We continue to get inquiries and interest about this exquisite home that made it into Timber Home Living Magazine as one of the 10 best homes of 2012. By incorporating the natural environment, the house really takes on a a modern organic form, clad in cedar shingles and cedar siding, the house is an extension of it's environment in both form and materials. Here’s to looking at that cottage getaway experience, West Coast style!
This all season chalet has a true Montana feel and was designed for this home owner to enjoy Big Mountain skiing in winter and mountain biking trails and the Whitefish Lake in the summer. This mountain timberframe was built for this family to enjoy the charming streets of Whitefish with the front porch being the perfect place to enjoy the long Montana summer evenings surrounded by larch, pine and birch trees on their property.
Entering through an oversized feature front door you find a truly classic Timber frame structure with a cathedral great room that boasts 6 enormous hammer beam trusses. Two sets of stairs allow access to a second level balcony that takes you to a private master suite on one side of the home and accesses 3 additional second floor bedrooms on the other side. A daylight lower level offers two more bedrooms with walk outs to patios, a large games room, theatre and wine room.
This cottage was sized for the simplicity of cottage life with it's gracious front porch providing enough space for several rocking chairs. All the cottage sits under the large protecting arms of the massive timber frame roofline. It is the perfect place to grab a good book, maybe a glass of wine and curl up next to a fire in the winter (or have a picnic in the spring). The smaller timber framed houses may not have the velocity of others, but definitely pack their own punch
This contemporary house mixes modern design and traditional materials with precision. One of the modern twists includes soaring Douglas fir rafters that project beyond the roof line; another important visual element is found in the home’s rear exterior. Instead of timber posts running perpendicular to the support beam, all vertical supports are in the shape of a “V,” which brings an unexpected design element to what is typically a simple structural element. The grand and inviting entrance, the clean lines & smooth interior timber finish adds to the sophisticated luxury of this spectacular home.
This is one home that is often referenced when new clients contact us with their design and building dreams. It is nestled into Silvertip Resort, a world-class, 7200-yard championship course located in Canmore, Alberta Canada. The owners are fortunate to be able to enjoy some of the world's most spectacular scenery, where moments of solitude are broken by the voices of nature. This unique high-end stunning timber frame home boasts top quality finishes and extras. The impressive home has a beautifully landscaped lot with lots of privacy for their weekend living.
This is one home that is often referenced when new clients contact us with their design and building dreams. It is nestled into Silvertip Resort, a world-class, 7200-yard championship course located in Canmore, Alberta Canada. The abundant landscaping guiding & shielding vehicles around the driveway curving up to the large garage doors finally opening up the visual of this exquisite rustic piece of art. The flagstone driveway area gives just enough sense of vertical separation to make the front entrance feel welcoming.
This home is situated just West of Calgary, sitting on 2 acres this modern timberframe is a remodel of the original 20 year old Pan-Abode log structure. Keeping the original footing, this renovation added 1,800 square feet of open concept living. With an 18ft great room and dining room the spectacularly large curtain windows opens this home up to the outdoors and adds a tremendous amount of breathing space. The Douglas Fir timberframe renovation not only enhances the interior beauty of this home it also acts as a natural filter and improves air quality throughout, one of the important elements to this family in building an energy efficient home with a design to match the home...
Canadian Timberframes was proud to have provided the timbers for this spectacular project recognized for its creativity, use of wood materials, ability to satisfy the client's building and the overall aesthetic appeal for the use and application of wood.
This amazing timber frame structure continues to turn heads! As AllWeather Builders construct this spectacular Russell & Russell Design Studio’s Timber and Glulam structure we continue to receive numerous enquiries and compliments from the industry and individuals. Canadian Timberframes and this same team is currently having discussions with other developers on similar structures not only in North America but overseas ...
For over 20 years Elk River Mountain Homes has been dedicated to building quality homes which reflect the unique personalities and desires of home owners. For this reason, we at Canadian Timberframes consider ourselves fortunate to be consistently chosen to work with Dave Hozjan and his ERMH team on their timber frame projects. Attention to detail and exceptional customer service has contributed to growth into serving the southern Alberta market, as well as the local market of Fernie BC.
Sun Peaks, just 45 minutes from Kamloops, the ski resort where this mountain home is situated is year-round home surrounded by three mountains. One of the best all season playgrounds for sports enthusiasts. The rustic mountain design with natural wood & stone exterior mimics the environment & culture surrounding this property and designed for entertaining with style.
