Where’s the beetle these days? As with most things these traditional tools have a lifespan… Needing to replace a beetle that had met its end, Mike W and Alexander crafted a new one from a reclaimed timber scrap in our McMinnville, … read more
Mike Beganyi, our New England representative spotted the beetle mallet during the raising of a frame in Stowe, Vermont. Adaptable to all conditions, our timber framers raised the frame amongst sleet, snow, and the swosh of nearby skiers. This slope-side home … read more
Earlier this week we spotted the elusive beetle mallet at the raising of Jim and Tina’s timber frame hybrid home on Cayuga Lake in New York: Interestingly, though it looks like sunset, it was 2pm when this image was taken. … read more
Our craftsmen are raising the frame for a large timber frame central hall for a project with Kurpinski Builder. Each timber has a multistep custom finish and a few have needed to be ‘persuaded’ into place. The best tool of … read more
It can be tough to keep up with the beetle but recently we caught one of these time-tested mallets on-site during our raising in Canandaigua, NY.