Timber Frames & Trusses

You only get one chance to give a building soul.  We do it with exposed heavy timber and traditional wooden joinery, hand-crafted in Idaho.

Snowdrift Farmhouse, a 40' X 80' strawbale home built off-grid in 2006.

Snowdrift Farmhouse, a 40' X 80' strawbale home built off-grid in 2006.

Our timber frames and trusses create beautiful, open spaces that last for generations.  Most of our projects are fine custom homes but we also enjoy building commercial and public structures.

Silver Park pavilion, Missoula, MT, built with reclaimed logs, timbers, decking AND roofing from the old sawmill on the property.

Silver Park pavilion, Missoula, MT, built with reclaimed logs, timbers, decking AND roofing from the old sawmill on the property.

We collaborate with home-owners, architects, engineers and other talented builders to solve challenging structural problems.  Our experienced design team prepares 3D models and shop drawings of our frames using the latest BIM software which allows us to communicate well with other design professionals.  We also create whole-house or timberframe-only plans and construction details for a wide variety of projects.  Our structural engineer is licensed in ID, WY and MT and stamps those plans for permitting and construction.

Scissor trusses over the NOLS outdoor classroom in Driggs, ID, 2009.

Scissor trusses over the NOLS outdoor classroom in Driggs, ID, 2009.

We fabricate and finish timber frames and trusses at our shop in Driggs, Idaho, and travel all over the Rockies to raise them.  We work with a wide variety of timber including reclaimed (original patina and re-sawn) kiln-dried (band-sawn and smooth planed) and FSC certified timber.  Because our frames are precisely cut and test-fit and finished in our shop they can be raised in just days on site, reducing overall project schedules and exposure to the elements.  Please use the link below to see if we are a good fit for your next project.

Test-fitting a wall at the TTF shop