Spoiler Alert: 2013 Timber Calendar Preview

timber calendarFor the past few years we’ve been producing (in partnership with Timber Home Living) a yearly calendar. A flurry of work happens behind the scenes to produce a visually appetizing piece for each month. Right now we’re in the thick of 2013 design and photo gathering. Our department’s phones and computers are ablaze!

Timber frame calendar 2012


Often we raise the frame, enclose the structure, provide reclaimed flooring, and custom woodworking, but never have the opportunity to see the finished structure. We’ve been reaching out this week and we have a number of architects, builders, and photographers to thank for sharing their finished work with us. They’ll be duly noted in 2013.

Here’s a quick preview of a few places that may show up in the calendar. We’re excited to see in them in/near completion:

Wisconsin timber frame home

We raised the simple and clean lined trusses for this Wisconsin project in 2011. Situated on a 200 acre farm, the home reflects the surrounding agrarian style, but has a modern, open floor plan with expansive views created using advanced Eco-conscious, sustainable building materials and mechanical systems. Pretty neat mixture. We raised this with our friends at Traditional Carpentry and design partners Northworks Architects.

timber frame horse stable

This (amazing!) custom timber frame stable in Massachusetts is nearly ready for equine inhabitants. The open hay loft, clerestory, and large windowed entry doors offer an abundant amount of natural light to the interior spaces. I know my horse would love it here.

timber frame cabin

How about a cabin on the lake? Peter and his family have nearly completed their timber frame on Honnedaga Lake in the ADKs. Accessible only by boat, this is the perfect location for some folks, daunting for others. What do you think?

Reclaimed timber frame and ceiling

Reclaimed timbers and reclaimed mixed softwoods as ceiling t&g add great color (patina) and storied history to this New England home. To me, this project is perfectly topped off with hand hammered metal strapping on the trusses.

pennsylvania timber frame home

Doug and Ron’s Pennsylvania home sports a traditional green stain with natural exterior Douglas fir trusses. Its sloping site opens to some great views on the back side.

Timber frame cottage

We designed this Skaneateles, New York bungalow home almost 17 years ago. A few recent photos from David reminds us how timeless architecture gets better with each year. And that you can never go wrong with a big porch!