How much timber frame design and construction experience do you have?

I get this question many times from both clients and potential clients, especially since they see our company as a very small operation. Perhaps after visiting larger timber frame companies with numerous employees, including designers and possibly engineers, our company may seem like it is not “professional” or experienced as these competitors in their eyes. I would like to refute …

Want to incorporate some chainsaw carvings into your timbers?

We thought that this would be a nice detail that some people would like.  We have access to a number of talented chainsaw artists that can do a number of things to various pieces of timber in your frame.  From carved out beam ends or post corners and faces, to full on reliefs or inlays to beam/post faces – your …

Upcoming Project – Hybrid Frame (Parkland County)

Shaping up to be a busy spring/summer season this year.  We just confirmed this hybrid – the interior portions are the “wood grain” colour and the exterior portion, which consist of a covered rear deck and a front entrance, are the pink coloured areas.  This is going to be a great project!

Upcoming Project – Bon Accord Community Amphitheatre

The McLeod Creek Timber Frame Company in partnership with the Town of Bon Accord would like to announce  a new project aimed at fostering community involvement and stewardship.  The McLeod Creek Timber Frame Company will be constructing a new timber structure – based on the days of old “open-air” amphitheatre – right in the center of Bon Accord at Centennial …

What do you mean by “PERSIST” envelope system?

We get some questions that are related to this, but I think that most people are either afraid to ask what it is all about, or assume that a timber frame building has to be enclosed with SIPS (structural insulated panels), like so many other websites suggest.  After working in both residential and commercial/industrial construction for many years, the PERSIST …

Upcoming Project – Skeleton Lake Cabin Exterior Timberworks

This project has taken quite a bit of time and effort on behalf of both our company and the client. Integrating timbers into a stick frame build can be a challenge, but it can be done.  The team has had a number of meetings to make sure that all involved are aware of what needs to be done and how …

Feline Shop Security

Since we live on a rural property, the chances of getting unwanted rodent guests are high, especially with a big garage door being open for moving timbers in and out of the shop.  Therefore, we have 2 little “interns” to help with that.  So far, they have been really good at eating, playing (interfering with my work) and sleeping.  I …

Upcoming Project – Reciprocal Rafter Framing

This is a small firepit gazebo with a little twist.  The rafters are framed reciprocally – meaning that they are all offset from a 90 degree orientation and support each other.  Because they circumnavigate a circle, they provide a support for each other at the exact same degree amount within the circle.  These are just the drawings, but look forward to …