Sometimes you just have to admire timber frames other than your own timber frame home. Of course, we are just a little vested in many, since we design and build timber frame homes.
Today I find myself admiring the work of our joiners and the inspiration of our clients. This kingpin crowns a lovely breakfast nook in a mountain home. It will be there long after we are all gone, allowing generations to enjoy the work of the craftsmen who created it.
Heavy timber and the joinery that it takes to bring it all together have graced homes, churches, and buildings for centuries and today the work still stands.
What a treasure!
Officially or not, winter has arrived in these mountains of North Carolina. Snow fell in the wee hours of the morning on our timber frame.
Timber frames are a joy to behold in all four seasons, but here is something about that first snow that reminds us of our need for shelter. So get ready, whether it’s a mild or harsh winter, your timber frame home will keep you safe and warm.
Well, like it or not, colder weather is upon us. It’s time to take a few minutes and make sure that your timber frame home is weatherized and winter ready.
Check all your window and doors for leakage. We found a window that hadn’t been closed properly and would have leaked cold air in (and warm air out) during our check.
Clean out your gutters so that leaves and “gunk” won’t let the water flow out. Water frozen in place can damage your gutters.
Make sure that the filters for your heating system are clean and/or replaced. You’ll get maximum efficiency with clean filters.
Surely there is more to do, but this list should get you started for now as your timber frame home shelters you for the winter.