Our late friend Merle Adams, founder of Big Timberworks, once said, “If the spokesperson for a product or a cause doesn’t practice what he or she preaches, then the opposite of what what he or she says must be true.” In designing our new manufacturing facility, it quickly became apparent that a pre-engineered metal building […]
Sometimes you have to do it the hard way: installing timbers when the roof is already in place. Whether you call it retrofitting timber or the hard way to build a timber frame, the idea is similar to building a ship in a bottle–only harder. For starters, you’ve got to figure out how to budge […]
Once or twice a year, something extraordinary happens. The Timber Framers Guild partners with a local non-profit or community to build a timber frame. Timber framers and volunteers come together to help raise the frame, the local community feeds the volunteers, and almost always, something magical happens: communities get stronger, friendships develop, and a bond […]
Building a commercial timber frame can be good for business, and we hope that’ll be the case for the timber frame porch we’re crafting for River Ridge Meats new processing facility in Grayson County, VA. 5 Questions for Brantley Ivey (River Ridge Manager) Why are you building this facility? It’s a big step toward vertically […]
The idea? Repurpose a great old timber frame barn by designing a new home around it. Design by Platt Architecture, PA http://www.plattarchitecture.com
Watch what its like to be in our shop as we scribe, assemble, and fit a timber frame roof for a repurposed timber frame barn. To watch the installation of this work, watch the next video…
Where Google Fiber chose to put their Charlotte offices was a surprise: they re-imagined the typical high-tech office space by remodeling a more than 100-year-old historic post and beam building. Guess who was chosen to restore the historic reclaimed beams?
Eric Morley and his wife build a hybrid timber frame home on the New River in Virginia…