The owner of this well-known Canmore restaurant chose the name to commemorate the mining and rail road heritage of the area. The restaurant is an authentic timber frame structure and boasts enormous trusses designed to reflect the railroad trestle's of the past and are fastened together with large exposed steel bolts and plates. The soaring window walls allow for exceptional views of the surrounding mountains. Stop in for a bite the next time you are in Canmore and enjoy this amazing structure.
Infinity Fine Homes has worked with Canadian Timberframes for many years and continues to look to us for timber frame projects they are building in the Kawartha Lakes and Muskoka Lakes areas of Ontario. This magnificent Kennisis Lake waterfront home gives its owners outstanding views. The high ceilings, massive fireplaces, warm wide plank wood floors, wood ceilings, and well thought out furniture arrangements and lighting creates this wonderful timber frame lakefront retreat.
This amazing home was built on Alpine Trails, in Fernie, British Columbia. It was designed by Sticks & Stones Design Group based out of Canmore and features modern efficiencies and a hybrid timber frame.
Eagle’s Eye Restaurant is located at 7700 feet at the Summit of Kicking Horse Mountain. Take the gondola, climb 4000 ft to the top and discover Canada’s most elevated dining experience. The timberframe restaurant complemented by stone and other natural materials provides the mountain elegance you would expect from this extravagant setting. Floor to ceiling windows direct set into the massive timbers frame the panoramic views of the Rocky, Purcell and Selkirk Mountain ranges. The warmth of the wood and dark polished finish inside is offset by the often white snowy view outside. Canadian Timberframes is proud of this impressive timber structure, and our technical expertise in deliver...
It is this attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction that has given us the reputation as the best in our business. Our emphasis is on high quality precision milled timberframe homes, heavy timber trusses and custom home accents with meticulous attention to detail is certainly represented in this home. Spacious and naturally inviting this timberframe was artfully crafted with many architectural highlights throughout located on a beautiful lakefront lot on Lake Windermere, this home has it all for this family to enjoy life not only in the interior of BC and all it has to offer but cottage living & the lake amenities all summer long.
This modern chalet was designed with the surroundings in mind. The windows let the area's Mountains pour in. The mono pitch roof lines make this contemporary chalet stand out at the hill. The family has created enough space to house to entertain & have friends stay over to enjoy a great skiing weekend. This chalet was designed with weekend play in mind.
While exploring downtown Golden, take a trip over the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge at 8th Ave North. Spanning the river of the same name at 46 meters (151 feet) across, it’s the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada. Planned as a community event in 2001, over 100 members of the Timber Framers Guild came from the US, Europe and all over Canada to help raise the bridge.
The superstructure weighs approximately 210,000 lbs and was constructed of 72,000 bd.ft. of Douglas-fir timbers. The material were supplied, cut and planed at our facility, with a mix of manufacturing done in the factory and some hand cutting done by local forces and guild members on site....
The massive timber fink trusses on the front & rear exterior lends this design to classic chalet architecture. The mono pitch truss over the garage, as the name suggests, has only one rafter, producing essentially a right-angle triangle giving a modern twist to their cottage. The blond interior lights up the inside creating the continued modern feel that the mono roof suggested on the outside. A great weekend getaway for this family to enjoy the multitude of outdoor activities this town has to offer.
Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, This Eureka home is located between the Whitefish and Purcell mountain ranges in an area generally known as the banana belt. This mountain home was built to enjoy outstanding recreational opportunities surrounding them.
This modern chalet was designed with the surroundings in mind. The windows let the area's Mountains pour in. The mono pitch roof lines make one stand at attention and creates an interesting interior great room place for relaxing after a long ski day. A medley of glass, granite, stone and wood combine to complete this chalet with a luxurious feel.
The all wood exterior & timber frame interior lets this mountain home blend into it's natural environment bringing the outdoors in. The more modern lines gives this house a uniqueness that the home owner desired. Creating a great space for relaxing & unwinding on their pretty piece of land.
Located in the scenic Yakima River Canyon, The Canyon River Ranch Lodge is an upscale, rustic Lodge and Resort. This unique property provides over 1,000 feet of private waterfront surrounded by endless state and federal lands in which most views open up to. The heavy timber framed lodge also has a timber frame Great Room with massive stone fireplace, Library, Game Room, and outdoor terrace.
