Great Country Timber Frames Blog
Timber frame news, post and beam barn raisings, recent projects, & other stories.
The next stop on our tour is about crafting our arched kneebraces. Creating the sweeping, flowing look is a two step process that starts on the CNC machine and is finished by hand.
Continuing our behind-the-scenes tour of our advanced manufacturing & design facility, let’s see the CNC machine in action. All of our timber frames are cut on a state of the art CNC machine (1 of 2 in the US) which allows us to offer the most authentic, precise, and complex joinery available today.
We are proud to have one of the most advanced timber frame manufacturing & design facilities in the country and we’d like to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour in this new blog series called “Scenes from the Shop.” We’ll be showcasing our advanced facility and the talented people who work in it.
As the seasons change, we thought it was time for a new photo shoot at the Bald Hill Residence. Here’s the latest photographs of this Rocky Mountain western-inspired 3,800 sq. ft. timber frame home in Tolland, CT.
Check out this photo gallery of the 13,000-pound cupola raising at Sonny’s, as viewed by a drone.
The 24' wide timber frame cupola fit like a glove onto the compression ring on the 70' Clear Span Timber Frame Octagon at Sonny’s Place in Somers, CT when our crew raised it in early March. The cupola and compression ring together weigh 13,000 pounds.
The completed timber frame at Sonny’s is nothing short of incredible. Spanning 70' wide with a 24' wide compression ring & cupola suspended 35' above the center, this huge timber frame structure is an exceptional feat of design & engineering.
Press is welcome to attend the raising, scheduled to begin at 8 am Tuesday March 7 and finish on Wednesday March 8. On these days, we will be raising the 13,000 pound compression ring and cupola to its final height of 35' and suspending it in the center of the structure with heavy timber roof rafters.
All the posts are in place at Sonny’s and the octagon has taken shape. All this was done in just two days thanks to much prep work prior to raising.
Our crews are on location at Sonny’s Place in Somers, CT as we start the assembly process for the timber frame octagon portion of the expansion.