Whether it’s the cathedral-like atmosphere or the honesty of the structure, barns seem to resonate with people. Bittersweet Farms Party Barn “Buy it”. I asked Jim Becher to repeat what he’d just told me. Then I had to admit we didn’t have enough money in our checking account to buy the antique timber frame barn in Pennsylvania I’d […]
Post & Beam Blog
Blog posts and general information about quality custom timber framing, new trends, frequently asked questions, what woods to use, and best practices.
Two of the Prettiest Oak Trees on the Blue Ridge Parkway…and the Carolina Timberworks Badash 29er Wooden Bicycle Most people stop for a closer look when they see our wooden mountain bike, and have questions. “Is it really wood?” Yes. “Did you make it?” No. “How does it ride?” Amazing. Meet the Badash 29er, hand […]
Traditional timber framing is the art of connecting two or more pieces of timber using wood-to-wood joinery. Prior to the discovery of metal, this is how timber posts and beams were connected to frame the homes, barns, and businesses our ancestors lived and worked in. Held together without nails, bolts, or metal connectors–the timber frames of old tended to withstand the test of time–lasting centuries instead of decades. Although […]
A homeowner building in the Outer Banks emailed a great question this week: “I was wondering if people typically use your trusses as structural members or just as decorative members attached to the existing frame structure?” We build and install both decorative and structural timber framing. Non-structural, or decorative timber framing, is frequently timber frame trusses in […]
Timber frame and post and beam homes are great buildings. Buildings that are loved get maintained, and well-maintained buildings last far longer. Timber framing may be one of the best ways to conserve our resources because post and beam homes are special places that people love, and because they are loved, they are maintained over the years, and […]
What do the old boots pictured above have to do with building? Please bear with me. I bought the boots pictured above 20 years ago. At the time, they seemed very expensive–say $200. My Dad and I were on a fly fishing trip, and I needed a new pair of hiking boots. I didn’t have […]