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Timber Frames

Traditional timber framing with precise hand-cut joinery and oak-pegged construction—is a cornerstone of our business.

A timber frame roof corner joint with details.
Timber frame embellishments

Though “conventional” stick-framing has replaced timber framing for all but a small fraction of new homes, timber frame construction has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in the last few decades, gaining traction with discerning home owners who recognize their strength, beauty, and authenticity. Beyond their rugged good looks and traditional appeal, timber frames dovetail perfectly with the efficient wall assemblies and open floor plans of today’s finest homes.

Whether beginning from existing architectural drawings or a blank drafting table, our frames start in the computer, where we work through even the most complex joinery to ensure smooth layout and efficient cutting. We cut all of the pieces in our barn in Brunswick with a combination of top-quality, specialized power tools and painstaking hand work with a chisel and mallet. By the time the beams arrive on site, no detail has been overlooked, so our timbers go together tightly, quickly, and safely, whether we’re raising pint-sized Douglas Fir pavilion over hot tub, an elegant carriage house from Hemlock, or a complex oiled White Pine frame with several dormers and multiple roof pitches. Whether you’re working with an architect and would like a frame to fit a custom home, or you’re looking to begin from one of our existing designs for a project of any scale and any budget, we have the experience to leave you with a timber frame for the ages.

Contact us to build your custom, timber frame home with Benjamin & Co. today!

Custom Timber Frame Design

We’ll work with you (and your project associates) to design a timber frame appropriate for your unique project.

Timber Frame
Fabrication and Installation

Your timbers are hand-crafted in the shop utilizing specialty tools and machinery, then shipped to the site for assembly and raising.

An inside view from the balcony of a new timber frame barn.
Light and bright timber frame barn.

Timber Frame
Build Options

We offer full construction services, start to finish as you desire.

  • Just the frame!
  • A “weather tight” shell, including windows, insulated walls and a roof with temporary protection from the elements(often roofing underlayment). Timber frames offer great opportunities for superior insulation, usually in the form of Structural Insulated Panels(SIPs) to assemble a highly efficient building envelope. You or your builder can take it from here!
  • General contracting of any or all phases of your project. We are carpenters, not just timber framers, and enjoy all the craftsmanship that goes into building a home, barn, cottage… anything you’d like to do!
Standing up a timber frame corner in the shop
Assembling timber frame parts in the shop.