Timber Frame on 14 Island Lake
As the year comes to a close, so does the last frame of the year for Gibson Timber Frames. The frame is the main part of a house designed by a local company. The house is nestled in the pines overlooking 14 Island Lake. While a fairly simple frame design, it offered some opportunities in terms of joinery, which is part of what makes our trade the fun that it is.
The homeowner consulted with Gibson Timber Frames (GTF) and Falarc design (384-9019) to design a house that featured timber frame construction. Plans were revised and revised again until they reached the point that they met the homeowners’ satisfaction and finalized. The drawings were then brought back to GTF where shop drawings were drawn up and cutting of the frame began.
The frame will mostly be closed in on the two long sides by the wings to be built later. The gables and roof (the ceiling first covered in tongue and groove pine) will be closed in with insulated panels (www.plastispan.com) for a quick and effective insulation system.
This was a nice frame to end our year with: well designed, a nice
size, some interesting joinery, and a nice location. For further information
about timber frame construction contact Gibson Timber Frames at 613-374-2488