The Tree House

To many of us the term tree house conjures up images and memories of salvaged building material, rope ladders and scary construction practices. Those of us with kids, or grandkids, likely would them to have better stuff and safer experiences than we had. Here’s...

Building Design Certification at Lancaster County Timber Frames

Josh Coleman, a principal at LCTF for the past ten years, was last month awarded the designation of CPBD (Certified Professional Building Designer) entitling him to receive the Seal and Certificate of the NCBDC (National Council of Building Design Certification)....

Why We Insist on Raising our own Frames

Over the years I’ve noticed significant changes within our industry and craft. A number of these I’ve applauded, others I’ve resisted. At the top of the list of the latter – those in which I most obstinately avoid participating – is the use of third party erection...

Sinnemahoning State Park Educational Facility

Fabrication on the Sinnemahoning State Park Eductional Facility Timber Frame has begun in our shop. The timber frame consists of 22,000 board feet of white oak – the shop is permeated with the smell of fresh-sawn oak. Erection of the frame is scheduled to begin...

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