16 Timber Frames That Will Make You Want to Be Outside

At Timber Frame HQ, it is our passion and goal to encourage you to live the good life in the strength and honest beauty of these sustainable structures. To give you inspiration, we are happy to bring you these magnificent frames that make you happy to be outside, from premier timber frame companies around the United States and Canada. Enjoy!


Be Outside Bensonwood

It doesn’t matter what the weather brings, you can revel in the great outdoors in this  timber frame deck with hot tub, grill, electric stone fireplace and heat lamps. This slope-side hose at a ski resort in Maine was designed and built by Bensonwood, out of Walpole, New Hampshire. Photography is by James R. Salomon.


Be Outside Big Timberworks

Rustic live-edge tie beam and king post grace this welcoming front porch on a home in Montana. Enjoy the mountain air while you bask in the warmth of the gracious structure. - from Big Timberworks, out of Gallatin Gateway, Montana.


Cascade Joinery Be Outside

The out of doors is adorned by the artistic timbered architecture of this home. The rhythm of the arbors flank the eyebrow arched entry. What a place to greet your guests! . From Cascade Joinery , out of Ferndale, Washington.


Be Outdoors Clydesdale Frames

A good cup of coffee, a good chair… watching the world go by  is a treat on this oversized porch with rustic timber and stone elements. Savor the outdoors from the comfort of this ranch-style esplanade.  From Clydesdale Frames, with offices in South Hutchinson, Kansas.


Cougar Creek Be Outside

Food always tastes better outside, and what could be better than enjoying pizza from your own brick oven, housed in a beautiful octagonal frame?    From Cougar Creek Timber Frame, based out of Winthrop, Washington


Be Outside Frameworks Plus

This stunning 18’x30’ pavilion in Boring, Oregon features handcrafted kingpost trusses. The versatile outdoor space includes a fireplace, skylights, outdoor kitchen and two seating areas. From Framework Plus, out of Gresham, Oregon .


Be Outside Heavy Timber

Play in the swimming pool and then relax in the beauty and comfort of this timber frame pavilion accented with metal truss plates.   A dining table, fireplace and outdoor kitchen ensure you will enjoy the outdoors in style. From Heavy Timber Truss & Frame in Elkview, West Virginia


Be Outdoors Homestead Timber Frame

A soaring ceiling, massive hammer beam trusses and stonework on floor and fireplace set the stage for a perfect outdoor space. Bask in the sunshine on the adjacent terrace, or join the conversation grouping in the colorful Adirondack chairs. From Homestead Timber Frames, with offices in Crossville, Tennessee.


Be Outside Moresun

Enjoy the  surrounding woods from the beauty of this secluded timber frame and stone pavilion. The graceful arched entry truss draws the eye to the stone pizza oven and fireplace.  Stone piers add substance to the ample posts. Built by Moresun Timber Frames, out of Long Creek, South Carolina.


Mountain Timber Design Be Outside

Wow, what a view! Looking across Katchemak Bay in Homer, Alaska. It takes a massive and dramatic timber frame to compete… and this stone and timber frame does just that. Designed by Mountain Timber Design out of Golden, Colorado. Timber frame by Alaska Timberframe,  photo by Judd Dickey


New EnergyWorks Be Outside


What a way to enjoy the lake! Inside living transforms seamlessly into outdoor fun with the  exposed timber frame  pavilion and adjacent outbuilding that frame the expansive terrace.  Created by the teams at New Energy Works Timberframers, out of New York and Oregon. Photo by Don Cochran


Normerica Be Outside

Lots of outdoor decking allows you to enjoy the warm glow coming from inside this stately timber frame home. And the plentiful French doors make for easy access to food and comfort! From Normerica, with head offices in Innisfil, Ontario, Canada


Streamline Design Be Outside

While it’s almost like being inside in this awesome porch, with the large television,  fireplace and chandelier, the soaring ceiling and cruck truss frame the magnificence of the great outdoors.!  From Streamline Design , based in Abbotsford, British Columbia


Timberframe Horizons Be Outside

It’s almost like the woods come to you on this generous porch! The natural feeling is created by the cypress timber framing with cypress swell bottom log columns. From Timberframe Horizons out of Fairview, North Carolina


Trillium Dell Be Outside

Get an education in in the great out of doors! The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) has opened an outdoor classroom and research destination, the Morrison Family Education and Outreach Pavilion. The pavilion is in white oak and features an English tie joint. From Trillium Dell Timberworks , based in Galesburg, Illinois


Wise Owl Be Outside

What gorgeous landscaping and artistic pavilion! The pavilion is constructed of seasoned eastern hemlock timbers and finished with 2 coats of a butternut colored stain. 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


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!


2 thoughts on “16 Timber Frames That Will Make You Want to Be Outside”

  1. A lot of good work here. Timber framing has come a long, long way since the 1980’s. If we as a profession continue to learn how best to protect our outdoor timber frames from the elements the structures will outlive our client’s grandchildren.
    Bruce Gardner
    Homestead Timber Frames, Inc.

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