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!
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
Welcome your party guests from the stark yet stunning entrance of this original post and beam home – constructed from a barn relocated from Walnut Creek, IL to a site overlooking Lake Michigan.. From Trillium Dell Timberworks , based in Galesburg, Illinois
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 .
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
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.
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.
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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Great article, and inspiring pictures contrasting glue-lam/ Cedar/ White Pine! Thanks for sharing.