Painted Cabinetry in a Timber Frame Home

December 29, 2013 Leave a comment

A beautiful kitchen in a timber frame home is always a winner in my book.  In a conventionally framed home, natural wood cabinetry would be my choice, in almost every situation.  But, what about a timber frame home?  Wood timbers, probably wood flooring, the cabinetry in another wood choice might be too much.  Painted cabinetry wins out for contrast alone.

Painted Cabinetry in a Timber Frame Home

Painted Cabinetry in a Timber Frame Home

What do you think?  The white cabinets are very pretty and very safe.  Would you be more daring?

Hand Hewn Timbers Contrast Nicely.

Hand Hewn Timbers Contrast Nicely.

Count me in on all of this.  Hand hewn timbers, gorgeous stone fireplace and hearth, love it.  Let’s take a look at the exterior, just for fun!

Let it snow!

Let it snow!

Thank you for stopping by, comments are welcome!


This Maine CSA farm has a consistently w

February 5, 2013 Leave a comment

This Maine CSA farm has a consistently well-written blog; the most recent post features repairs to their barn.

Categories: Timber Frame Home

Oak timbers

January 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Oak Timbers

These are Oak timbers, already stained, ready to package for delivery to the job site.

Traditional Post and Beam Construction

Timber Frame Camp

Deer Lake Scout Camp

Post and Beam Construction!

Post and Beam Construction

 Let’s go inside…

Traditional Timber Frame Joinery

Native white pine timbers were chosen for the interior with douglas fir timbers for the exterior area.

Post and Beam Interior

Working with  Bismark Construction and Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC was a wonderful experience, we look forward to future opportunities.

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 38,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Competitive Bidding

December 13, 2012 2 comments

Competitive Bidding / Bid As Drawn

This can be a tough one, if you have a concern based on design aesthetic or worse…engineering.  What’s the best way to approach this?

Let’s see….

Modified Hammer Beam Design

1.  Bid as drawn with so many comments and notes in the proposal that you think you are covered.

2.  Bid as an alternate, hope they appreciate your attention to detail and concern.

3. Bid it both ways and hope for the best.

What do you think?  In various construction methods, this similar situation must come up.  We would like to hear your thoughts!

Timber Frame Raising / Progress Shots

December 5, 2012 2 comments


View from the jobsite!

Timber Frame Raising Day 2

Great progress for day 2 timber frame raising.

Day 3, love that view!


Setting Joists


Setting the last full bent


Setting joists in the loft area…


Can you imagine the view looking out the dormer?

Timber Frame Raising Day 3

Timber Frame Raising End of Day 3

Day 4 begins below!


Day 5, time to wrap it up, setting rafters. Looks great!

Setting Rafters

View of the timber framing from lake side, nice.

Lake Side

Great job guys, come home!