It is a style of building construction using timbers instead of lumber (2X4’s, etc.) dating back to as early as 200 BC. A timber frame structure is built to last for generations. One element of timber frame construction is its unique joinery; mortises and tenons fastened together with wooden pegs. A unique element is the timber for a building is prepared ahead of time, test fitted, then assembled from horizontal to vertical one by one. Prior to the 1900’s timber framing was used throughout the world. With the introduction of finished lumber and “stick building” timber frame construction was fast becoming a dying art. Luckily, there has been resurgence in timber framing construction starting in the 1970’s.
Cedarville Carpenter Company located in Millers Mills, New York, carries on the durability and beauty of timber-frame construction. Owner, Michael Jones, was introduced to timber framing while attending Alfred State in Applied Technology. It was there he set his sites on this rewarding career. He went on to Heartwood School for Timber Frame, in Massachusetts and became an active member of the Timber Framers Guild; attending conferences and participating in several Community Building Projects throughout the United States. Precision, quality and satisfying the customer is Michael's trademark.
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643 Millers Mills Rd, West Winfield, NY 13491
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm Saturday: By appointment Sunday: Closed