Heirloom Timber Framing » journal http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com Just another WordPress site Mon, 06 May 2013 05:45:02 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 A Bespoke Timber Home http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2013/05/a-bespoke-timber-home/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-bespoke-timber-home http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2013/05/a-bespoke-timber-home/#comments Sat, 04 May 2013 17:41:43 +0000 heirloom http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/?p=921 A young couple approached Heirloom Timber Framing with the honorable task to design and build their future family home, located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We hope you enjoy these recent photos of the home.

Front Of Home

Front Home Entrance

Great Room & Kitchen

Kitchen, Stair & Front Door

Kitchen

Master Bath

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A young couple approached Heirloom Timber Framing with the honorable task to design and build their future family home, located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We hope you enjoy these recent photos of the home.

Front Of Home

Front Home Entrance

Great Room & Kitchen

Kitchen, Stair & Front Door

Kitchen

Master Bath

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Orthodox Chapel http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2013/01/orthodox-chapel/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=orthodox-chapel http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2013/01/orthodox-chapel/#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:00:23 +0000 heirloom http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/?p=1037 Heirloom Timber Framing is designing this darling little Orthodox chapel. The project will surely be fun and unique! The timber frame is fully structural thus supporting the roof and wall enclosure systems. The owner will sustainably harvest logs from their 40 acres of forested property whilst milling the logs into timber onsite. Below is a virtual tour of the 3-D model; check it out!

 

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Heirloom Timber Framing is designing this darling little Orthodox chapel. The project will surely be fun and unique! The timber frame is fully structural thus supporting the roof and wall enclosure systems. The owner will sustainably harvest logs from their 40 acres of forested property whilst milling the logs into timber onsite. Below is a virtual tour of the 3-D model; check it out!

 

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Holiday Cheer http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/12/holiday-cheer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=holiday-cheer http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/12/holiday-cheer/#comments Sun, 16 Dec 2012 05:50:21 +0000 heirloom http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/?p=1100 Seasons greetings to your family from our family at Heirloom Timber Framing. We hope your warm dreams are filled with snow covered timber and trunnels. Merry, merry!

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Seasons greetings to your family from our family at Heirloom Timber Framing. We hope your warm dreams are filled with snow covered timber and trunnels. Merry, merry!

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Mountain Views Timber Frame http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/10/mountain-views-timber-frame/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mountain-views-timber-frame http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/10/mountain-views-timber-frame/#comments Sun, 07 Oct 2012 19:45:25 +0000 heirloom http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/?p=964  

The Mountain Views timber frame was inspired by a client’s mountain home in Blairsville, Georgia. The intention was to add a covered area to their existing deck. This timber frame would provide the covered space as a pergola for them to enjoy their deck and the outdoors. The frame was to mimic their spectacular panoramic view of the beautiful Appalachian mountains. This was achieved by using curved timbers and staggering them on each other to capture the ridge line of the local mountains.

This timber frame makes the perfect pergola, shed, cabin, bungalow, or  cottage. The design can be altered in foot print to fit your project’s requirements.

 

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The Mountain Views timber frame was inspired by a client’s mountain home in Blairsville, Georgia. The intention was to add a covered area to their existing deck. This timber frame would provide the covered space as a pergola for them to enjoy their deck and the outdoors. The frame was to mimic their spectacular panoramic view of the beautiful Appalachian mountains. This was achieved by using curved timbers and staggering them on each other to capture the ridge line of the local mountains.

This timber frame makes the perfect pergola, shed, cabin, bungalow, or  cottage. The design can be altered in foot print to fit your project’s requirements.

 

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A Custom Timber Frame Home Entry http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/09/a-custom-timber-frame-home-entry/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-custom-timber-frame-home-entry http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/09/a-custom-timber-frame-home-entry/#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2012 02:00:00 +0000 heirloom http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/?p=648 Heirloom Timber Framing designed, hand-fashioned and installed this timber frame entrance for a project with Timberlake Custom Home Builders of Hiawassee, Georgia. The timber species used is local eastern white pine. Traditional mortise-tenon joinery with wooden pegs was employed to make the connections fast. This timber frame gave the home’s entrance a warm and grand welcome for all visitors.

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Heirloom Timber Framing designed, hand-fashioned and installed this timber frame entrance for a project with Timberlake Custom Home Builders of Hiawassee, Georgia. The timber species used is local eastern white pine. Traditional mortise-tenon joinery with wooden pegs was employed to make the connections fast. This timber frame gave the home’s entrance a warm and grand welcome for all visitors.