This exquisite timber frame home was built where the massive Cascade Mountain range meets the Eastern Washington desert. Perched on a magnificent mountain overlooking the popular vacation community of Lake Chelan is all that this home owner needs. Quite, tranquility, nature & a beautifully crafted custom timber frame home to bring nature full circle into their lives.
A vacation home along the banks of the Columbia River has easy access from Seattle, Spokane, the Tri-Cities area and Canada, this timber frame hybrid ranch is a comfortable and relaxing home making it the ideal get-away location for the owners.
The relaxed high desert lifestyle in a luxurious, contemporary setting encourages a true sense of connection with nature and the perfect spot to build this rustic mountain timber frame home. Large kitchen built for entertaining while enjoying the views is how these home owners spend thier time.
The authentic mountain town of Whitefish, Montana offers abundant snow in the winter in the heart of the Rocky Mountain wilderness and near Glacier National Park what a location to build upon.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort day lodge is surrounded by 6 pristine National Parks, sitting at the confluence of two magnificent rivers Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a spot of purity deep in the heart of the Rocky, Purcell and Selkirk Mountains. Creating an experience of fresh adventure and discovery, and growing in harmony with our natural surroundings, that is how the day lodge was designed & constructed.
Impressively large Park entrance off of Bow River exit. The upper log is 36" in diameter and 65' in length. The side main columns are 48" diameter with 30" decorative columns attached to their sides.
Feel at home in the mountains in this rustic laid back lodge built in 2002 with its roughhewn look and 5 staggered Cabins set on the hillside, each cabin having a slightly different floor plan, but all come with a balcony to take in the spectacular views of the Columbia Valley and the Purcell Mountains.
The local Home Hardware store needed to expand and purchased a new property. They wanted this new store to blend with the mountain culture of the town and designed a large commercial space with heavy timber accents on the exterior of the building, to give it a more rustic mountain feel.
Personal Testimonial "Building our Life long dream home with Canadian Timberframes LTD has been nothing short of an amazing adventure. They have been there every step of the way, shining like a bright star, solving everything and anything on our building journey. There staff is kind, friendly, understanding, patient..a big one for us (anyone that has built or bought a home knows it can be trying at times!!) Words cannot even describe how pleased we have been with them. They are definitely a great company for families as they are like one themselves!! Our home building process has been a long journey and it still continues today, as we chose to do a lot of the work ourselves. C...
This contemporary feel to the traditional rustic mountain charm uses mono trusses to give this home a more modern up-to-date feel. The trusses used this way create a unique style to the home. The slopes juxtaposed against the rolling smooth greens of the golf course, help make this home stand out in it's setting.
The timber frame architecture is obvious here with the large timber members welcoming the homeowners inside. This juxtaposition of the clean modern, contemporary lines, space and structural elements with the old world timber frame construction creates a true timeless beauty.
This unbelievable timber frame has many special custom feature to suit the homeowners needs. All timbers were upsized to match the scale of the home, and each timber was left rough circle sawn and given our custom Antiqued finish by first using a burned and brushed process and then applying a 2 coat factory stain and sealer. Heavy steel fasteners and brackets were also distressed and "tumbled" to give them that rustic look and feel. The timber frame design roof trusses illustrate a glimpse of how dramatic the interiors will be, when complete. UPSTREAM CONSTRUCTION is orchestrating this enormous undertaking and the project could not be going any better. This is the largest...
This structural timber frame design was built with seismic building codes in mind, being on the Pacific coast, the seismic codes are necessary in the planning phase. The frame has a very pretty design that combines a hammer beam bent with common rafters keeping the lines as simple as their relaxed cottage lifestyle. Build with many views overlooking the Pacific, enabling them to catch the sunrise or sunset in the perfect setting.
In fills sometimes get a bit tricky when you don't have the space that a mountain home might. But with proper planning around the raising, it all comes together perfectly. The timbers are meticulously crafted and the finish chosen a very sophisticated polished look for this urban homeowner.
Uxbridge Ontario is situated in a beautiful valley northeast of Toronto, in the Durham Region. Uxbridge Township boasts over 220km of trails on over 8,000 acres running through rural forested lands and protected green space. 85% of Uxbridge citizens are within a 10min walk, cycle or drive to a trail and one of the determining factors for this homeowner to build their timberframe home.
