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 …