This is the only newly built timber frame that I am aware of (other than museums) that is based upon historic Virginia timber-frame standards. Most of the timber frames that are manufactured today are overly engineered for stresses and loads and then aesthetics are added back in, sort of like how MSG goes into Chinese food. There are some folks up in New England that reproduce their style framing (it’s pretty nice)… but I’m not aware of anyone that produces our historic style. And yes we do have a style, and yes it is wonderful (better than those Yankees, thank you very much).
Notice the tree branch on top for luck… gotta have that. Look for other articles here that illustrate what makes a Virginia frame unique.
Originally posted 2015-02-04 14:27:16.