• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Renewing a Legacy

    Deerfield Country Club


    When Paul and Claudia acquired Deerfield Country Club, they committed to restoring the legacy and facilities of the golf course. New timber porches engage the landscape and frame views. Douglas fir posts and beams were rough sawn and custom finished to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that has become a favorite location for celebrations.

  • 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


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.