If you're like the artist, you stand in awe of the rugged endurance of early New England homes.
If you've been fortunate enough to live in one, you know the power
and presence of their massive posts, beams and floor joists. Yet,
they create an atmosphere of warmth and spirit that is
Timber framed homes lend themselves beautifully to open floor
plans, since the structure doesn't require support from partition
It's an understatement to say that timber framed structures are far
more sound than modern stick frame homes.
By comparison, today's buildings look ludicrously frail.
Take a drive most anywhere in New England and you'll see
timber-framed structures that are well over 300 years old and still
in use. (In Europe, many are over half a millenium old!)
With tight sheathing and an insulated shell, the timber framed home
is here to stay for generations to come and can be amazingly energy
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