This early project marks our first experience creating a timber frame covered entrance for a “big box” store. The architect on this project wanted to create an unambiguous and inviting entrance for a building that, due to budgetary constraints. was otherwise a bit cold. It took only twenty timbers totaling 5,250 board feet to fashion this entrance.
Over the years we have done many big box timber entrances. This first one, though, demonstrated the inherent warming and welcoming power of heavy timbers, even when sparingly used. That the head architect and firm owner had been a student in a high school architectural class in 1970 which had been taught by Lancaster County Timber Frames’ president, was icing on the cake.
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
Cornerstone Design Architects