We’ve created a few timber framed solar-panel stands in collaboration with Smith and McClain, Inc., a solar contractor in Bristol, VT. One of these serves as an electric vehicle charging station in the Marbleworks center in downtown Middlebury, VT. Pairing small-scale solar power generation with locally-grown and crafted timber frames is a no-brainer!
We built a highly detailed garden fence for clients in Little Compton, RI. The clients designed everything in a ‘gothic adirondack’ style that they invented; we executed the design in red cedar, with custom-forged bronze gate hardware and hidden steel post-foot attachments of our own design. The project also features two sculptural ‘heraldic gate posts’ by a garden path, which were my attempt to interpret Yoruba Nupé house posts in a gothic-adirondack style.
We designed, cut and raised a timber frame home for clients on a gorgeous 300-acre farm in Bethel, VT. All of the timber for the frame was logged from their land with draft horses and sawn on site. The frame is a mix of hemlock, spruce and pine, with naturally-curved braces, struts, and purlins of mixed hardwood species.
In the spring of 2015, we had the pleasure of working with Studio Roji to design a garden shelter inspired by the Japanese machiai style. The resulting frame, made of local eastern white cedar and black cherry, blends elements of traditional Japanese design with a traditional Vermont timber frame sensibility. Goosewing Timberworks did all of the carpentry, including the local white cedar deck and roof.
– Landscape design and photographs by Studio Roji –
In the summer of 2014 we cut and raised the timber frame for a barn for some friends of ours in Lincoln, VT. The clients, inspired by the Goosewing Timberworks shop, chose some similar details including a bank-barn layout, 26×42 footprint, and live-edge cherry accents. We logged and milled the cherry and spruce for the posts, girts, rafters, joists and braces right on site; the rest of the timber (in pine) came from a local sawmill. A local contractor finished out the barn with very fine details, including a custom-built oak door, maple floor, and slate roof.