Future Timber Framers

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Any time we have the opportunity to educate kids about timber framing and woodworking we’re in! Stephen visited a local elementary school and the thank you notes made it all worthwhile. The kids were interested and excited, while worrying that … Continued

Timber Framed Island Pavilion

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We were pretty excited to get a call from the Norwalk Seaport Association about cutting and raising a timber framed island pavilion for them. Sheffield Island (Norwalk), Connecticut is home to a retired lighthouse that is listed on the National … Continued

Marriage Marks

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Marriage marks were used in timber frame construction as reference points, to identify pieces that fit together in the frame or for the positioning of peg holes. Most commonly used in the 18oos and earlier, marks were etched into the … Continued

Pine Mountain State Park Timber Frame Pavilion

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Preserving historic structures is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a timber framer. So,we were thrilled to be contacted about rebuilding the Pine Mountain State Park timber frame pavilion in Kentucky. The park opened in 1924 as Kentucky’s … Continued

TFG Community Building Project

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Photos by Daniel Girard The Timber Framers Guild (TFG) is dedicated to promoting, supporting and advancing the craft of timber framing through education, research, and programs. TFG Community Building projects are one of the ways the Guild accomplishes these goals. The … Continued

Wood and Fungi

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There’s a fungus among us ……. and if you like it we can highlight it in your timber frame!Wood and fungi have a symbiotic relationship. That is an interaction between species that is sometimes beneficial, sometimes harmful, to one or … Continued

White Oak Timber Frame

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This White Oak timber frame embodies a common theme in hybrid homes: the public spaces, such as kitchen, great room, dining room and porches are timber frame construction. The private spaces, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, are built using conventional … Continued

Outdoor Living

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“Summertime….and the livin’ is easy”Spring, summer, fall and yes, even winter, we like to spend time outdoors. It’s good for us, body and soul. Whether we’re out in the woods, out at the lake, or out on the beach, the … Continued

Carpenter Bees

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Oh, those pesky carpenter bees…… Let’s look at the who, what, why and how of these wood-damaging little critters. Introducing: genus Xylocopa, the carpenter bee. Carpenter bees resemble bumblebees.​ The two species are close in size and appearance. The main … Continued