Last Weekend to Win Free Tickets to the Durango Parade of Homes

The Black Canyon Builders’ contest on SW Colorado Buzztown will end on August 31 (that’s next Wednesday). We’re giving away two sets (2 each) of tickets to the Durango Parade of Homes, September 9-11, 2011. All you have to do is click this link:...
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As Promised: Before and After Pics of the (Remodeled) Day House and (New) Timber Frame Barn

Sometimes, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come…. (If you’d like to see the interior “before and after,” join Black Canyon Builders and La Plata Development at the 2011 Durango Parade of Homes. September 9-11, 2011.) “Barn” or...
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Win Tickets to the 2011 Durango Parade of Homes

The Day Property – including the landmark main home, the timber frame carriage home and the to-be-built townhomes – has been selected for the 2011 Durango Parade of Homes. It’s a huge honor, as the Parade of Homes recognizes the finest custom homes and remodels...
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Update on the Day House Barn Remodel: Timber Frame and SIPs Panels

The timber frame and SIPs panels for the Day House barn/guesthouse were delivered exactly three weeks ago. I’m happy to report that the frame and SIPs panels went together without a hitch, save for some trimming here and there. We’ve been balancing our efforts on the timber frame...
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Day Three: Timber Frame Raising at Day House Property in Durango, Colorado

*Don’t forget our Timber Frame Raising Party* is tomorrow, Saturday, June 11. We’ll be at the property all day, from 9-4, with refreshments, a BBQ, tours of the timber frame and the main house. Hope to see you there. – Jared* Day three of raising the Woodhouse...
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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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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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