Raising a Timber Frame Home

Things may have changed over the centuries, but not much.  Today we have cranes instead of horses and men to do the heavy lifting, but raising a timber frame home is still a wonderful experience.  Watch our crew on this raising a few years ago and experience the excitement.

Designing and building a timber frame home is a journey and it all comes together when the bents swing into the air and are secured one to another.  The raising begins with the crew assembling each bent with pegs and ends when the last timber is secured.  Handcrafting a timber frame is a time consuming and arduous task, but the reward is great.  These final hours when the frame is raised are breathtaking and remind us why we build in this manner.  A home that is built with heavy timber using traditional joinery will stand the test of time.

If you’d like to visit a raising, drop us a note.  We’ll let you know when our next raising will take place.  We’d be pleased to have you join us.

In the meantime, we’re here to help you design and build your timber frame home.  And when you build, Build Boldly.