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12 Timber Frames That Will Make You Want to Read a Good Book

At Timber Frame HQ, our mission and goal is to spread the word  about these magical,  beautiful, honest structures.  Ready to curl up and read a good book? Imagine yourself doing that in one of these great spaces. Take a look at these projects from the finest timber frame companies around the United States and Canada. Enjoy!


Vermont Timber Works Read a Good Book

 The welcoming, rustic design of the Cornwall Library in Cornwall, Connecticut creates a warm and soothing atmosphere in which to study. The frame was made from whitewashed Hemlock. Vermont Timber Works collaborated with The Casle Corp., and Amsler Woodhouse Maclean Architects on this custom project.


Texas Timber Frames Read a Good BookIt might actually be hard to concentrate on reading in this majestic space! The soaring, domed ceiling with cupola skylight, rich wood paneling and high arched windows give the space a castle-like feeling. The richly detailed bookshelves can house an extensive library. From Texas Timber Frames, based in Boerne, Texas.


New Energy Works Read a Good BookWho wouldn’t love to while away an afternoon reading a good book on this artistic swing bed? The heavy wood framing complements the porch rafters, and the thick rope hanging cables with their tassels add a touch of whimsy. Nestle into the abundant pillows and read away!  Created by the teams at New Energy Works Timber Framers, with offices in  New York and Oregon.  Photo © Don Cochran.


Moresun Read a Good Book Hammer Beam

The white oak hammer beam frame in the great room of this hybrid home makes for a comfortable, inviting space to read, curled up on the overstuffed leather furniture.   Timber Frame Builder: MoreSun Timber Frames in Long Creek, South Carolina.; Design: Whetstone Designs; Photographs: Steve Bracci Photograpy.


Mira Read a Good Book

 Lounge in on of several comfortable choices while you read a good book in this handsome hammer beam great room. There is abundant light streaming through the panoramic door to the porch overlooking a beautiful water view. From Mira Timber Frame of Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. Photography by Brandon Cooper


Homestead Read A Good Book Porch

Enjoying the serenity of the outdoors while reading a good book in this screened in timber frame pavilion might just be the best way to spend the afternoon, rain or shine. The hip roof frame with its embellished kingpin contrasts beautifully with the whitewashed tongue in groove ceiling. From Homestead Timber Frames, with offices in Crossville, Tennessee.


Wouldn’t it be nice to spend the afternoon reading in this hammock under the beautiful queen post frame pavilion? You’ll be ready for any kind of weather, with oversized porch heaters and breezy ceiling fan. And outdoor curtain panels ensure privacy and protection from sun, or just a nice atmosphere for a nap. Brought to you by Frameworks Plus, in Estacada, Oregon.


Well, if that isn’t a library, wouldn’t it make a great one!  Imagine being a kid and walking underneath the timber frame windmill tower to go pick out some good books! Shared by Cougar Creek Timber Frame, based in Winthrop, Washington.


Cascade Read a Good Book FireplaceThis unusual frame creates an artistic, dynamic atmosphere full of movement. Yet the warm glow from the massive stone fireplace and the honey tones from the lighting encourages you to sink into the cozy seating with a good book in hand.  From Cascade Joinery, based in Ferndale, Washington.


Blue Ridge Read a Good Book Domed RoomRead a book, play guitar, or just sit back and enjoy being in this remarkable space. This circular room is encompassed by multiple windows to let in the view of nature outside. Above the clerestory bookshelves are diamond-paned windows and a magnificent truss system with kingpin. From Blue Ridge Timberwrights, based in Christiansburg, VA.


Big Timber Works Read A Good BookAre you inside or outdoors? The transition is so smooth it is hard to tell in this barn-style space built from massive reclaimed timbers. The options for where to plop down and read a good book are practically endless, with the variety of seating, either outside or inside under the rustic ceiling and clerestory windows. From  Big Timberworks, based in Gallatin Gateway, Montana.


Arrow Timber Frame Read a Good BookThoughtful interior design compliments the great room in this hybrid timber frame home. Soaring ceilings are brought to scale by the contemporary trusses strengthened and embellished by metal tie rods. Cozy up in front of the enormous, tin roofed fireplace and enjoy a good read! From Arrow Timber Framing, with offices in Battle Ground, Washington.


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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