Timber framing and “post and beam” construction are methods of building with heavy timbers rather than slender dimensional lumber such as 2 x4’s. It is set apart by its unique joinery of large timbers that are carefully fitted and jointed together using mortise and tenon joints, or more complex joints, and are usually fastened using wooden pegs.
Stunning design opportunities abound with exposed timbers inside and outside the home, depending on the style and type of timber frame home you chose. Timber framing has been revived since the 1970’s, and modernized with the help of modern industrial tools. Recently, it has become common practice to enclose the timber structure in manufactured panels called SIPs (structural insulated panels). If this method is used the timbers can only be seen from the inside of the building, but they add rigidity to the basic timber.
No matter what type of timber frame home (box frame, cruck frame, aisled frame) and what type of timber you choose to use for your home, we are here to get you started on your journey. To see if a Timber Frame home is for you, take a look at “Woodhouse-the Timber Frame Company” for a huge selection of pictures and home designs, timber kits, and 3D walkthru’s. Then give us a call at 541-797-3309.