Stone Farmhouse Addition

Lancaster County Timber Frames’ involvement in this mid 1800’s Lancaster County stone farmhouse addition consisted of a transition/entry area and a large gathering room. The clients wanted reclaimed oak timbers and decided to use the timbers in their found condition, with original joinery and hewing marks left intact, rather than having the timbers resurfaced. The timbers were kiln-dried in order to insure freedom from insects. The pegs for the mortise and tenon joinery were long and tapered as befitting the period look the clients wanted.

The stone for the original farm house came from the site. The stone for the new addition came from a quarry in Lancaster County and every effort was made to select similar stone. Random width pine floorboards complete the farmhouse feel. Note the deep-set windows typical of old stone houses.

The room is shown decorated for Halloween.