We last saw this Douglas Fir timber frame lake cabin when it was raised in January. If you recall, the cabin is designed to wrap around an old growth oak tree while affording a panoramic view of the lake. This is the lakeside view of the cabin. The other side of the cabin, which wrapped around [...]
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The BOTF shop is busy working on one of the largest timber frame structures we have had the opportunity to cut. While that is happening, we thought it would be a good opportunity to check in on some projects that we raised earlier this year. Generally, once we raise the timber frame, the general [...]
Blue Ox Timber Frames recently did our first raising of 2017. This Douglas Fir timber frame cabin went up last week not too far from the BOTF shop. This custom home is replacing a cabin that was removed in the fall. Once the cabin was removed, the foundation for the timber frame was laid [...]
Blue Ox Timber Frames will be at two home shows this weekend (Feb 10-12)! Chris will be at the Minneapolis Lake Home and Cabin Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Friday - Sunday. You can find him at Booth #358. Ben will be at the Log & Timber Home Show in Kansas City, which takes place [...]
Blue Ox Timber Frames is currently hard at work with Rodel Construction on a new event center in Alexandria called Gathered Oaks. This is a sister property to Rustic Oaks, located in Moorehead, MN. Gathered Oaks consists of a remodeled and refurbished 100 year old barn and a new timber frame addition. The original [...]
Blue Ox Timber Frames recently raised a Douglas Fir timber frame home near St. Cloud, MN. This is a custom frame our designers had fun with, both on the interior and exterior. Fitting a large Douglas Fir king post truss in the shop. Douglas Fir king post trusses waiting to go [...]
Happy New Year from Blue Ox Timber Frames! We started and ended 2016 with projects within an hour of our shop. In between, we traveled all over the upper Midwest to raise timber frame homes, cabins, entries, and additions. From timber frame cabins on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and throughout Minnesota, to convenience stores in North [...]
We are now in the chill of winter, which can be challenging for any construction-based business. Blue Ox Timber Frames recently had the opportunity to race Mother Nature on a project located on the very northern tip of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. If you are unfamiliar with the Upper Peninsula, it is the northern [...]
Last year we worked on the main lodge for North Star Camp, a youth camp located near Brainerd, MN. Blue Ox Timber Frames did the timber work and Hy-Tec Construction did the finish work. The interior and exterior timbers are Eastern White Pine. The shed roof sections of the entry mirror those of the main [...]
This timber frame home was built not long ago on a lake in northwest Minnesota. The homeowner selected Eastern White Pine (EWP) for all of the timbers. Note the slight upward curve of the timbers in the dormers and in the peak of the porch. Like with most of the completed homes we feature, I don't [...]