Timber Frames & Woodworking

     Barns, Belvederes, and other Dwellings
      
Ken has twenty years experience in natural building
styles, using
local  resources, minimally processed materials,
and traditional techniques to create places that feel good
to be in.  He builds in the Pattern Language style, bringing
to bear the local vernacular, the site's unique feel, and

attention to detail . . . to meld beauty and
functionality
 at a reasonable cost.

 (DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING DEMAND FOR FABRIC DWELLINGS, KEN IS NOT CURRENTLY BUILDING TIMBERFRAMES. FOR THE NAMES OF LOCAL TIMBERFRAMERS BUILDING IN THE SAME STYLE, CONTACT HIM)
After several years of building yurts and timberframes, I have decided to combine my passions and build small, not-so-expensive cottages for folks looking to get onto their land with a more permanent--but still affordable and beautiful--dwelling.   These timberframes also work well as sheds, carriage barns, guest houses, or writer's retreats of course, but my first love--and my expertise--remains with small farmers and homesteading. 

The cute 12x20 finished pine frame has a full loft, elegantly curved knee braces, and lots of dry space under the gable out front.  As with all my work, authenticity is fundamental, so the cottage is held together with 100% old-fashioned mortice and tenon joinery and hardwood pegs.  Chock full of handcrafted details inside and out, the frame is only $5,800 complete with assembly instructions.  Delivery and raising extra. 

Free detailed estimates are available for work where you provide a full design, and rough cost per square foot can also be provided at no charge if you have a sketch. If I need to design your project in order to price it I will create a design contract to meet your need.

A timberframe sauna from 2012:
From sketch:                                                                 to raised frame:                     
                              
                                                        
    
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barn and belvedere at sunset
inside of belvedere
 
cordwood masonry sauna

swept rafter tail detail on the cordwood sauna
 
sauna arched door detail: T Rosenberg
 
slate-roofed center chimney
 
cape and lilies
 
raising a garage bent
 
garden shed with playhouse loft
 
king post trusses on super-insulated home
 
outhouse ala Japanese temple
 
slate-roofed yurt built with high-schoolers
 

slate roofed timber frame outhouse
 
 








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