Forest & Shop
Because wood gives rise to all of our work, it is with much pleasure and as much good fortune that we harvest trees from our own forested land and saw these logs into timbers ourselves. We cannot imagine timber framing without this degree of control or choice in our materials. Nor can we imagine designing for timber without the inspiration we take from the trees we walk among, study, and use.
While much contemporary timber framing is designed and executed as if timbers were extruded in a wood facility--any 8x8 from the purchased truckload will do-- we like to imagine what the trunk and limbs of a tree will do in a structure while studying the tree as it stands in its singular place in the forest. The trees themselves provide ideas. And we allow their unique curves, shapes, colors, and strengths to inform our designs.