Since 1996, Cabin Creek Timber Frames has specialized in building hand-crafted timber frames for the Southeastern United States and some farther away. We have a history of building for a wide range of projects, including large and small homes, commercial projects, such as “party barns” and event buildings, churches, chapels, and other architectural structures as gazebos, pavilions, and stables.
DESIGN AND STRUCTURAL PLAN DEVELOPMENT
We can design a timber frame plan for you from the ground up or offer you pre-prepared plans that meet your needs. All design work is completed in CADworks design software.
HEAVY TIMBER GRADING
We have been licensed to grade heavy timber since 2002 and meet state requirements for heavy timber grading. We do use naturally shaped timbers in some positions.
TRADITIONAL HAND-CRAFTED JOINERY TECHNIQUE
Our timber framers are artisans who prepare the frames using traditional hand crafting methods. We believe that hand crafting enables us to build tighter, more accurate joints and create stronger, better looking frames.
TIMBER FRAME ASSEMBLY AND RAISING
Our craftsman raise the frame themselves, using octagonal locust pegs to secure each joint. These small cutoffs are the only waste we contribute to the job site.
OCTAGONAL LOCUST PEGS
Cabin Creek Timber Frames Owner, Joe Bell, has been making octagonal locust pegs since the 1980’s. The octagonal pegs have edges or wings that are slightly wider than the 1 inch round hole and bite into the wood that is surrounding the hole.
INDOOR FRAME CONSTRUCTION AND STORAGE
Our manufacturing facility in North Carolina is housed in a radiant floor heated warehouse that we call the Beamery. In the Beamery, timber frame construction and storage can be managed in controlled conditions for maximum accuracy. Each timber frame is fully assembled inside the Beamery to assure a quality fit before it is finally raised on the job site.