This is a great look into how a timber frame home is built from the inside out. You can get a close up view revealing the intricacy and artistry of timber frame joinery. Tenons inserted into the mortise, joints held in place with wooden pegs which tightens the connections. And many finished joints in the frame and classic hammer beam trusses.
A ruggedly strong lake front timber frame home during the raising phase of construction. All the main posts, beams, trusses and roof timbers are in place or getting into place reavealing the form of the house which is almost ready to be enclosed.
A structural timber frame B&B built from the ground up. Large cranes used to move the massive timbers into place.
The special design feature built for this home owner is the massive timber frame rotunda that can be seen externally but the beauty of this timber feature is internal. True artistry at work and skilled crafstman delivering upon this home owners dream.
Stump Lake located approximately 40Km from Kamloops, BC is the place this home owner built their summer cottage; take a look at the size of timbers used for both structure, to support the size and have a solid presence on the land. With the rolling open countryside, canoeing and fishing on this peaceful scenic lake, the area is home of the famous Kami Trout, the Kamloops Area Lakes have the reputation of being the best fly fishing lakes in BC and has long been known as the choice destination for a BC fly fishing a great place to build a timber frame retreat.
In the picturesque town of Pound Ridge, New York is located in Northern Westchester and will be the home to this custom timber frame. These photos take you through the 'de-construction' of the frame. From fresh cuts, all the parts and pieces lined up in the factory. Our CNC machine allows for reliable production scheduling and offers us the ability to promise customers realistic delivery timelines. Computer controlled production also results in a high level of quality control as all timbers are cut within 1/16” accuracy.
Lacombe offers an abundance of cultural attractions and recreational opportunities; which is why this home owner picked this location for their custom timber frame home. Living life with balance. You are looking at the unique heavy timber rotunda being raised, the start & central point to this custom home.
Panorama, where this couple is constructing their dream chalet. With modern timber frame lines, mono pitched roof lines & large back deck, the perfect place to sit and admire the view of a thousand peaks with iconic Mount Nelson standing tall over the intimate, inviting village. There's nothing to remind you that there's a world out there. And in every direction, inspiring vistas to wonder at.
This unique method of construction, timber framing, uses rugged timbers to create the structural shell of your home. It typically features large load-bearing timbers, vaulted ceilings and large expanses of light like the pictures here of this Alaskan custom home. This is a very customized form of construction that dedicated and skilled craftsman handle for you from start to finish or anywhere in between depending upon your needs.
This heavy timber custom home is situated in a valley with perfect views of the mountains around. The house was built on the lot with sunrises & sunsets in mind; aligning their large picture windows & decks to take in the spectacular views.
The town library wanted an update to freshen it up & blend with the mountain culture of the town. So a heavy timber entrance and accents were designed for them on the exterior of the building, giving it a more rustic mountain feel.
The city straddles Interstate 5 at a point almost exactly halfway between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Nestled at the base of a small range of forested hills west of town, one can see Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens I guess is one of the reasons these home owners decided to build their custom home. Enjoy the pics of the raising of this massive timber frame home under construction.
As the central hub on the upper Sunshine Coast, Powell River, a few hours northwest of Vancouver is a magnet for those who enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing, diving, or swimming. Exploring local parks; hiking or mountain biking, plus some great golfing are a few of the reasons this owner decided to build their timber frame cottage here. Raising with a view!
A dedicated crew raising in the snow, hitting the deadlines for this customer. A great shot of a Scissor Truss raised into place. A scissor truss eliminates vertical and horizontal elements. It creates a more spacious feeling, because there's no horizontal timbers defining a lower "virtual" ceiling line; this was the look and feel this homeowner was looking for. This type of truss is also appropriate when the ceiling pitch, or slope, isn't very steep. A shallow pitch, can still be quite spacious with this truss style.
Timber frame components shipped then barged to this island cottage. The idea for the frame was to keep the lines simple, graceful, and elegantly modern for the stress free cottage lifestyle.
Great images of a timber raising. For our timber frames we use prodominently use interior grown Douglas-fir due to its strength advantages and availability of large dimensions from old-growth trees. It is one of the finest timbers for heavy structural purposes. Douglas-fir is seen as a first class wood globally.
A close up view of the timber frame anatomy taking place. You can see center king post & side strut attached to the main rafters and the collar tie.
