Because we are small, there are no salesmen or office hours between you and our design department or shop foreman. We have been putting up timber frames since 1986 along the North Shore from Two Harbors to the Canadian Border so we are familiar with the contractors, sub-contractors and material sources of this area. This gives us an advantage over timber framers from outside the area when it comes to helping you choose among these local options. Being in the area we can remain involved in the process even after the frame is up and enclosed.
Our preferred framing material is local second growth white pine, much of it logged by ourselves and all of it sawn at local saw mills. We have worked with other species of wood but find pine to be affordable, attractive and renewable with a long history as a building material in this area.
This website will walk you through the design and building process and show you photos of some of our work.