A LESSON LEARNED

A number of years ago a client with whom we were about to contract for a whole-house timber frame and tongue & groove ceiling boards asked that we back out of our proposal the tongue & groove material cost. He wanted to supply the tongue & groove boards...
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...
Timber Framing Internships

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...

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...

Reflections on 2015

A decade or so ago, I lamented to my sweet wife that I had begun to feel there would eventually come a time when no more exciting projects would come across my desk. She gave me a sardonic smile and said, “If that’s what you think, then that’s what will happen.” She...

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