Commercial Timber Frame Case Studies

Benedictine Brewery

Over 100 volunteers–monks, seminaries, carpenters, timber framers, and community members–helped raise the frame for the Mount Angel Abbey's Benedictine Brewery. The frame had 310+pcs, six bents (think of this as a truss, with legs), and a building footprint of 80’ long, 40’ wide, and 24’ to the ridge. The timbers themselves came from the monastery’s own forests. Both the brewery space and the tasting room are replete with craft of wood, brew, and community.

"This raising is a ton of right in a wrong way world. It fits right in with the mission of the brewery (support the Abbey, support local charities, support local economics), but it's a lot more than that. It feels like making a change for good and right one community step at a time."  - Chris Jones, Project Manager for the monastery

See our blog for more of the story and check out a video of the raising


Location: Mt Angel, Oregon
Architect: New Energy Works
Builder: CAB Construction
Size: Soderstrom Architects