When Julie built her ranch style home in Oregon back in 1989, she wanted a classic timber frame, but was unable to find anyone in the area building timber homes at the time. With a background in the construction industry and woodworking, she was her own general contractor on the home and got as close as she could to the timber frame aesthetic by including exposed beams and wood pillars.
More recently, when Julie began considering retirement, she reached out to New Energy Works to design and build a timber frame addition to her much-loved home. The reverent timber space that now houses her at-home woodshop is designed to flexibly adapt to her woodworking needs today and potentially convert to functional living space in decades to come.
"When we decided to retire, we didn’t want to move. Instead of moving into a retirement community with a woodshop and a gym, we thought ‘why not just build it?’. So, we did. This will be my third woodworking shop, so I knew exactly what I wanted going in, and it turned out spectacular.”