We are thrilled to continue our mission here at Timber Frame HQ, to encourage you to live the good life in the strength and honest beauty of these sustainable structures. In that vein, we bring you inspiring examples of spaces to sit down and relax, from premier timber frame companies around the United States and Canada. Enjoy!
Enjoy the May flowers in this artistic timber frame pavilion! Sitting under this pavilion listening to the waterfall is so enjoyable and peaceful. Some of its unique features are the graceful gunstock corner posts, arched walk-through arbors, embellished timber ends on the plates, sweeping rafter tails, elegant curved knee braces and custom metal boots. From Wise Owl Joinery , out of Port Williams, Nova Scotia
Sit down and relax anywhere in this voluminous Virgin Islands Lovango Cay home, graced with Hammer Beam style trusses and built from salty fir trestle wood. The comfy sofa grouping under the rattan paddle fans flows seamlessly into the cozy dining area with wicker chairs. From Trillium Dell Timberworks , based in Galesburg, Illinois
Take your pick of how to enjoy this space while you relax in the overstuffed furniture! Bask in the sun streaming through the soaring windows, or simply revel in the beauty of the contemporary timbered space with Douglas fir timber framing with traditional joinery, and Knotty Alder trim. From Timberframe Horizons out of Fairview, North Carolina
Where to sit, where to sit? There are plenty of choices in this expansive great room with warm contemporary king post/scissor trusses. Exposed flat trusses echo the transom windows, and the wood and stone finishes make this a soothing place to relax. From Streamline Design , based in Abbotsford, British Columbia
This stunning 4000 sq.ft. custom 1.5 story waterfront estate is the perfect place to kick back and relax. This home away from home boasts four bedrooms and five baths, but the most stunning features are the timber frame great room and this beautiful attached screened porch - both places are perfect environments to put your feet up and enjoy. From Normerica, with head offices in Innisfil, Ontario.
While away the hours surrounded by stunning trusses and acres of glass facing a turquoise Lake Erie… The organic tree-form post and rustic stone are a perfect foil for the refined woodwork of the ceiling and timber frame. Created by the teams at New Energy Works Timberframers, out of New York and Oregon.
There are plenty of options for places to sit and relax in this comfortable and dramatic great room space! The king post trusses and exposed frame unite the open living, dining and kitchen areas. And the massive stone fireplace supplies the anchor. Kula House great room, designed by Mountain Timber Design out of Golden, Colorado. Timber Frame by Wind River Timberframes, photo by Roger Wade
Take a load off and have a relaxing conversation in these Adirondack chairs and ottomans under this beautiful timber framed porch. The great outdoors is a perfect backdrop to the warm tongue in groove ceiling and graceful timber structure. Built by Moresun Timber Frames, out of Long Creek, South Carolina.
Talk about a cozy refuge! It would be hard to resist the alluring feel of this white oak timber frame room but quite easy to sit and relax with a warm fire glowing beside you. Overstuffed leather sofas make the this room perfect place to be seriously idle. From Homestead Timber Frames, in Crossville, Tennessee.
Who said you have to work just because you are at a desk? Enjoy the geometry of the complex truss system in this loft/study hideaway. Put your feet up and think great thoughts, or just enjoy the view of the trees through the massive great room windows. From Heavy Timber Truss & Frame in Elkview, West Virginia
There is lots of room for your friends and family to relax in this custom home in Brush Prairie, Washington! The great room features 34’ hammer beam trusses with 6” x 6” purlin rafters. This house is decorated in a ‘hunting lodge’ style, accentuated by the huge trusses and wood ceiling. From Framework Plus, out of Gresham, Oregon .
Enjoy a calming afternoon read in the warmth of this space - the artistic cruck frame and textured stucco walls are a beautiful counterpoint to the rustic stone fireplace and wide-plank wood floors. From Finch Woodworks, based out of Mt Jackson, Virginia
Shoot a friendly game of pool, then kick back and relax in the easy chairs or belly up to the bar for a cold one in this timber frame hideout space! The king post trusses and exposed frame, and the treetop view, make this a great place to connect with friends. From Cougar Creek Timber Frame out of Winthrop, Washington
“Not sure if I won the day, but this couch will cure all my worries”. What a place to unwind at the end of a hard day’s work– sink into these massive leather sofas and enjoy all that this space has to offer- a beautiful hammer beam truss system and loads of sunlight through the decorative windows. From Clydesdale Frames, with offices in South Hutchinson, Kansas.
It might be hard to know what to look at while you relax in this stunning living room! A mixture of oriental-inspired trusses and organic tree-form columns make this a complex, yet serene space. Diffuse lighting accents the beams, while the transom windows allow in plenty of natural light. From Cascade Joinery , out of Ferndale, Washington.
Relax in sleek sophistication in this slope-side house at a ski resort in Maine. The great room boasts a high volume ceiling with contemporary framing and minimalist cable-rail balcony. The space has views to the mountains through the enormous windows. This house was designed and built by Bensonwood, out of Walpole, New Hampshire. Photography is by James R. Salomon.
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!