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2012 Southeastern Regional Timber Framers Guild Meeting http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/08/440/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=440 http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/08/440/#comments Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:30:05 +0000 heirloom http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/?p=440 The 2012 Southeastern Regional Timber Framers Guild (http://www.timberframersguild.org/) meeting has been announced by our generous host, Cabin Creek Timber Frames of Franklin, North Carolina for Saturday the 15th of September 2012. This free event is open to all members and non-members alike. A few highlights from the program include Timber Grading, “How and WHY things work in a timber frame.”, Mortise Cleaning Contest, and the ever popular Axe Throwing Contest. Some sponsors include Thermocore Structural Insulated Panel Systems, J. R. Sanders Crane Service, Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. and D. Remy & Company Structural Engineers. Fun will include lunch and dinner with a slide show of timber frame projects. The evening’s entertainment will be timber frame anecdotes while making hand-made bluegrass music, so please bring your instruments. For those traveling a distance, lodging is available in the Franklin, North Carolina area. RSVP is recommended to this event for an accurate food count.

 

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The 2012 Southeastern Regional Timber Framers Guild (http://www.timberframersguild.org/) meeting has been announced by our generous host, Cabin Creek Timber Frames of Franklin, North Carolina for Saturday the 15th of September 2012. This free event is open to all members and non-members alike. A few highlights from the program include Timber Grading, “How and WHY things work in a timber frame.”, Mortise Cleaning Contest, and the ever popular Axe Throwing Contest. Some sponsors include Thermocore Structural Insulated Panel Systems, J. R. Sanders Crane Service, Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. and D. Remy & Company Structural Engineers. Fun will include lunch and dinner with a slide show of timber frame projects. The evening’s entertainment will be timber frame anecdotes while making hand-made bluegrass music, so please bring your instruments. For those traveling a distance, lodging is available in the Franklin, North Carolina area. RSVP is recommended to this event for an accurate food count.

 

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Porte Cochere Entrance http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/07/timber-framed-porte-cochere/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=timber-framed-porte-cochere http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/07/timber-framed-porte-cochere/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:55:38 +0000 heirloom http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/?p=576 Heirloom Timber Framing is manufacturing, hand-fashioning and installing a timber frame entrance for a porte cochere at a Baldwin County, Georgia residence. We look forward to updating this post as the project unfolds, so be sure to visit frequently.

 

 

 

The design was created by Architects Richard Rauh & Associates of Atlanta, Georgia. The architecture favors traditional English style frame work. Some details will include rough sawn oak timber, English scribed joinery, celebrated Carpenter’s marks, hand-riven trunnels and stainless steel hardware throughout.

Below is a virtual tour of the model for the timbered porte cochere; check it out!

 

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Heirloom Timber Framing is manufacturing, hand-fashioning and installing a timber frame entrance for a porte cochere at a Baldwin County, Georgia residence. We look forward to updating this post as the project unfolds, so be sure to visit frequently.

 

 

 

The design was created by Architects Richard Rauh & Associates of Atlanta, Georgia. The architecture favors traditional English style frame work. Some details will include rough sawn oak timber, English scribed joinery, celebrated Carpenter’s marks, hand-riven trunnels and stainless steel hardware throughout.

Below is a virtual tour of the model for the timbered porte cochere; check it out!

 

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Our new site has launched! http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/06/first-post/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=first-post http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2012/06/first-post/#comments Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:49:58 +0000 heirloom http://66.147.244.107/~heirlor2/?p=100 Welcome to Heirloom Timber Framing’s new online home! We are excited to unveil this new website with a fresh design which showcases some of our most recent work in a high definition virtual tour. Although it remains a work in progress, we hope you like the new design and additional information about Heirloom Timber Framing. In our blog journal section we will be posting the latest news, case studies and miscellaneous ramblings about what is currently holding our attention. Please check back often and send your comments and feedback.

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Welcome to Heirloom Timber Framing’s new online home! We are excited to unveil this new website with a fresh design which showcases some of our most recent work in a high definition virtual tour. Although it remains a work in progress, we hope you like the new design and additional information about Heirloom Timber Framing. In our blog journal section we will be posting the latest news, case studies and miscellaneous ramblings about what is currently holding our attention. Please check back often and send your comments and feedback.

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Timber Frame Home Annex http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2011/10/timber-frame-home-annex/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=timber-frame-home-annex http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2011/10/timber-frame-home-annex/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 02:58:36 +0000 heirloom http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/?p=740 Heirloom Timber Framing was contracted by local general contractor Cayce Price with Chimney Rock, Residential Home Builders of Hayesville, North Carolina to design, engineer, hand-fashion and install this timber frame annex for an existing local timber frame home. Heirloom Timber Framing also installed the roof SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) system in which The Murus Company, Inc. of Mansfield, Pennsylvania manufactured and supplied. The wall envelope for the timber frame annex was conventionally framed by local contractor Robert Penland with Penland Builders, Inc. of Hayesville, North Carolina. The architectural design was created by Ellen P. Harris AIA and Douglas K. Harris AIA with Harris Architects, PLLC of Brevard, North Carolina.

