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The Craftsman's Corner

Here you'll find a series of posts on many topics, be it a recent project that we're extra proud of, an announcement of an upcoming event or just detailed musings on a subtle aspect of Timber Framing that we find interesting.

HP&B founder Ridge Shinn, stands in the lock chamber before the new gate, while pumps keep the water from filling the chamber.

Never in over our heads

We built these canal gates in 1986.
(Still holding water.)

Window with shutter

Looking back, keeping up

Take a peek at what we did at the 2016
Timber Framers’ Guild Conference.

Topping out

We do it. Builders of skyscrapers do it.
Just what IS topping out?

Dog days got you down?

Next summer, keep your cool
in a timber frame home

Round post, square beams

Rustic residence boasts
homegrown center post


Everything’s coming up arches

Trusses, windows, and more.
What’s not to love?

clark farm timber frame stand with garden

Goodbye summer, hello apples

There’s a nip in the air

Leominster exterior large & small pavillions

Happy Birthday, Leominster

Three’s a charm

Moore's plane at airpark lg

Flying high

Out the door and up and away

int looking toward cupola, unfinished

Anchors aweigh!

Spring takes off

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