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Civil Engineering
History Uncovered by Dave Hoglund, P.E.

May 2014

Reading Eagle, Berks+Beyond
Rebuilding a Bridge by Holly Herman

June 2, 2020

Reading Eagle
Spanning History by Holly Herman

March 9, 2020

Old Mill News
Cooper Gristmill by Ivins Smith

Winter 2014

Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era
The Distinguished Dozen by Tom Knapp

November 2013

Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era
Storm Reveals What Worked (and Didn’t) by P.J. Reilly

October 2013

Engle Online
Welcome Back, Siegrist Mill Covered Bridge by Sara D. Ulrich

July 2013

Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era
Spanning a Creek, The Years

May 15, 2013

Energy Efficient Homes
Perfect Placement

July 2012

Builders & Associates
Lancaster County Timber Frames

May 15, 2013

House Trends
Feng Shui Living in Murraysville

July 2012

Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era
Good as Gold

May 15, 2013

Energy Efficient Homes
Land of Dreams

July 2012

Intelligencer Journal Lancaster New Era
Framers Find Joy in Form, Function

May 15, 2013

Central Pennsylvania Builder/Architect
Lancaster County Timber Frames, Inc. by Evelyn Ganas

December 2006

Sunday News
A Business Built On Heavy Timbers by Dennis Larison

June 7, 2009

The Intelligencer Journal
Bird’s Eye View of Southern Lancaster County by Barry Decker and Joan Decker

March 2004

Sunday News
Splendor in the Woods

June 7, 2009

Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine
The Lighthouse

May 2003

Timber Framing
Burlington ’02

June 7, 2009

DeWalt
Masterpiece Challenge Winner

Awarded in 2000

The Sun
Wooden Works of Art

June 7, 2009

Lancaster County Magazine
A Touch of Santa Fe… by Sue Long, Photography by Allan Holm

March 2002

Pittsburgh Magazine
Grand Entrances Photography by Rob Long

March 2002

Sunday News
Old Becomes New by Paula Wolf – Sunday News Staff Writer

November 19, 2000

This Old House
Not The Usual Cuts

September/October 1998

Intelligencer Journal
Frames Find Joy In Form, Function by Jennifer Kopf – Intelligencer Journal Staff

March 6, 1997

Lancaster County Magazine
A Blind Date Leads to a Dreamscape by Sue Long

June 1996

Lancaster New Era Southern Zone Edition — Local News
Timber is Kirkwood Man’s Frame of Reference by Joan Decker – New Era Correspondent

August 26, 1992

Sunday News
Timber Speaks Universal Language by Kay Rohrer – Sunday News Staff Writer

May 14, 1989

Timber Frame Publications by Us

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Timber Frame Hybrids

Anthony F. Zaya & Tim Diener

Of all the materials on this planet, wood is the most beloved. Heavy wooden timbers artfully crafted into a sturdy house frame held together with mortise and tenon joinery delight the eye and warm the spirit. Over 200 striking color photos and more than 100 line drawings introduce the reader to the advantages of merging traditional timber frame construction with modern, conventional building materials to create stunning hybrid homes for the twenty-first century. These homes blend the beauty of wood and the comfort of conventional building materials. The engaging text provides a detailed history of timber frame construction, details the range of choices available in timber frame hybrid construction, and provides a sweeping photographic essay of fifty building projects representing a wide range of approaches to configurations, styles, surfaces, finishes, and budgets.

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Heavy Timber Structures, Creating Comfort in Public Spaces

Anthony F. Zaya & Tim Diener

In the triumvirate of dominant structural building materials—wood, metal, and masonry—each has its advantages, but none are as intertwined with the human spirit as wood. Thirty-five public buildings illustrate how heavy timber framing can address familiar programmatic issues such as structure, economics, aesthetics, and sustainability. Timber framing can also have a positive effect on human emotions and physiology. In addition to being warm to the touch, wood building interiors have been widely proven to reduce blood pressure and heart rate and to speed convalescence in health care facilities. More than 450 photos, plans, and diagrams show how wood framing components from solid timbers to glulams and peeled logs are designed for durability and expressiveness. The finished projects aptly demonstrate what it means not only to shape buildings, but how they shape us.

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Timber Framing Journal of the Timber Framers Guild
Tree Canopy Walk: No Walk in the Park, by Tim Diener

December 2019

Timber Framing Journal of the Timber Framers Guild
Blenheim Bridge, a Restoration by Joshua Coleman

December 2019

Timber Homes Illustrated Annual Buyer’s Guide
Points To Ponder by Anthony F. Zaya

January 2006

Journal of Light Construction
Timber-Frame Roofs for Great Rooms by Anthony F. Zaya

January 2005

Timber Homes Illustrated
Annual Buyer’s Guide Taking the Helm by Anthony F. Zaya

January 2004

Commercial Builder
The Re-emergence of Solid Timbers by Anthony F. Zaya

Summer 2004

Timber Homes Illustrated
Money Matters by Anthony F. Zaya

January 2003

Fine Homebuilding
Timber-Frame Hybrids by Anthony Zaya

September 2002

Timber Homes Illustrated
Getting Answers by Anthony F. Zaya

June 2002

Fine Homebuilding
Questions & Answers by Anthony F. Zaya; edited by Roe A. Osborn

September 2001 : No.141

Timber Homes Illustrated
Less Can Be More by Anthony F. Zaya

January 1999

Lancaster County Magazine
Joint Venture by Anthony F. Zaya

May 1989

TV

Kean University Skylands – 2020

2009 AIANC Design Awards – St. Joseph Adoration Chapel – Wood

Horst Timber Frame Home
Time lapse photography of a timber frame home being raised.

News 8 Coverage of Seigrist Mill Bridge Reconstruction
©WGAL 8 News

Timber Frame Home
PM Magazine (1987-88)

ABC 27 News

PCN Tours
Everything you wanted to know about us

HGTV Dream House

Featuring Lancaster County Timber Frames

In the winter of 2006 an enthusiastic and energetic Stephen and Shannon Mackey, who were pursuing their dreams of starting a vineyard in Virginia and who had been working with us to design a timber frame structure–one that would serve as both home and a tasting room/gathering area for customers–visited HGTV’s website and filled out a form for consideration for HGTV’s “Dream House” series. The form led to a mailed detailed questionnaire, which led to phone interviews. These interviews led to semi-final selections and finally to selection. The program will run for a full season and will cover the whole process from design to move in. HGTV’s film crew, a hearty and interesting crew, spent several days in our shop shooting the carving and prefitting and four weeks with us on site filming the arrival, raising of the frame, panel installation and built up roof system installation.