• The challenge was set: take a well-loved 1980's family lake home and transform both aesthetics and functionality. An overhaul of exterior materials and fenestration plus the addition of porches and a garage updated and reinvigorated the home. Read the full story in our case studies and on our blog.

  • Raising the Frame

    Naked Frames

     

    Unlike many companies, we raise our own frames. The same craftsmen that cut joinery on a frame also raise it as we're adamant that the intimate knowledge required to produce quality work should accompany the project to the site. We continue to be fascinated by the site of a frame against the sky and have shared several in our 'naked frames' gallery

  • The Barrow House

    Commercial Frames

     

    The Barrow House restaurant and parlor’s eclectic decor follows along the countless additions and alterations made to the existing structure allowing patrons to ramble through the building's storied past. The “barn” dining room is the newest addition, crafted with rough sawn kiln dried Douglas fir, with a multi-step stain, and retractable roof!

  • This timber frame plays double duty with garage bays below and a studio retreat above. Curved bottom chord trusses accentuate the open space and mimic the lines of the gambrel roof. To see more timber frame trusses, view our timber frame trusses gallery.

  • Accessible Comfort

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    The extensive porches on this home encourage the family and visitors to enjoy fresh air and get closer to nature. Designed and built to be functional and beautiful, the home accommodates the needs of a handicap child while providing comfortable living areas for the family to come together.

  • Waterfront views aren’t the only advantage of this Skaneateles, NY home's pond side setting — a high efficiency, geo-thermal system operates from within the pond. Inside, the house melds steel with timber to create a contemporary and clean aesthetic. We partnered with Holmes King Kallquist Architecture and David Lee & Company on this project.

  • The soul of this home reveals itself in the evening, expressing art and structure. Well-dried, antique timbers cut precisely and joined tightly allow for expansive custom glass between the beams. While decks and screened porches offer outdoor spaces.

  • Historically used to shelter animals and harvests, and more recently to protect machinery or provide recreational space, this barn project caters to elite equines on a private farm in Massachusetts. Created with Marcus Gleysteen Architects and Blackburn Architects and built by our friends at Kenneth Vona Construction.

  • Centered on Family

    Timber Frame Spaces

     

    Tucked into the woods along the shore of Schroon Lake, this retreat home is a central meeting spot for several generations of family. 11"x11" Douglas fir timbers with integrate steel provide strength and substance. Explore this and other family spaces in our galleries.

  • Porches are expressive while serving a key role as transition space or even as outdoor rooms. These spaces often frame views while providing a bit of shelter. Our special, pre-designed modular screened porch systems can provide just the right amount of privacy for sleep outside on a hot summer's night and they keep unwelcome visitors out.

  • Nestled against a hillside near Allegheny National Forest in Northeastern Pennsylvania, we added a custom finish and texture to the timbers and trusses allowing them to blend with the home's exterior materials and natural surroundings. Photo by Scott Hemenway.

  • Lakeside Comfort

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    Rob & Melissa's home is located on a constrained build site with fantastic lake frontage. Focal points are captured thru dynamic views from multiple spaces. The warmth of the frame, the efficiency of the enclosure, the fine woodworking, and the reclaimed wood all combine for comfortable lakeside living.

  • Elegance & Strength

    Great Room Gallery

     

    This East Coast home was modeled after heavy timber mountain homes commonly found in the western US. The design style was captured by including stout cross members and large reclaimed Douglas fir timbers accented with metal strapping.

  • Timber Pavilion

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    This timber frame pavilion in historic Seneca Falls NY takes its cue from the arch topped church windows of its Anglo-Gothic style neighbor, Trinity Church. When the snow melts, its traditional copper roof will be exposed. Sun or snow, this outdoor space offers shelter to enjoy views year-round. © Tom Watson

  • Comfort of Reclaimed

    Pavilions & Pergolas

     

    An extensive remodel of a timber frame home near Portland, Oregon included the addition of an outdoor living and dining area. The pavilion inspired space was crafted from industrial as-found timbers paired with artisan concrete and an arbor to connect to the home.