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About Timbercraft

Timbercraft is made up of designers, engineers and the industry’s finest craftsmen. Together, we design and build some of the most beautiful and efficient custom wood structures in the world using state-of-the-art technology. Give us a call, stop by, or explore the website. We’d love to chat about your project.

Our Mission

We have spent five decades creating a balance of craft, efficiency, and engineering. We are focused on delivering the best timber frame in the industry featuring our fully housed joinery. We design, craft, and build custom homes, buildings, and SIP enclosures all throughout North America. No project is too large or too small.

Our Process

Timber framing is our heart, it’s the craft we’ve been honing since 1978. The process of timber framing starts with design. If you’re already working with an architect or design professional then we will only design your structural plans. If you don’t yet have a design partner then we will be glad to help you with that. Either way, we can be your timber frame partner, integrating into your project as needed.

Our Timbercraft team is a collaborative bunch, able to incorporate heavy timber into current projects or start projects that are still a dream. They work alongside architects, builders and owners with the goal of producing a beautiful timber frame that highlights volumes while becoming an element unique to your project. Have a complicated frame? Our Timbercraft team loves finding new approaches and working outside the box.

Traditional housed mortise and tenon joinery is our passion and we’re often enhancing the frame with custom finishes. The design and engineering process will result in a set of timber frame shop drawings, and it's these that our craftsmen will work from as they manufacture your custom timber frame.

Concept & Design

The first step in the process is establishing the design and layout you want. You can choose one of our popular existing designs, modify a completed plan to suit your needs, or work with us to conceptualize the ideal timber frame of your dreams. The first draft can be as simple as a sketch to as detailed as a set of plans from an architect. At any step of your planning and design, we can help finalize your timber frame dream!

When working with our team, the earlier in the process you work with us, the more efficient your final design will be. Our experience with timber frames spans decades, giving us insight as to how to best utilize your budget, minimizing costs through effective design and engineering processess.

3D Model Presentation

Every Timbercraft project is designed in AutoCAD 2D and 3D to give our clients the ability to see their timber frame before even firing up a single saw! You’ll be able to view your design from any angle to fully appreciate the look and feel before committing to the procurement and manufacturing stage.

You can use these drafts, drawings and models to choose the right walls, siding and more for your final design. We understand that your final design will be a home or business to you and your family for years to come, and this process makes it easy to get precisely the timber frame you’ve always imagined.

Manufacturing & Pre-fit

Once your design is finalized and approved by you, we'll get you into our production schedule. During the Manufacturing process your frame will be given joinery by one of our CNC programming specialists, cut on our K1 Hundeggers, pre-fit front to back & left to right, finished with your desired stain color and finish details, then bundled and shipped to your sight. While we are taking care of your frame all in house we will be in constant contact with you and your builder to ensure site prep and readiness is aligned to both your and our schedules.

Getting it Right! As a contractor I understand how some may think design & engineering is a small part, but in this field it is critical! Timbercraft has exceeded my expectations project after project in this area. They build the best timber frame and will always be my heavy timber contractor.

Jeff JTO Construction, Allen Park, MI

Timbercraft took a stock plan and customized it to fit our needs and did a wonderful job. From design to fabrication to installation, Timbercraft was there for us. We absolutely love our timber frame home and enjoy coming back to the wonderful aroma of the wood. We are happy to have selected Bob and his team at Timbercraft for our dream home.

Ron & Svetlana Boyne City, MI

From the day we moved into our first Timbercraft home in 1996 we dreamt of building a second timber frame at our vacation property. The Timbercraft team has been extremely creative in the design process, flexible with our building timetable, and very communicative as we make our 2nd timber frame dream home a reality. Their professionalism is second to none. We strongly recommend Bob and his crew to design and build your dream home.

Brad and Becky Higgins Lake, MI

As a nationwide commercial contractor it is imperative that our vendors can meet tight deadlines and still produce the finest quality product. Timbercraft quality is second to no one. They have 2 CNC milling machines making them the fastest timber frame manufacturer and who we trust for our projects.

Bob Brinkmann Brinkmann Constructors, St. Louis, MO.