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LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: The Timber Framers Guild- Schuylerville, NY Community Building Project

This project has two phases:

Phase 1 – August 8-12
First floor walkout/timberframe.
Phase 2 – September 5-15
Timber frame fabrication and hand raising.

Space is limited so REGISTER on the Guild's website today!



Trillium Dell Timberworks Offers Free Mass Timber Lecture Series

On Saturday June 11th earn 4 AIA Continuing Education Credits

With presentations and hands-on demonstrations- this event is designed for architects and engineers who are interested in learning more about incorporating engineered timber in the design and construction of public and private spaces.

A $35 donation is requested to offset food costs. Registration is limited- get a ticket on Eventbrite to reserve a space!

See the full schedule and details here.


Aledo, Illinois Barn Relocation & Restoration

Trillium Dell Timberworks dismantled, restored, and re-erected this c. 1870 barn multipurpose barn onto a new bank foundation at a new location. The barn was an early “scientific barn”, one which was influenced primarily by emerging agricultural technologies of the day. Indeed, the first owner of this barn, a Connecticut native and whaler, assumed a post at University of Illinois’ newly formed agricultural extension soon after establishing his new homestead in Illinois.

The frame sports 12”x12”x30’ corner posts made of Wisconsin white pine. The timbers have shipping holes, supporting the historical record that these timbers were picked up from the nearby town of Andalusia along the banks of the Mississippi River. The interior beneath the hipped roof is 42’ clearspan, supported by an impressive octagonal boss pin. The joinery is that of a master craftsman. Interestingly, the unusual rubic’s cube – like joinery requires all the walls to be stood up at once and pulled together, unlike the much simpler, traditional bent-by-bent raising afforded by standard joinery. The imaginative joinery displays a masterful grasp of timberframing, and is likely the reason this building remained standing despite severe water damage and neglect. TDTW finished restoration of this barn with a standing seam roof, cupola (replicated from an historic photograph), and antique hardware and doors.

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