Great Country Timber Frames Blog

Timber frame news, post and beam barn raisings, recent projects, & other stories.

Open House at Great Country Timber Frames Draws National Crowd

People from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, Wisconsin, Texas, and Florida attended the fourth annual open house at Great Country Timber Frames in Ellington, CT on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The event drew nearly 400 people.

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Posted to Blog: Thursday, January 24, 2019

New Featured Project: 42' Octagonal Timber Frame Water Tower, Stonington, CT

This is one of the oldest properties in Stonington, dating back to the 1700s, with an original colonial-style timber frame home. As one of the first homes in the town with running water, water pressure was created by gravity feed via the original water tower. When the old water tower was no longer structurally sound, we were called upon to build a new one in the same style as the old one. The result is accurate to the time period, and should it be located on the shore, could pass as a lighthouse.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Featured Project: Timber Frame Barn Home

A barn makes a great home. 2,600 sq. ft. Timber Frame Barn Home, New Canaan, CT. Designed, engineered & built by Great Country Timber Frames.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Featured Project: 1,040 sq. ft. Timber Frame Home, Tolland, CT

This 26' x 40' timber frame home is efficient and cozy. It is built into a hillside with a walk-out basement and a 12' x 26' covered deck with timber roof featuring arched bottom chord king post trusses and 1x8 pine tongue & groove ceiling.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Open House Video

Whether you’re interested in a timber frame barn, home, pavilion, or commercial project, it all starts with crafting the wood connections in our Ellington, CT manufacturing & design facility.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Open House January 19


You’re invited! We’re hosting our fourth annual open house on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 9am - 12pm. Tour our advanced manufacturing facility and watch us cut a timber frame Carriage Barn on our CNC machine.

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Posted to Blog: Monday, January 07, 2019

Video: Great Country Timber Frames

Power, passion, and sawdust. CNC-machined joinery, passionate timber framers, and epic timber frames. This is Great Country Timber Frames.

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Posted to Blog: Friday, April 27, 2018

Timber Frame Great Room Raising

Our crew raised this timber frame great room for a residence in Methuen, MA. You can see how we are able to integrate the timber frame portion with the rest of the home, which is conventionally framed. The species is Douglas Fir.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

An Exciting Open House at Great Country Timber Frames

Almost 400 people from all over New England, plus New York, New Jersey, and even as far away as Colorado and Canada, came to the third annual Open House at Great Country Timber Frames in Ellington, CT on January 20th.

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Posted to Blog: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Looking Forward to our Open House January 20, 2018

Our Open House is fast approaching. As we count down the days in anticipation, we can’t wait to share our passion for timber framing with you. We thought we’d compile some of the most interesting photos of our timber frame facility & recent projects as a sort of “appetizer” if you will for the big event on January 20, 2018.

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Posted to Blog: Tuesday, January 16, 2018