In Their Words: Sal and Jackie, Canandaigua, NY

Last week, we shared an article from Rochester Magazine all about Sal and Jackie’s timber frame project in Canandaigua, NY. This lakeside home is the second timber frame we’ve raised for a couple on Canandaigua Lake. It is crafted of reclaimed Douglas fir timbers sourced by Pioneer Millworks from the deconstructed 1930’s United Embroidery factory in New Jersey. The timbers were smooth finished and treated with oil to bring out the natural patina for a rustic, yet refined look. We recreated many of the details from the homeowners’ first home, including all interior doors, crafted from reclaimed wine vat stock. Other details include reclaimed oak flooring (also from Pioneer Millworks), a live edge island top, mantle/fireplace surround, custom built-ins for the great room and office, hand-crafted entry door, and bunk beds by NEWwoodworks.

Here’s what the homeowners Sal and Jackie had to say:

“Everyone we worked with at New Energy Works was warm and professional. We would not have the special home we have today without the guidance and workmanship of the wonderful N.E.W. teams. ”

Check out a case study written about the home here.





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.

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