Discover the Beauty of Old World Craftsmanship with a Timber Frame Home by Davis Frame Co.
Building a new timber fame home with warm exposed wooden beams will give you warmth and a unique look second to none. As you research wood homes, you may also become familiar with the terms post and beam and barn home while you are researching. So what is the difference and how does Davis Frame construct their timber frame homes? Read below for more about the different framing techniques and which approach Davis Frame uses.
Timber Frame Homes
Here at Davis Frame Company, we design and craft beautiful timber frame homes. Not only is timber framing the structural component for your new home, but beautiful exposed wooden beams are featured giving your home a unique look. Whether you are looking for a rustic, traditional, craftsman or modern timber frame home, we can help you design the home of your dreams.
Timber Frame Home – Construction Technique
Timber frame home construction consists of posts that span unbroken from sill to eave or ridge and are erected in walls and bents. (Bents run perpendicular to the ridge of the roof, while walls run parallel to the ridge). Timber framing consists of traditional wooden joinery, also known as mortise and tenon and are secured by wooden pegs. Refer to the photos below featured for an examples of traditional timber framing.
Post and Beam Homes
Post and Beam Home – Construction Technique
Post and beam home construction is a framework based solely on vertical and horizontal pieces: the posts and the beams. Post and beam homes are constructed in layers, with each floor built independently from the others. Typically, the posts and the beams are joined together by metal brackets.
The Davis Frame Construction Approach
While the terms “timber frame” and “post and beam” are interchangeably used by consumers and by those in the wood home industry, due to the similar looking end-product, the construction does differ.
Here at Davis Timber Frame, our craftsmen build frames using traditional timber framing techniques such as mortise and tenon joinery, resulting in a durable and time tested way to build developed by our forefathers. With the combination of traditional timber framing construction and modern technology, our homes provide you with an incredibly high performing timber frame home that is designed to last for generations.
Whether you’re looking to build a timber frame, post and beam or panelized home, we offer weather tight packages for every taste and style. Our packages not only include the structural framing, but also can include windows and doors as well as exterior finishes such as siding, roofing and trim.