Lakeside Pavilion

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Ben Loveland designed this 20’x36′ cross gable lakeside pavilion for a community on Lake Burton in Georgia. The generous two-foot plus overhangs help protect the pine timbers. Rough sawn tongue and groove ceiling decking completes the look of the pavilion’s … Continued

Rail Depot Restoration

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A rail depot restoration was a recent historic project for us in Bishopville, South Carolina. Bishopville was home to prosperous cotton farmers in the early 19th century.  In the late 1880s the railroad came to town, and Bishopville became a … Continued

Trade School Education

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Recently we hosted a group of high school carpentry students and instructors from our county career and technology center. Trade school education is becoming an increasingly popular option with numerous job openings and opportunities. Introducing these students to timber framing … Continued

Custom Lake House in South Carolina

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This award winning custom lake house is located on Lake Keowee in South Carolina. We were thrilled to play a part in creating our client’s gorgeous home. Using cypress timbers, we cut and installed gable and garage brackets, the king post … Continued

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

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

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