• 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.

  • Custom Car Barn

    Timber Frame Barns


    Traditional and one-of-a-kind, timber frame barns are unmatched in their versatility. Their large open spaces are ideal for gathering folks together for parties and weddings or serving as storage space, dedicated workshops, and in the case of this South Carolina barn, car storage and customization.

  • The Secret Life of Bees

    See the Case Study


    This home’s ethos is about effective use of space. Of the cottage/craftsman aesthetic, the full timber frame has an open living area and master suite on the main level with smaller privatized spaces above.

  • Circle in a Square

    Case Studies


    It was important for the family of five to have a central living space that felt settled and intimate while being able to host guests. The resulting 36’ x 36’ great room is characterized by its “circle in a square” frame that is the core to the overall basket-like structure. Read more on this project and other one-of-a-kind designs.

  • Graceful country living with an energy-conscious mindset were at the core of the overall plan and design for this estate home in North Carolina. The reclaimed oak timber frame plays a star role inside with traditional stone and timber materials connecting the home to the site outside.

  • Phil and Rocio asked us for a “small but perfect home”, something like a precious gem, or what we’re calling a NEW Jewel. Design and craft intense, 1,140 square feet, with the highest quality materials and handcrafted woodwork. "The artistic, creative flair with real-life practicality–we will love our jewel for many years to come" Phil & Rocio

  • A meandering driveway through this wooded site in Connecticut leads to the timber frame home for a family of five. The broad stroke design of this home harkens to sap houses and agricultural structures of the Northeast which inspired the inclusion of a clerestory, cylindrical silo-like stairwell, and site-harvested stone.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dan and Laurie's multi-generational retreat home acts as a central gathering spot for family and friends, near and far. Centralized open public spaces on the main and lower levels accommodate large gatherings and are balanced by private away spaces at each end of the home. Read the case study or visit our blog for the full story.

  • Great Lake Estate

    Family Homestead


    "Working with the staff of New Energy Works and their sister company NEWwoodworks has been delightful. It amazes me that there are so many competent people at every level of these organizations. Collaborating with talented people enabled us to construct a quality home that has truly exceeded our expectations." - Homeowners Ross & Anna Marie

  • 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!

  • A hand-raising? You betcha! Over 100 monks, seminaries, timber framers, and community members gathered to help raise the frame for the Mount Angel Abbey’s Benedictine Brewery in Oregon. 11,400 board feet of timber, 310+pcs, six bents (think of this as a truss, with legs) came together one special day in late Fall.

  • 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.

  • Fewer gables, single plane roofs, simpler volumes, and a dramatic use of glass are common components for contemporary design. For the project wanting all this, but without all the concrete and steel so often associated with the “modern” feel, timber framing could be your solution. See more in our Contemporary gallery.

  • Raising the Frame

    Naked Frames


    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

  • 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.