In the Shop: Lyons National Bank, Farmington Branch

The Spring 2020 raising date is quickly approaching for the Lyons National Bank – Farmington NY branch. Our craftsmen are putting finishing touches on the timbers for the barn-inspired timber frame bank:

One finishing touch to the LNB timber frame includes a custom carving, commemorating the year the project will be raised, applied by the skilled hands of Jake, one of our long-time craftsmen and project champion.

Andy (below) was explaining–to the camera–the layout process which includes double-checking length, joinery, coding, and more, plus applying notes for all the hand touches that happen to each timber in the frame.

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Preserving History and Adding the Craft of Timber Framing: LNB breaks ground for new branch

LNB (The Lyons National Bank) recently broke ground for a new branch in Farmington, NY. The site includes a historic home that is being preserved and refreshed. A new timber frame, connecting to the historic home, will be raised to accommodate the bank’s main operations.

The historic Hathaway House (left), new bank space (center timber frame “barn”), and timber frame drive-thru pavilion (right).

“As a company, we’ve long been clients of LNB; we admire their deliberate focus on the individual and business needs of each community they join–and their commitment to doing right by the planet,” said Bryan, project lead from our timber frame engineering team. “We’ve been privileged to work with LNB on several of their branches and we’re excited that they’re opening just down the road from our headquarters in Farmington.”

Below: A previous project with LNB for their Canandaigua NY branch included a timber frame core crafted with reclaimed Douglas fir timbers sourced by Pioneer Millworks.

The LNB, Canandaigua NY branch, with timber frame core, reclaimed oak flooring, and custom table.

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Barn Raising Time Lapse

After crafting the frame for a large barn in our shop in Farmington, NY, our timber framers traveled to Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina to raise it. Over 500 timbers and timber components make up the frame with those on the exterior featuring a custom stain. After a few days of pre-assembly the raising started and moved along quickly. Check out the big bents pre-assembled and stacked/organized as the central core of the barn goes up in this short video (below). Thanks to Josh at J.T. Turner Construction for the video!

Sneak Peek: Family Timber Frame Home in Honeoye Falls New York

Dan and Beth’s home in Honeoye Falls started with a desire for smartly sized space to accommodate their five-person family. They came to us with a love of wood and a successful, family owned forest business, WoodWise Land Company. The results: a home loved for its texture and character of design, and mix of materials. It feels modest and comfortable, yet it’s fairly large (about 3,000 sq ft).

Timber frame home exterior honeoye falls ny

Dan and Beth’s timber frame home in Honeoye Falls, NY features a broad and detailed expanse of stonework, from the chimney to this back patio. The combination of natural wood and stone materials create inviting spaces, inside and out.

Especially when you consider the three-story timber frame “party” barn next door that we also crafted. The barn is complete with second floor basketball court, balcony and catwalk cigar room.

Timber frame barn exterior New York

Adjacent to their family home, Dan and Beth’s party barn is perfect for gatherings, pick-up basketball, jam sessions, and of course, storage.

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