Copyright Issues

Copyright Issues

Every now and again a prospective client comes through our door with a set of drawings from another timber frame company. For one reason or another — why is usually a somewhat delicate matter — the prospective client decided they weren’t sure they wanted to work with...
Creativity

Creativity

  Back in the 70’s I taught a high school design class for which the prerequisites were two years of mechanical drawing and one semester each of wood shop and metal shop. The students in this design class would have limited access to both wood and the metal...
Ceilings in timber framed Spaces

Ceilings in timber framed Spaces

It’s probably safe to say that the vast majority of ceilings installed over timber frame roof systems are v-grooved tongue & groove boards, 6” or 8” wide. At least that’s the impression you’d get after leafing through timber frame magazines and books,...

A Memorable Experience

A few months back an attractive young dental hygienist who had just started with my dentist’s practice had me in her chair for the first time and in a sincere effort to lubricate the gears of social interaction led off with this beauty: “So, are you retired?” It was a...

What size company are we and why?

I’m not sure how I’d classify us as to size compared to other timber frame companies. And what does size mean? Average, or perhaps, combined employee body weight, number of projects raised yearly, total board footage worked per year, number of pegs purchased, amount...
A Timber Framer’s Impressions of France

A Timber Framer’s Impressions of France

My darling wife, in anticipation and celebration of my 65th birthday (actually, it was to be my 66th if one counted the actual day of birth as #1, but few do) proposed that we bicycle through France. I guess she figured that since I had had my left knee totally...

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