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The TF Process

About Atlantic Timberframes

Atlantic Timberframes Inc. prides itself on delivering exceptional timber frames through a meticulous and collaborative building process. Our approach combines traditional craftsmanship, modern design technology, and personalized service to bring your vision to life.
For those looking to start from scratch or add an addition or outbuilding to their property, we’re happy to sit down with you for a free consultation. For those considering a hybrid home with their contractor, we can work directly with them from planning all the way to construction.

Contact us today or have your contractor reach out to us. We’re ready to help you make your timber frame dreams become a reality!

The Process

Initial Consultation:
At the outset, we begin with a crucial initial consultation to gain a profound understanding of your vision, requirements, and budget. This discussion serves as the foundation for our collaborative journey, enabling us to align our efforts with your unique preferences.

Design and Planning:
Moving forward, our skilled team collaborates with you to develop a detailed design using Computer software. This stage involves exploring customization options and ensuring that the design encapsulates your distinct style and fulfills your specific needs.

Timber Selection and Hand-Crafting:
The heart of our process lies in the careful selection of high-quality timber, often Douglas fir, renowned for its strength and aesthetic appeal. Our hands-on approach ensures that each piece is crafted with precision and meticulous attention to detail.

Atlantic Timberframes Inc. Unique Planer:
We utilize a remarkable piece of equipment dating back to the 1800s, originally built for the Bessemer Railroad, to mill our timbers. This tool, exclusive to our company, plays a crucial role in addressing common irregularities found in sawmill timber, such as hooking and bowing. Unlike a four-sided planer that conforms to the timber’s contour, our joiner excels in straightening and squaring the timbers, ensuring they are brought back to a state of alignment and accuracy. Once the timbers undergo this meticulous process on the joiner, they proceed seamlessly to the layout line for the next stages of construction.

Frame layout:
The inception of your Timber Frame commences with a comprehensive collection of detailed shop drawings. We meticulously inscribe the mortise cuts, hole placements, tenon cut lines, and housings, ensuring precision and accuracy in every aspect of the timber frame construction process. With the layout complete we end cut the timbers then apply a beeswax end seal to slow the drying process.

Hammer & Chisel work:
The precision of a razor-sharp chisel is paramount in achieving a flawless fit for each component. Experienced craftsmen, wielding this classic combination, deliver unparalleled quality. Using chisels to enhance tenon relief ensures the impeccably tight fits we consistently pursue. This hands-on approach distinguishes our commitment to crafting joinery with great pride, creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces that reflect your dream designs.

The brace:
We implement traditional joinery techniques, such as mortise and tenon joints secured with wooden pegs. This not only enhances the structural integrity of your timber frame but also contributes to the timeless visual appeal of the craftsmanship.

Budget-Friendly Solutions:
We believe in providing transparent cost estimates and exploring budget-friendly solutions without compromising on quality. Our goal is to create a timber frame that aligns with your vision while remaining within your budgetary constraints.

Quality Assurance:
Quality is prioritized at every stage, from the careful selection of timber to the intricate joinery and finishing touches. Thorough quality assurance checks guarantee the longevity, durability, and overall excellence of your timber frame.

Get Started Today!

At Atlantic Timberframes Inc., our dedication lies in crafting timber frames that seamlessly blend timeless craftsmanship with innovative design. Contact us today to begin the fulfilling journey of bringing your dream timber frame project to life.