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Douglas Fir Custom Timber Frame Home – St. Cloud, MN

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 [...]

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A Brief Look Back at 2016

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 [...]

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Douglas Fir Timber Frame on the Upper Peninsula

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 [...]

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North Star Camp Lodge – Brainerd, MN

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 [...]

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Eastern White Pine Lake Home – Northwest Minnesota

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 [...]

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Minnesota Lake Home (EWP) – Finished Product

We have featured many raisings and projects in progress on the blog, but not many pictures of finished homes. Part of that is a function of our role in the construction process. We raise the timbers, install the tongue and groove ceilings, arrange for the Enercept panels to be installed, and then don't get to [...]

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North Dakota Timber Addition

The Blue Ox Timber Frames crew recently traveled to North Dakota to raise a timber frame addition onto an existing house. Much like our recent EWP cabin in Minnesota, the homeowners wanted to utilize timbers in smaller space, so the timbers are primarily located in the roof/ceiling and supported by structural insulated panels from Enercept. [...]

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Douglas Fir Timber Frame Raising in Wisconsin

The Blue Ox Timber Frames crew has been very busy this summer, both in the shop and on the road. