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.
This is a very effective method of getting the look and feel of timbers without overwhelming the available space. Another small touch that can make a space feel larger is extending the king posts and rafters above the ridge beam. This adds character, and that space makes the ceiling feel just a bit higher.
The completed ceiling, with Douglas Fir tongue and groove installed.
The last step was to install the Enercept roof panels. With that, our work was done!
Although timbers themselves are large, they can be utilized in any space. Whether you are planning a new structure, an addition, or a remodel, Blue Ox Timber Frames can incorporate timbers in an attractive and appropriate way for the space.