Central New Hampshire
Eastern White Pine (green)
We wanted to add some curb appeal and a functional place for us to enjoy the 4 beautiful seasons in New Hampshire. For some time I’ve been fascinated with timber framing and post and beam construction. I didn’t know where to start and diving right into a barn project was too intimidating. This front porch project let me get my feet wet with timber framing, and although it’s not 100% finished it’s already our favorite place to hang out. The backbone of the frame is the king-post truss which is roughly based on TFHQ truss design and allowed me to get a 20′ span across the front. I simplified the construction (due to my inexperience) by replacing the fancy joinery with T-REX connectors from Connext Post and Beam. I’m hooked, and looking forward to my next TF project.