Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2016’
Move over million-dollar mansions, timber-frame homes can be cost-effective
Fort Collins Coloradoan – June 17, 2016 (Rob White, firstname.lastname@example.org)
When you think about timber-frame homes in Colorado, do you think of multimillion dollar getaway spots in the mountains?
Well, it’s time to think again.
“People equate timber frames to these massive, million-dollar lodges, and it doesn’t have to be that way,” said Steve Rundquist of Brewster Timber Frame. “If we can get in early enough and help design the project, we can keep things straightforward and fairly simple to help keep the cost down. The simplest frame is really beautiful.”
Cover for a Bridge in Wyoming
Timber Framing Magazine – June 2016
It all began with a phone call from a builder. He had a client in Saratoga, Wyoming, who needed a cover built atop a bridge deck spanning a narrow channel of the North Platte River, which runs through his property.
I met the builder and client at the site, gathered input about specifications and general design, and was warned, “It’s all about scale. The scale needs to be correct.” The bridge was to be used not only to get ranch equipment from one side to the other, but also as a family and community gathering spot.