Commercial Timber Frame Case Studies

Re-Reclaimed Timbers in Point of the Bluff

These twice reclaimed 500 year old Douglas fir timbers (the first time from the Welland Canal, and the second time from a restaurant that was slated for demolition) have found new life once again as an event pavilion at Point of the Bluff Vineyards overlooking Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes of New York. Music and dancing will fill the space sheltered by these old trees for years to come.

"This project is dear to my heart. Its long history starts with recovering huge timbers from a canal, re-sawing them for a restaurant on the north shore, and (when that was doomed by development and taken down piece by piece) re-envisioning them in a new spot, still overlooking the lake but as a gathering place to celebrate."

—Jonathan Orpin, Founder, New Energy Works

Read more about these historic timbers and their multiple uses on our sister company, Pioneer Millworks, blog.


Reclaimed Wood: Pioneer Millworks
Professional Photos: Don Cochran 

Location: Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport, NY
Architect: New Energy Works