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Custom Timber Framing

Benedict Antique Lumber can design and build your custom timber frame home, office or garage!
In addition to our selection of antique woods and barns, we can build your custom timber frame from newly cut beams. This cost-effective alternative offers all the benefits of an old timber frame but comes at the expense of the unique character and history found in antique barn frames that are aged, reclaimed, and refurbished.
Advantages of timber framing versus a stick frame:
Exposed timber framing and joining has its own distinctive elegance and tactile quality. The grain patterns, knots and checking in the wood, such as in antique oak frames, reflect its former life as a tree. The openness, warmth and charm of a timber framed home distinguishes it from traditional houses. The rustic and unique appearance of reclaimed wood will also provide a major boost to the value of your property—especially because the demand for it is always high.
Antique timber frame lumber is exceptionally strong and durable once the refurbishing process has been completed. Houses made with antique lumber are designed to last for centuries, and the quality of reclaimed barn beams attest to this longevity and strength.
Timber frame construction is compatible with Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) for qualities of aesthetics, energy efficiency, and installation. SIPS have high R Factors for walls and roofs. See Branch River Plastics for more information.
Custom timber framing is designed to carry vertical loads. This allows you to create a large open floor plan inside your home for more spacious or studio designs. This opens up new style of homes for you to consider, such as traditional Japanese designs or mountainside cabins that feature open spaces.
The beams and panels are pre-cut before delivery. Timber frames go up quickly because there are fewer pieces to handle. Frames can be erected in one to three days, and therefore, ready for your internal contractors within a week. This helps to keep your labor costs down.

While not for everyone's budget or taste, antique timber frame homes are accessible to just about everyone who longs for the beauty, charm and strength of a well-designed and constructed living area.
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