In addition to the benefits of sturdy craftsmanship, the timber frame construction method is seen as a sustainable alternative due to its efficient use wood and lack of metal materials. The use of heavy timbers as opposed to dimensional lumber makes for dramatically open interiors as a result of less support beams and load-bearing walls.
Although DC Builders is headquartered in Oregon, our crews travel to California regularly to plan for and build custom timber frame structures. We believe in delivering on the vision you have for your building, and will work with you at every step of the way to ensure that your custom structure is everything you dreamed it would be.
Timber Frame Structures By DC Builders
Faith & Heritage Center
Carmel Valley Athletic Club
This beautiful 11,000 sq. ft. athletic facility at the mouth of the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California adds to the already luxurious Carmel Valley Athletic Club.
What Is Timber Frame Construction?
Timber framing is a traditional method of construction that uses fewer, larger wood posts and beams than conventional construction. Furthermore, the frame is fastened using complex wood joinery such as wooden pegs, rather than nails or other mechanical fasteners. Modern timber frame construction offers increased stability and less dependence on bracing and minor joists than conventional construction – this is what gives the interior of timber frame homes and barns their large and lofty feel. Timber framing also ensures your home or barn will stand for generations. Many timber framed structures in Europe built over 400 years ago are still in use.
Timber frame construction also offers the advantage of time, as these structures can be erected quickly; in many cases a timber frame barn or home can be erected in a matter of days, and ready for windows, mechanical systems and roofing in a week or two.
There is a rich American tradition of using timber frame construction, dating back to the earliest settlers in Virginia in the 1600’s. Today timber frame construction is experiencing a resurgence thanks to recent advances in computer precision-cut timbers, adhesives and insulation materials.
More Timber Frame Structures By DC Builders
Morgan Hill Monitor Barn
The post and beam framing with exposed heavy timbers creates a warm, rustic feel that adds to the charm of this already attractive equestrian facility.