New & ongoing projects for 2014

New & ongoing projects for 2014

It’s been a while since we’ve posted any new projects, but things have been hopping at Lancaster County Timber Frames. Here’s the first of a couple installments of the some of the projects we’re working on now, or will be soon: First,...
CHANGES Part 4

CHANGES Part 4

Panels In the early eighties the panels that were most commonly available to timber framers were not called SIPs (structural insulated panels); they were simply called “panels” or “insulated panels” or “skins”. Typically, such panels were comprised of a sheet of ½”,...
CHANGES Part 3

CHANGES Part 3

Shops Most of the shops back then were small by today’s standards. Many of them were in barns, some merely in driveways, others in ramshackle structures. After three years of working in a driveway my partner and I built, with mostly recycled material, a 32’x38’ shop....
CHANGES Part 2

CHANGES Part 2

Depth of Experience Because timber framing in America lay mostly dormant from the late 1800’s until the 1970’s, and because the resurgence didn’t really pick up momentum until the early 1980’s, the playing field for companies was somewhat level. Very few...
CHANGES Part 1

CHANGES Part 1

Not too long ago a young engineer who had just discovered the wide world of timber framing visited our shop. He was eager to absorb as much information as possible and during the course of our two hour conversation he asked, after I told him that I’ve been in the...

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