A two story pine timber framed home in Bradford New Hampshire.

Timber framed houses provide a home with warmth from the pine and the strength of it’s structure.  Traditional timber frames are the backbone of the house which provide the strength to last for centuries.

One of the unique features of this frame is that the bays form a saltbox profile on each end in opposite directions.  The smaller first floor ceiling joists are beaded on the bottom edges which soften the sharp corners.  Larger beams curve into pockets to distribute the stress along the arc to reduce potential splitting at the intersection of the joint.   The curve on the lower surface of braces are smoothed with a handmade curved sole hand plane.

The entire frame is hand planed and finished with a traditional mixture of linseed oil,varnish and turpentine to produce a satin patina.