Welcome to our premier episode of “This Old Truss”.
Today’s story covers some history and procedures of reclaiming for usage some old timber trusses into a new structure.
To satisfy a client’s desire for lots of exposed structure, a builder removes conventional roof framing to make way for custom trusses.
“Recently I heard someone say, ‘The best way to honor a tree is to make something with it that is more miraculous than the tree itself.’ We tried our best with this project.”—Steven Rundquist, timber framer
Publication: Fine Home Building
Using locally sourced wood and traditional pegged mortice and timber joinery the Brewster Timber Frame Company recently brought its custom hand-crafted building style to Estes Park.
Publication: Estes Park Trail Gazette
Move over million-dollar mansions, timber-frame homes can be cost-effective
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.
Publication: Fort Collins Coloradoan
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. 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.
Publication: Timber Framing Magazine
When Curt Busby and his wife, Kelly O’Donnell, lost their home west of Fort Collins in the Crystal Fire, the natural thing for this eco-conscious couple was to make something good out of nature’s cycle of life, death and renewal. In their case, this meant reusing the burned but standing dead pine trees that dominated property.
Publication: North Forty News
When Steven Rundquist moved from Massachusetts, to Colorado, he geared his timber framing company to residential construction. Although Rundquist would look to the same historic precedents of the centuries-old homes he encountered on Cape Cod, the materials at his disposal were not quite the same.
Publication: Green Source – The Magazine of Sustainable Design