 

These two photos show the existing timber frame home with the timber frame annex in red.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The timber used was a local Eastern White Pine, kiln dried for less shrinkage of the timber thus keeping the joinery much more tight during the seasoning period. All joinery was hand-fashioned for greater accuracy and strength to the frame. Cherry pegs were chosen for a lighter contrast in color then Oak pegs but darker in contrast to the White Pine.

 

 

 

 

Besides having to attach the annex into the existing timber frame home, another accomplishment during the install was to work the timber frame around a chimney. This photo shows the timber frame installed around the existing chimney which is not in the above 3-d models. Note, two of the truss rafters on the chimney’s face being supported by temporarily posts. These rafters had to be “scribed” onsite during the timber frame’s install which, by no means was any small feet of skill. They will eventually become supported by a stone ledger and face on the chimney. This will achieve the desired look of the rafters diving into the chimney.

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Heirloom Timber Framing was contracted by local general contractor Cayce Price with Chimney Rock, Residential Home Builders of Hayesville, North Carolina to design, engineer, hand-fashion and install this timber frame annex for an existing local timber frame home. Heirloom Timber Framing also installed the roof SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) system in which The Murus Company, Inc. of Mansfield, Pennsylvania manufactured and supplied. The wall envelope for the timber frame annex was conventionally framed by local contractor Robert Penland with Penland Builders, Inc. of Hayesville, North Carolina. The architectural design was created by Ellen P. Harris AIA and Douglas K. Harris AIA with Harris Architects, PLLC of Brevard, North Carolina.

 

These two photos show the existing timber frame home with the timber frame annex in red.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The timber used was a local Eastern White Pine, kiln dried for less shrinkage of the timber thus keeping the joinery much more tight during the seasoning period. All joinery was hand-fashioned for greater accuracy and strength to the frame. Cherry pegs were chosen for a lighter contrast in color then Oak pegs but darker in contrast to the White Pine.

 

 

 

 

Besides having to attach the annex into the existing timber frame home, another accomplishment during the install was to work the timber frame around a chimney. This photo shows the timber frame installed around the existing chimney which is not in the above 3-d models. Note, two of the truss rafters on the chimney’s face being supported by temporarily posts. These rafters had to be “scribed” onsite during the timber frame’s install which, by no means was any small feet of skill. They will eventually become supported by a stone ledger and face on the chimney. This will achieve the desired look of the rafters diving into the chimney.

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A Timber Framed, River Home Entrance http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2011/06/a-timber-framed-river-home-entrance/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-timber-framed-river-home-entrance http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/2011/06/a-timber-framed-river-home-entrance/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2011 23:41:52 +0000 heirloom http://www.heirloomtimberframing.com/?p=468

Heirloom Timber Framing designed, hand-fashioned and installed this beautiful timber frame entrance for a home along the banks of the Hiwassee River in the Fires Creek recreational area just outside of Hayesville, North Carolina. Local builders Vic and Chris Coker incorporated the timber frame during the home’s recent renovation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The owners wanted a grand focal point on the homes main entrance. After discussing options with their builder, the builder recommended touching base with us at Heirloom Timber Framing. We met with the owners to begin a conceptual drawing by placing their ideas into the design phase. After a few takes, this photo of our 3-D model displays the final design.

 

The post anchor system was hand-forged by local blacksmith John Zeigler at Critter Ridge Forge in the Brasstown area. The fun in creating its design was to properly secure the timber post to the stone piers while artistically celebrating the spirit of the trees. This simple but elegant detail brings the home’s entrance to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our original conceptual design incorporated the infinity from the parking area into the timber frame. These photos give an idea of how this could have been showcased.

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Heirloom Timber Framing designed, hand-fashioned and installed this beautiful timber frame entrance for a home along the banks of the Hiwassee River in the Fires Creek recreational area just outside of Hayesville, North Carolina. Local builders Vic and Chris Coker incorporated the timber frame during the home’s recent renovation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The owners wanted a grand focal point on the homes main entrance. After discussing options with their builder, the builder recommended touching base with us at Heirloom Timber Framing. We met with the owners to begin a conceptual drawing by placing their ideas into the design phase. After a few takes, this photo of our 3-D model displays the final design.

 

The post anchor system was hand-forged by local blacksmith John Zeigler at Critter Ridge Forge in the Brasstown area. The fun in creating its design was to properly secure the timber post to the stone piers while artistically celebrating the spirit of the trees. This simple but elegant detail brings the home’s entrance to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our original conceptual design incorporated the infinity from the parking area into the timber frame. These photos give an idea of how this could have been showcased.

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