Timber Frame Design/Build

Black Dog Timberworks specializes in the design and production of traditional mortise and tenon timbered structures, small and large.  We have traveled throughout Maine, New England, and beyond crafting the highest quality, most well-designed structures possible.  Whether you already have an architect or designer or need us to recommend one we will work closely with you throughout the process providing the necessary services such as conceptual 3D timber frame drawings and engineering review.

Once a design is finalized and the timbers arrive at the shop it is time to make the sawdust!  We work efficiently and carefully, laying out and cutting joinery on each timber and then finishing and storing it before shipment.  Our experienced crew will deliver and raise your frame, often culminanting in a raising day celebration complete with a ‘topping off’ ceremony.


Heavy Timber Services

First Peg of the raising was driven by this ecstatic client!

3D Timber Frame Conceptual Sketch


Heavy Timber Elements

There are many ways to incorporate the art and craftsmanship of heavy timber construction short of constructing a new home or barn.  A timber framed entry way, porch, or exterior decorative trusses are all outstanding additions to bring art, elegance, and functional space to an existing home.  These can all be extremely cost-effective details to add curb appeal and value to your home.  We can also assist in providing timbered trusses or a timber frame floor system to a stick-built or log framed home.  These hybrid techniques can be excellent ways to achieve the heavy timber look on a more modest budget.


Timber Frame Entry Porch featuring Live Edge Cherry Braces

Timber Post and Rafter Entry Porch


Recent Timber Frame Projects