15 Timber Frames That Will Make You Want to Throw a Party

Encouraging you to live the good life in the strength and honest beauty of these sustainable structures is  our mission here at Timber Frame HQ. To further that goal, we bring you inspiring examples of spaces to throw a party, from premier timber frame companies around the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  Cheers!

Wise Owl throw a party

Throw a garden party in this pavilion featuring flared-out rafter tails, 80 feet of railings with barn swallows throughout, built-in benches in each corner, walk-through arbors with Dutch tenons, gunstock posts and a double ridge. (Actually it’s the pavilion at Fox Hill Cheese House, but one can dream….) From Wise Owl Joinery , out of Port Williams, Nova Scotia

Timberframe Horizons ThrowAParty

Your party guests will love socializing on this refined porch with cedar timber framing and massive stone fireplace. The arched trusses accentuate the soaring beamed, tongue in groove ceiling. From Timberframe Horizons  out of Fairview, North Carolina

Streamline Design Throw a Party

Upstairs, downstairs, carry the party all around this voluminous space. Warm woods and rustic stone are offset by huge windows out to a lovely view of nature. From Streamline Design , based in Abbotsford, British Columbia

Stirling Castle Great Hall Throw a Party

Here is a Party venue for you: The Great Hall at Stirling Castle, Scotland.  Built by King James 4th in 1503, this was the largest mediaeval banqueting hall in Scotland. In 1997  the oak framed roof was reconstructed as it was when first built  (after being researched from 1966 to 1995). The roof is a hammer beam (but not as we recognise them today) with 14 main trusses and 40+ secondary trusses – approx. 150 feet long and 60 feet wide.  All cut off site, the raising starting 5th May, and completed 26th July.  TFG Director Steve Lawrence was righthand man on this project. Thanks to Bill Keir of Oakwrights

Oakwrights Throw a Party

Talk about an outrageous party venue!  Home of the late publishing magnate Felix Dennis , an English publisher, poet, spoken-word performer and philanthropist. His company, Dennis Publishing, pioneered computer and hobbyist magazine publishing in the United Kingdom. His home was a 15,000 sq ft 3 storey oak-framed manor with  a themed series of spaces with galleried swimming pool, cinema, underground parking, and an enormous sense of fun. Thanks to Bill Keir of Oakwrights

Normerica Throw a Party

An open concept kitchen, living and dining room allows you to move your party seamlessly from the table to entertaining in front of the fire. Gigantic windows flanking the soaring stone fireplace let the sunshine – or the starlight- in.  From Normerica, with head offices in Innisfil, Ontario.

New Energyworks Throw a Party

Take the party from the lake outside, to the great room and  balcony in this stunning home. The complex trusses and unique loft "tower" with clerestory that allows natural light to cascade from the surrounding tree canopy will get the conversation started! Created by the teams at New Energy Works Timber Framers, out of New York and Oregon.

Mountain Timber Design Throw a Party

Wide open spaces and flow between kitchen, dining and living areas make great circulation for your guests in this wide open space with embellished arched trusses and a soaring ceiling.  Designed by Mountain Timber Design out of Golden, Colorado. Timber Frame by Wind River Timberframes, photo by Roger Wade

Moresun Throw a Party

Elegance on the lake! Entertain a large crowd in style in this enormous space graced with gluelam barrel trusses and an barrel arched tongue in groove ceiling.  Built by Moresun Timber Frames, out of Long Creek, South Carolina.

Homestead Timberframes Throw a Party

This beautiful open floor plan creates the perfect setting for throwing a party.   The white oak in this timber frame has been stained to create this warm and luxurious living room. From Homestead Timber Frames, in Crossville, Tennessee.

Heavy Timber Truss & Frame Throw a Party

Let the party flow from the out of doors to the warmth of this kitchen/dining space graced with curved, embellished trusses with a contrasting tongue in groove ceiling. From Heavy Timber Truss & Frame in Elkview, West Virginia

Frameworks Plus Throw a Party

Your guests won’t want to leave after you entertain them here! The hybrid home features a beautiful queen post truss timber frame entryway and a matching mantel above the interior fireplace. The trusses inside the home create a rustic, open feel to the living space. From Framework Plus, out of Gresham, Oregon .

Cougar Creek Throw a Party

Your guests will want to explore upstairs and down in this fascinating space! Rustic king post trusses abound as the space flows from one zone to the next. And the custom metalwork on the loft rail captivates the eye and the imagination. From Cougar Creek Timber Frame out of Winthrop, Washington

Clydesdale Frames Throw a Party

What better place to throw a shindig than a man (or woman) cave? Beamed, trussed ceiling gives interest to the  entire space, but the focal point is the intimate bar.  As they say, “One of the great perks in life is knowing the bartender.” From Clydesdale Frames, with offices in South Hutchinson, Kansas.

Cascade Joinery Throw a Party

Sing us a song, you're the piano man … What an inspirational space to play to your guests! The contemporary arched trusses and custom, artistic metal strapping delight the eye. The sculptural balcony railing is reminiscent of piano keys as well. From Cascade Joinery , out of Ferndale, Washington.

Bensonwood Throw a Party

Sleek, contemporary, and ready for a crowd…. The open concept plan and atrium effect let everyone be part of the party. Gluelam beams create a graceful minimalist aesthetic.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!

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  1. Great article, and inspiring pictures contrasting glue-lam/ Cedar/ White Pine! Thanks for sharing.

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