Projects new & old

Projects new & old

We recently completed a project in Ft. Loramie, Ohio. The frame consists of two separate truss systems, one in the lodge room of the house, and one in the foyer. The client visited the home of an earlier client of ours, loved what they saw, and wanted to include...

The ideal client

A good while back the editor of a now defunct timber frame magazine for which I had written several articles suggested that I do and article on the “ideal client” — the type who makes the whole process an easy and totally enjoyable experience. At first I thought he...

Is engineering worth the cost?

There are some timber framers who have convinced themselves and many of their clients that it is not necessary to have the design of their frames reviewed and approved by a structural engineer. While it is true that there are some structures which have a use...

A pairing of the traditional with the contemporary

Lancaster County Timber Frames recently took first prize in a contest conducted by the Daily 5 Remodel website,  a construction industry intelligence organization. The contest was sponsored by the Rosboro company, the country’s largest manufacturer of glulams...

New and Recent Timber Frame Projects

Lancaster County tree house: A past client is working with LCTF on a small but stately “tree house”, i.e., a house that rises up into the trees. The bottom level of the structure is a pull-through area for a tractor. The upper levels are to have a balcony...

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