Click here for information regarding a Timber Framers' Gathering in Felletin (Creuse - center of France) from August 29th to 31st. Need not be a carpenter to attend- All interested parties are invited!
Raising a Timber Frame
Milling of the Lincoln Tree.
Call us to hear the whole story of the Lincoln Tree in Urbana or read about it at New Prairie Construction website.
Iowa City, Iowa - Iowa State Capitol Dome Restoration
TDTW designed, cut and installed a 20 foot wide by 20 foot long by 16 foot tall bell tower and a 16 foot tall octagonal cupola to support the dome on the Old Capitol Building. We utilized select structural white oak timbers for this project. These two structures were built with heavy timbers and hidden steel knife plates. The bell tower was lifted to a height of 80 feet and the cupola rested atop the bell tower. This project required extensive use of tension rods and metal connectors.