Timber Frame Structures
Timber frame utilizes mortise and tenon joinery and is one the strongest techniques known to carpentry. It requires a high level of skill to accomplish. Not to be confused with post and beam, where lumber is joined by metal plates, timber frame is peg and beam where one piece of wood is inserted into a corresponding hole in another piece of wood to provide the ultimate in structural strength and stability.
The technique has been around a long time for a good reason. Not only does it offer the ultimate in longevity for the structure, but it also has huge appeal with its cathedral ceilings and juxtaposed wood beams unfettered by metal plates. Timber frame is the ultimate method to showcase the natural beauty of the wood and the highest quality carpentry craftsmanship. Sometimes the old ways are just the best!
Full customization including overhangs and even some loft space (you won’t want to hide the timber frame completely!), is available.
Due to the way timber frame buildings are constructed they are not the cheapest buildings to build. For a rough price on a 36×40 2 story model w/ dormers it can fall in the $140-$160 per sq/ft range ($200,000 – $230,000)Get a Quote