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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Day House Barn Torn Down

Today was the day for the old barn next to the Day House in Durango, Co. to be torn down. Owner Mark Williamson, had offered to give the building to anyone who wanted to claim it, however with no interested parties it was brought down without a hitch in about an hour. “We...
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Durango Home and Ranch Show

Media Contact: Jared Ogden, President info@blackcanyonbuilders.net 970.903.9577 Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company, Taps Black Canyon Builders as its Regional Independent Builder/Dealer in Four Corners Area Black Canyon Builders and Woodhouse to Exhibit at Durango’s Home and...
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Day House Gets a Weather Vane

Last week Black Canyon Builders (www.blackcanyonbuilders.net) and owner of the Day House, Mark Williamson, of Durango, Colorado, installed a beautiful Eagle-topped weather vane (www.weathervane.com) on top of the Turret of the home. The original Day House had a beautiful Weather...
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