The Speakman No. 2 Covered Bridge, and other News

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...

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...
CHANGES, Part 9

CHANGES, Part 9

The Rise of the Hybrid In construction, the term “hybrid” refers to the combination of major methods or types of fabrication. Almost all structures are a mix of methods or types, e.g., masonry foundation  or basement and stick-built platform walls and...
CHANGES,  Part 8

CHANGES, Part 8

The Impact of the CNC Machine In 1995 I received a fold-out postcard of sorts. Actually, it was an invitation from Hans Hundegger to come to Germany as his guest to inspect a heavy timber CNC machine which he wanted to market to North American timber framers. On the...
New Projects at LCTF

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...

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