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8 Timber Frames That Will Make You Want to Launch a Boat

Our passion and goal at Timber Frame HQ is to enable you to experience  the strength and honest beauty of these sustainable structures. The heat of August is the perfect time to get out on the water.  Get inspired by these beautiful timber frames that will make you want to launch a boat! These beautiful projects have been shared with us, and you, by premier timber frame companies around the United States . Enjoy!


What a great setting to listen to some music while lolling on the grass or boating on the lake! This Bandshell at Lake Placid was constructed with Douglas fir timber and arched Glulam beams. Vermont Timber Works worked with Murnane Building Contractors and Ivan Zdrahal Associates on this project.

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This quaint timber frame covered bridge carries you across a small lagoon where you can paddle a boat or take a dip. The pretty two bent king post structure with weathered metal roofing hearkens back to the olden days… From Texas Timber Frames,  out of Boerne, Texas.

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Contemporary arched chord trusses and elongated knee braces create a dynamic effect in this boathouse.  The playful tiki hut next to the boathouse is the perfect place to enjoy a beverage before taking a dip or a boat ride.  Photo © Scott Hemenway. Created by the teams at New Energy Works Timber Framers, with offices in  New York and Oregon.

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This boathouse in the blue ridge mountains evokes an earlier time, with its flared hip roof,  stately timber frame, decorative iron railing, and stone and cedar shake siding. The curved top french doors add  even more to the elegant effect. From MoreSun Custom Woodworking in Long Creek, South Carolina.

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Summer days spent on the lake start here. This wonderful hip roof pavilion creates a welcoming space to ready the boat for a day on the lake. It is also a wonderful space to relax once you have docked the boat for the day. From Homestead Timber Frames, with offices in Crossville, Tennessee.

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This is truly lakeside living! Just steps from the water’s edge, this many-gabled timber frame home takes advantage of the view with plenty of windows and an enormous dock right off the covered porch. At high water you could pull up to the dock and be right at home! From Cascade Joinery, based in Ferndale, Washington.

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Paddle your boat under this pretty cross-gabled bridge pavilion, or just hang out and enjoy the water sounds. The weathered metal roofing and foundation make it look like this structure has been here for generations. From Brewster Timber Frame Company, with offices in Bellvue, Colorado.

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The whole tree timber posts and live edge knee braces in this boathouse create a rugged effect that is echoed in the wood shake roofing and natural deck railing. Park your boat after a day on the lake and hangout on the rooftop deck! From  Big Timberworks, based in Gallatin Gateway, Montana.

We would like to say a great big thank you to all of the talented timber frame companies who shared their beautiful projects with us, and with you!

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