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Eastern White Pine Lake Home – Northwest Minnesota

This timber frame home was built not long ago on a lake in northwest Minnesota. The homeowner selected Eastern White Pine (EWP) for all of the timbers. Note the slight upward curve of the timbers in the dormers and in the peak of the porch. Like with most of the completed homes we feature, I don't [...]

Boulder Tap House – Exterior Timbers (Minnesota)

Blue Ox Timber Frames is a timber frame company. This means that, in addition to beautiful custom timber frame homes, we will do any timber job that comes our way. Timber entries, decorative timbers on private or commercial structures...if it is timber-related, we are happy to do it. Our humble burg, located just off I-94 [...]

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Minnesota Lake Home (EWP) – Finished Product

We have featured many raisings and projects in progress on the blog, but not many pictures of finished homes. Part of that is a function of our role in the construction process. We raise the timbers, install the tongue and groove ceilings, arrange for the Enercept panels to be installed, and then don't get to [...]

North Dakota Timber Addition

The Blue Ox Timber Frames crew recently traveled to North Dakota to raise a timber frame addition onto an existing house. Much like our recent EWP cabin in Minnesota, the homeowners wanted to utilize timbers in smaller space, so the timbers are primarily located in the roof/ceiling and supported by structural insulated panels from Enercept. [...]

EWP Cabin with SIP-Supported Rafters

Timber frames come in all shapes and sizes. Not every timber frame has to be a traditional post and beam structure. This cabin, located near Park Rapids, MN, integrates Eastern White Pine timbers with structural insulated panels (SIPs) instead of posts on the exterior walls. Given the width of the great room, the owner thought adding [...]

Timber Frame Raising – EWP Cabin

Blue Ox Timber Frames recently raised an Eastern White Pine (EWP) cabin on a northern Minnesota lake. The crew installed the basement timbers during the first week, and then raised the timber frame the following week. An EWP rafter is lowered into place. The basement timbers are exposed and provide support for the [...]

Timber Skyscrapers on the Rise

The construction of multi-storied buildings made out of wood is trending across the world. While Blue Ox Timber Frames will not be adding skyscrapers to our portfolio anytime soon, our timber frames have the same fundamental benefits. Timber buildings have a relaxing effect: "People associate wood with green spaces, they have an affinity for it." This statement [...]

Delaware Timber Frame Homes

Timber Frame Homes Delaware - DE Delaware, a small Mid-Atlantic U.S. state, sits on a peninsula Known for its beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware is a small Mid-Atlantic state, a perfect location for constructing a timber frame home. Also bordering the Delaware River and Delaware Bay, water is easily accessible in Delaware. In fact one of the [...]