Day Two: Timber Frame Raising at Day House Property in Durango, Colorado

Day Two of raising the Woodhouse timber frame on the Day House Property at 15th Street and the East 3rd Avenue Historic District in Durango. The two primary additions yesterday were the entire south side of the building (roadside in the images below) and the beginning of the...
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Day One: Timber Frame Raising at Day House Property in Durango, Colorado

The Woodhouse timber frame was delivered yesterday morning (June 7, 2011) for the guesthouse on the Day property.  The wood is gorgeous. The joints are incredibly clean.  As you can imagine, I’m focusing on raising it this week, so I’ll be light in words and heavy on...
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Why Choose a Timber Frame?

A brand new Woodhouse timber frame will be delivered today for the guesthouse at the Day House property. Since the property is located in an historic district, Mark (the owner) has opted for a timber frame structure for two primary reasons. First, the flexibility of design allows...
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Day House Renovation Update: Master Bedroom Ceiling

*This post was updated, June 10, 2011, with an image of the finished ceiling. See it below. – Thanks, Jared. I pulled up to the Durango Day House property today to be met by about 15 cars. It was a busy day. It’s exciting to be on the home stretch where every project makes...
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Save the Date: Timber Frame Raising Party in Durango, Colorado at the Day House Property

One of the things I like best about building timber frames is the heritage and history of the craft. Traditionally, raising a timber frame structure was a festive community event. Times may have changed, but a timber frame raising is still a worthy cause for celebration. To that...
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Memorial Day Weekend in Southern Colorado

Memorial Day Weekend is a big deal here in Durango, Colorado. In honor of the holiday, I’m going to veer from custom home building-talk for a moment of appreciation. First, I offer my gratitude to all the people who gave their lives in service to our country. Politics aside, your...
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Unexpected (Or Unrecognized) Timber Frame Structures

If you mention “timber frame buildings” today, most people associate the term exclusively with large and dramatic, resort-style homes. While that style of home is undoubtedly a beautiful application for timber framing, this association doesn’t scratch the surface of the full...
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Green Building, Better Air Quality and Energy Efficiency With Woodhouse/Murus SIPs Panels

It’s not the sexiest part of the homebuilding process, but integrity of the walls is clearly one of the most critical. I’ve worked on homes with a variety of construction methods: timber frame, conventional (2×6 studs on 16-inch centers), and straw bale, to name a few. There...
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Preserving Significant Structures: Durango Herald and La Plata County Historical Society Feature Day House Renovation

The Day House renovation is coming along really well and we’re focused on a July move-in date for Mark and his family. The level of community interest has emphasized the importance of this project. I’ve touched on the history of the property briefly in some previous blog posts,...
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