The heart of the home Published on November 22, 2016

Many clients come to us wanting a timber frame added to their conventionally built house. (See examples here.) But the clients whose frame is pictured were building their whole house at once; they wanted to start construction with a timber frame great room at the core of the house rather than as an addition.

wheeler-completed-grt-rm-frame-1The photo shows their great room frame almost finished. The frame is Douglas fir and features scissor trusses. The rest of the house, to be built around it, will be conventional construction.

A building that combines timber framing and conventional construction is called a “hybrid.” By now these clients are calling theirs “home.”


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