• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Cascade Range Outlook

    Timber Frame Interiors


    This 3600 square foot Washington home encompasses one floor living with a tower room for getting away and a garden level for guests. Natural materials, intimate volumes, and local craftsmanship make living here easy. Homeowners Jim and Pam say, "It has been a great ride! Thank you for your passion and help and guidance."

  • LEED-H Gold Home

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    Dave and Jean's mountain home, situated on a conservation easement in Balsam Mountain Preserve, a private community in the Smoky Mountains, is one of the first homes in North Carolina to achieve LEED-H Gold status from the US Green Building Council. Crafted of reclaimed Heart Pine, the timbers that once supported a factory now shelter a family.

  • Refreshing a Legacy

    Deerfield Country Club


    When Paul and Claudia acquired Deerfield Country Club, they committed to restoring the legacy and facilities of the well-known golf course. New exterior timber porches engage the landscape and frame fairway views. 16" x 16" Douglas fir posts and 12" x 12" beams were rough sawn and custom finished to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

  • This family home is nestled near the woods surrounded by sloping fields. With natural exterior coverings, the home flows from cedar-sided family areas to the antique barn wood sided garage and ‘party barn’. Both the home design and landscape design offer the homeowners and their young children room to grow.

  • Reclaimed Timbers

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    The owners of this summer retreat wanted a modest cottage home that looked like it had stood forever in a quiet state of bucolic grace. Crafted of timbers reclaimed from upstate NY barns, the frame celebrates original hand hewn surfaces, old mortise pockets, and peg holes.