Antique Timbers – Character and Uniqueness

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Using antique timbers is a good way to add character and uniqueness in a newly constructed home. Combining these pieces of history with modern architecture gives a home a story, just waiting to be told. The visible axe strokes and … Continued

24 x 50 Barn Plans

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Introducing our 24 x 50 barn plans: This barn is designed to give you lots of options. The 1200 square foot ground level can be left wide open or divided into rooms or stalls. Whether you want to house animals, equipment, … Continued

Choosing a Finish for Your Timber Frame

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We are often asked for our recommendation on a finish for a timber frame. When choosing a finish for your timber frame, you should consider these points:First and foremost, do I want a finish applied?Is the finish nontoxic and environmentally … Continued

Spring 2020 Timber Tidbits

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Spring…..does the Grateful Dead lyric “What a long, strange trip it’s been” keep running through your head, or is it just me? We’ve been able to stay busy, widely spread out in our shop buildings, carefully venturing out, keeping everything … Continued

Historic Restoration – Church Steeple

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Historic restoration and preservation of timber framed structures is a timber framer’s dream job. Not only do we get to do timber frame work, we usually get access to parts of historic buildings not generally seen. The clock tower in … Continued

Fairbanks House – 1637 Timber Frame Home

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The Fairbanks House is the oldest still standing timber frame home in North America. Built in 1637, it was home to eight generations of the Fairbanks family. Located in Dedham, Massachusetts the Fairbanks House is now a museum,  and is … Continued

Timber Frame Garage Apartment Plan

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This garage apartment plan offers you a space with total flexibility. Are you looking for a small home with a workspace? A guest apartment with parking below? The possibilities are endless. The lower level of this timber frame is 20’x36′ … Continued

Timber Frames for Outdoor Spaces

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Spring fever is real, folks. So let’s start thinking about ways to enhance our outdoor spaces. You can add living space to your home with a sunroom or porch, or erect a separate structure, such as a pavilion, pergola, or … Continued