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Timber Frame News

We’ve collected an array of news stories, articles written by Trillium Dell staff, and past issues of our print newsletter, the Trillium Dell Times in one convenient area. Please peruse our archives and leave us some feedback if that’s your style.

Trillium Dell Times Past Issues

Articles & Press

House on Lake a Work in Progress
- Originally published in the Galesburg Register-Mail, May 9, 2009

1842 Garfield Farm Barn Repair by Trillium Dell
- Originally published in the December 2009 Fairfield~Campton Crier

Barn Again! Here's a guide to reviving an old barn.
- Originally pubished in Radish Magazine, Dec. 2009 by Evan Harris. Input from Rick Collins and references the Illinois & Indiana Barn Alliances.

Natural Aesthetics
- Originally published in the Peoria Journal Star on Oct. 18, 2009, this article features a timber frame addition & staircase built by Trillium Dell for the Moreno family.
Link to PJStar Website 

New Report on Tilsy Barn has Will County rethinking options
- By Dennis Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune - September 23, 2009

Lack of funds stall Homer Glen efforts for barn preservation
- Published in the Southtown Star on September 16, 2009, features input from Trillium Dell.

"Joint Ventures" - Greene County Timber Frame Demonstration
 - A heritage grant from Landmark Illinois brought a crew from Trillium Dell to demonstrate timber framing during the Greene County Days in September 2009.

Repairs come to Wapsipinicon Mill a year after floods
- Trillium Dell's repair work to the Wapsipinicon Mill was featured in the WCFCourier.com on April 11, 2009.

A 'top 10' Illinois barn is reborn
- The February 19, 2009 Register Mail article depicts an Aledo barn restored by Trillium Dell.

Work progresses on new civic theater
- Trillium Dell restored trusses for the Prairie Players Civic Theater as described in this Register Mail article published January 27, 2009.

A Greener Workplace
- Featured in the January 2009 edition of Western Illinois Family magazine are ways in which Trillium Dell strives to conserve resources and promote sustainability in the workplace.

Frame nearing completion in Geneseo barn raising - Featured on QCOnline.com
- Read the full story on the Antique Engine & Tractor Association barn and see the video here.

Raising the Barn: Timber Framers invite the community to help
- Featured in Radish Magazine, p. 8, August 2009 or available here.

Construction with Meaning
- Reprinted from The Register Mail, May 2009.
Link to Register-Mail Website

Timberworking a return to tradition
- Trillium Dell's demonstration at the annual Knox County Scenic Drive is featured in this Register Mail article published October 4, 2008.

Nailing the Era
- Published in the Peoria Journal Star on February 3, 2008, this article features Trillium Dell's restoration to the Sommer Park cabin.

Timber Framers Carry on Time-Honored Building Techniques in Knox County
- Corn Belt Energy News featured an article on Trillium Dell Timberworks in their February 2008 issue.

Restored Peace
- Published in the Peoria Journal Star on June 15, 2008 this article features a downtown building restored by Trillium Dell for Jim Nowlan.

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