The beamery crafted for Atlantic Timberframe homes is a unique blend of twentieth century technology and old world craftsmanship. For nearly twenty five years we have been developing our knowledge and skill working with heavy timber post and beam, producing finely crafted timber frame homes, timber frame barns, timber frame kits, commercial timber frame construction, timber frame additions, timber frame cabins and custom timber pieces -- lofts, balconies, mantel pieces, porches, solariums, etc.
The tools are as varied as the skills involved. Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), a combination of refurbished and modern machinery and hand tools all work to a common goal--precision and quality in every timber frame home design. The joinery not only meets the requirements of modern engineering, it is the classic housed mortise and tenon joinery that has withstood the test of time.
Atlantic Timberframes does use the latest computer technologies to generate our drawings for every timber frame house design but prefer hand cutting our frames over using modern CNC machines. We feel it is the hand selection of each timber and the thought that goes into where each piece best fits the frame that makes the difference. Our belief is the hands-on service provided by Atlantic makes the difference in each and every timber frame home plan.
The timber frame builders at Atlantic Timberframes pay careful attention to detail, testing and labeling each joint before it leaves the shop to assure ease of assembling the timber frame kits on site. Typically cut from Douglas-fir, Pennsylvania White Oak and Western Red Cedar the frames are sanded and oiled, giving each timber a warm and attractive finish. Embellishments, such as curved braces and chamfered edges, add to the frame’s aesthetic appeal while reflecting pride in quality workmanship. If you are looking for a timber frame floor plan and a timber framer to make your dreams come true, please take a moment and browse our site.
Timber frame buildings are self-supporting structures, which means that you do not need interior walls as support walls. In fact, all of your exterior walls could be made out of glass! The strong oak timber beams enable the home to have large open spaces, providing a pleasant feeling of airiness. Very often you will see cathedral ceilings which are two stories high. Timber framing provides versatility of design for the interior spaces and durability over time. Many timber frames - especially in Europe and Japan - have been around for hundreds of years.
To the untrained eye, a timber frame home and post and beam home look similar since both methods incorporate exposed timber construction. However, from an engineering standpoint they are quite different. In timber framing, the weight is transferred through the vertical members of the bents. In post and beam construction the weight is borne by the horizontal members which rest on the vertical posts. True timber frames, such as Atlantic Timberframes builds, are created with traditional handcrafted wood joinery only, and secured with hardwood pegs.
Atlantic Timberframes takes pride in producing timber frame homes from the farms of Pennsylvania to the north woods of Alaska. Timber frame joinery and the timeless beauty of wood enhanced by quality craftsmanship.
We invite you to view a timber frame design and discover a timber frame plan that you will love to come home to.
We at Atlantic Timberframes Inc. have been building timber frame homes for clients for over 20 years. We take great pride in the craftsmanship of our work and we love what we do. We guarantee our work to give you piece of mind from beginning to end.