Ralph McBryan’s do-it-yourself timber frame home in the Yukon

Ralph McBryan’s do-it-yourself timber frame home in the Yukon

Ralph McBryan, a hardy northern “do it yourselfer” in Watson Lake in the Yukon, hired us to help him design his timber frame, complete with joinery details. This was no walk in the park. Ralph’s large frame has two fully framed dormers, and the main...
The Kellogg House, Mahone Bay

The Kellogg House, Mahone Bay

The Covey Island Boatworks crew, working as “Blue Rocks Timberframes”, is well underway building the Kellogg house on Crescent Point, Mahone Bay. We took a conceptual design by Covey Island’s owner, John Steele, and developed the plan into a full...
Forrest’s Ultimate Shed

Forrest’s Ultimate Shed

Sitting firmly on the back burner was Forrest’s 12′ x 20′ timberframe building for kayak and firewood storage. He updated his progress from time to time with photos. This shed is available as our Ultimate Shed Shop Prints, so you can make one too!...
Greg Bretell’s Cooper Shop

Greg Bretell’s Cooper Shop

Well, it started out as a Cooper Shop model, but morphed into something else. Greg even tackled open valley dormer framing (third photo). The Cooper Shop under construction Greg’s valley mortise. Way to...
The Original Newcomb Cottage

The Original Newcomb Cottage

This is the original prototype 24′ x 32′ Newcomb, which is available as shop prints. The spacious vaulted roof and open concept make this small home seem bigger than you would expect for 908 sq. ft. A functional kitchen Close to the outdoors Comfortable...