WELCOME TIMBER PREP FLOOR & FRAME INSULATION & WALLS WINDOWS INTERIOR FINISH DETAIL LANDSCAPING MY OFFICE
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Welcome to Ohio Timberframes, a site that describes the building of my new home. The slightly less than 2000-sq-ft structure is hybrid timberframe stick frame construction home. This dual personality helps to keep costs down, but still allows all the beauty and strength of a post and beam design. 

This drawing to the right is the house plan. After looking through a few million floor plans and finding none we liked, we thought we'd draw up our own. We wanted a large open floor plan, without a lot of little rooms we wouldn't use. We wanted both the kitchen and living room commanding a southeastern exposure etc.

The house we're building follows the floor plan loosely.

To navigate this site, click the buttons above, which are arranged in the order in which the construction is progressing. Right now, you are on the "Home" page. (But actually, all the pages are Home pages, now aren't they?) At present, like the house itself, this site is under construction. HA, HA! I post new pictures when additional progress is made, so please check back often.

 

This is the foundation of our new home. Finished! By the way, the big block in the middle is where our wood-fired oven will eventually rest. You can't see the garden from here, but the tomatoes, peppers, onions, and garlic are growing. I can almost smell the pizza now!

 

The big house looking from the great room to the bedroom. It is basically a three room house, living room, kitchen and bedroom.

 

I went out at sunset and snapped this picture through the roof trusses, added a little flair, via camera flare. It's too bad we need a roof over our heads.
 
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