This home was designed & constructed in 2005. The home owner wanted hand peeled log accents in the interior to mix alongside the timber frame. Timber framing uses mortise and tenons (precision cut and pegged together) adding strength and character over both conventional framing as well as post and beam construction.
This cottage was built on a superb location with waterfront exposure, enchanting stone fireplace, all contributing to a feel-good, unpretentious atmosphere that defines the classic Island lifestyle and a must for this cottage owner. It features a great room with floor to ceiling windows that open onto a large deck where time will be spent catching the sun, enjoying morning coffee, or dining on long summer evenings.
Nestled amongst pine trees, this little rustic timberframe getaway is all this family needs to escape the grind of the city and swap it in for a little water therapy and weekend relaxation in their cabin.
Canadian Timberframes prides themselves on how our Portfolio Designs relate with so many people on different levels. Some see a standard model and it's everything they ever wanted! Others see the potential from one of our designs and then they expand from that base idea. Take this project for example; located in Spruce Grove, Alberta. This project sprouted from our popular Bragg Creek design but as you can see the client changed the size to meet his family's needs. A larger garage for outdoor equipment and vehicle storage and longer to accommodate a couple extra bedrooms. This design is great for entertaining guests but at the same time is not outlandish to take away from day-to-day fami...
When old and new are fused together; located minutes from the bottom of Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Ontario, Canadian Timberframes and UPSTREAM CONSTRUCTION are involved in preserving a small piece of recent history. Turn of the century log cabins were moved from Quebec and rebuilt in this unique retreat development. The client is wanting to incorporate this antique structure with a Douglas Fir timber frame addition that will compliment its beauty and nostalgia to a tee. A story-and-a-half Family Room had to be included to show off the timber trusses with their all-wood joinery detailing. By adding the Kitchen and Dining Room into the existing log structure, all guests to this rejuvena...
This compact downhill design is perched on an aggressive lot on the side of the ski resort. The over height basement allows additional light & an open feeling contributing.
Douglas fir timber with open arched wooden beams makes a beautiful interior wood framed ceiling elegantly simple, giving the interior & exterior a unique custom feel that the home owners desired.
Canadian Timberframes is involved with this project located in the Alpine Trails Development in Fernie, British Columbia. Canadian Timberframes has developed this mountain chalet with a full Douglas Fir timber frame structure from preliminary sketches provided by the client. This mountain chalet has been designed and will be positioned on the clients property in order to take in the magnificent views of the mountains that surround the town of Fernie. Being close to Fernie Alpine Resort, this chalet takes skiers through a spacious mudroom making it easy to unload all outdoor ski gear, transporting them to the soaring Great Room and Kitchen area via a very unique timber frame stair. The ro...
Sometimes, aesthetically effective timber-frame entrances don't require overhead trusses to add interest. The timber brackets supporting the roof line and deep porch roof offers a four-season shelter for arriving and departing guests. The siding 'Autumn Leaf' plus natural stone reflect the fantastic fall colors that are indigenous to this region.
The classic timber 'King Posts" throughout the exterior gives this design a grounded, substantial & consistent feel. The east wrap around deck adds to the indoor outdoor living space & extends the incredible views that are part of living in Colorado.
The King Posts with Struts on the front give this home a solid mountain feel and sets the stage for intricate stonework and other attractive design elements inside the home and out. The exterior rear wrap around porch with heavy hammerbeam overhang truss creates a nicely vaulted space to walk out from both the living space the master bedroom. The clean lines & dark interior timber finish gives this home a very elegant flare.
Impressive parallel trusses frame the top of this extended entrance with oversized mono trusses turned 45 degrees and now function as knee braces, supporting this deep commercial building porch roof. This entrance provides enough space for many to come, go and relax outdoors with the weather protection of the massive entryway.
When designing their new store they wanted to blend in this mountain town, so heavy timber accents were the way to go; with exposed timbers and lots of local stone will give this commercial space the rugged look to fit into this lifestyle community.
In the summer months - hiking, backpacking, kayaking, fishing, river rafting, canoeing, picnicking, mountain biking, camping, cycling, golfing, horseback riding, slightseeing and rock climbing are just a few of the popular activities enjoyed in Kananaskis Country.
In the winter, after the snow has fallen, activities to enjoy include cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, downh...
Please note that these projects by no means represent every project in these regions we are working on.