Alaska Hand Crafted Timberframe Structures
Building the Frame
some cases we already have or can acquire pre-seasoned framing
material. By actively seeking the best timber and then milling the logs
'in house', we can provide our beamery with prime working material. In the
beamery, the timbers are planed, bringing out the incredible contours,
grains and colors of the timber.
Raising the frame is the perhaps most exciting part for the home owner. The site at this time already has the foundation and deck done. The frame members are fitted and pegged into bent systems and raised. Then, the interconnecting girts and purlins are installed until the frame is complete. Using our own boom truck, we can take the time to work patiently and preserve our quality craftsmanship.
Enclosing the Timberframe
We use stress-skin panels, also known as structurally insulated panels (SIP's). This system ensures the highest quality and insulating value in the market today. Although initially expensive, in the long run they save on labor costs.
To learn more about panel systems, we suggest you visit the Premier Panel website at www.pbspanel.com.
Because the owner, Russ Walker, is originally from Western PA., if you are interested in an Oak Frame, visit our friends at ‘ATF east’, Atlantic Timberframes
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