Timber Framing

Timber Framing: Traditional and Sustainable

Timber Framing is a time-honored method of construction. The term “timber frame” describes a house or other structure using post and beam framework and wooden joinery.  Think for a moment about the traditional barn raising, for instance.  In a community raised barn, sections of the structure are pre-fabricated, then hoisted into position. Post and beam structures join wood posts to beams and sills using mortise and tenon joinery and wooden pegs. Timber frame buildings are known for their strength and beauty. Even by today’s sustainability standards, timber frame construction supports the local forestry based economy.

This method of building is the result of centuries of European tradition. Because buildings stand for centuries, people who build timber frame homes feel truly sheltered and protected. The timber frame home resonates with those who dwell within. They are proven more stable in earthquakes and more fire resistant. Because beams are engineered for their location in the structure, interior load-bearing walls are totally eliminated. Since 1974, Country Carpenters has provided sturdy, precut kits to homeowners who want to build a legacy. We provide basic plans for tens sizes and styles of barns.

Our barns, carriage houses, garden sheds and out buildings are versatile and beautiful. All the plans can easily be customized to suit your style requirements. These include porch and lean-to options, a selection of door styles, transom window options, dormers, and of course, different latch and hinge options.  Add an optional cupola and a gorgeous weathervane, and your Country Carpenters building is truly your own. If you are among the many people searching for timber frame buildings for sale, we invite you to look at our catalog. We are Country Carpenters, a Connecticut company that sells pre-engineered post and beam barn kits. Our New England style barn kits are easily customized to suit the purpose of your structure.


Our Barns Will Last for Generations

Our customers have built Country Carpenters post and beam buildings for the barn home of their dreams. Others are used for businesses, some for livestock and horses. The use of large timbers in post and beam construction means fewer support beams are needed, thus creating dramatically open interior spaces. Exposed beams and wooden interiors lend a warm and airy essence of natural elegance to the building. Country Carpenters of Hebron Connecticut provides pre-cut building kits for all types of rustic post and beam buildings. We have shipped these kits all over the world. Call (860) 228-2276 for more information.



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