Who wouldn’t fall in love with Nashville, Tennessee? It’s the cultural center of the Southeastern United States. With its many legendary performance halls and venues, Nashville lives up to its nickname of Music City USA. A Brief History of Nashville, TN Did you know Carolina Timberworks has ties to Nashville? Gesche Morley’s (co-owner of Carolina […]
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Solar panels that don’t ruin the view The idea for a timber frame solar panel carport arose from something on our wishlist: solar panels for our timber frame shop. Our roof has plenty of space for PV, but doesn’t face south, so that leaves us with only one option, a ground-mounted array. On the positive […]
or…What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Timber Frame The process of creating a timber frame is important, regardless of how well the finished product turns out—just ask someone who endured a terrible process to obtain their timber frame. There is neither a shortcut, nor any secret to designing a timber frame. But whether good […]
How to make a grand entrance and enjoy unloading groceries in the rain We always enjoy driving into a porte cochère: there’s a certain sense of making a grand entrance, of feeling important, tinged with our nostalgia for more elegant times. So what is a porte cochère? The literal translation from French is “Door Coachman”, […]
West Jefferson: The Coolest Corner Is West Jefferson, NC (Ashe County) one of the best places to live, raise a family, and work in Western North Carolina? Carolina Timberworks thinks so. West Jefferson, Ashe County by the Numbers Elevation (5 peaks over 5,000′) 3,178′ Population (people, not cows) 27,203 Square miles 426.14 People per square […]
I can’t go anywhere so I might as well enjoy what I’m looking at here by Matthew Morley Funny how, before a global pandemic made it mandatory, the idea of having more time to spend at home was probably high on many people’s wish lists. A few months of enforced downtime, social isolation, and 24/7 […]
Ask someone who builds timber frames for a living what makes their company different, and you’re likely to hear some variation on the theme of high quality, responsive service, and talented people. Their answer may be truthful, but if you want to build a timber frame, you haven’t learned what you need to know to […]
Architecture that heals the planet? Buildings that pull carbon out of the sky? Can buildings be part of the climate solution? Bruce King thinks so, and shows us how we can soak up carbon from the atmosphere as we create beautiful buildings that showcase nature’s palette. The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate offers an […]