Timber Frame News

What's new at Lancaster County Timber Frames and the Industry

NEW BOOK ON TIMBER FRAMES IN PUBLIC SPACES

We're proud to announce the forthcoming publication of a new book by Tony Zaya and Tim Diener titled Heavy Timber Structures, Creating Comfort in Public Spaces. Although there is no shortage of books on many aspects of timber framing - from how-to manuals to glossy...

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New Project: Tree Canopy Walk at Kean Highlands

A few months ago Lancaster County Timber Frames contracted with Frankoski Construction Company of East Orange, New Jersey to design, fabricate, and erect a tree canopy walk and tree house for the Kean University School of Environment Studies. The walkway is located in...

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WORLD’S LONGEST FREE SPAN COVERED BRIDGE

For the past several months, our designers and craftsmen have been working on the reconstruction of the Old Blenheim Bridge. The original bridge had been built in 1855 and was destroyed in 2011 by flooding of the Schoharie Creek caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Until...

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The Speakman No. 2 Covered Bridge, and other News

Last week LCTF began rebuilding a covered bridge just south of Coatesville in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The bridge is also known as the Mary Ann Pyle Bridge and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Built in 1881 and measuring 75 in...

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Timber Framing Internships

Over the years Lancaster County Timber Frames has hosted more than a dozen interns from five different institutions. This summer we have two. Patricia Anna Willis, a Georgia native, is a sophomore majoring in timber framing at the American College of the Building Arts...

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Habitat for Humanity Timber Frame Houses

Twenty seven years ago, this month, hundreds of volunteer timber framers from across continent converged on York, Pennsylvania to erect two timber frames for Habitat For Humanity. The frame raising began early on a Thursday morning and four days later two families...

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New and Recently Completed Projects at LCTF

Another 3 months have managed to slip by since our last post, but not for lack of new and interesting projects here at Lancaster County Timber Frames. Since our last posting, we've completed the Jambo Grill restaurant structure at the Pittsburgh Zoo. The first image...

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St. John Neumann Shrine Atrium

In a mad dash to get the new St. John Neumann Shrine (A.K.A. St. Peter the Apostle Church) Atrium ready for a dedication ceremony held on Sunday, the 5th of January, our crews spent some of the days immediately before and after Christmas installing some of the last...

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New Projects at LCTF

It's been busy here at Lancaster County Timber Frames, and we've added a number of new projects in the past couple of months to our schedule for early 2015. We recently received a contract for a great room roof system for a residence in Upper Uwchlan Township ,...

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