Past Timber Frame Events & Raisings

January 2011 Raising, Private Residence


We’ll be raising the timber frame for this hybrid lake home in the heart of Upstate NY’s winter, best known as January, in collaboration with Ketmar Development. The frame will be made from industrial salvaged Douglas fir timbers from a cigar factory in Connecticut. The reclaimed timbers will be cleaned and thanks to new joinery hand cut by our timberframers, they will form king post trusses with through tenons. Exterior components include a screen porch, timber brackets and an entry gable all made of sustainably harvested, fresh sawn Douglas fir. We partnered with Design Works on the design which allows multiple, stunning views of the lake.

Location: Finger Lakes, Upstate NY
Architect: Chuck Smith, Design Works
Builder: Ketmar Development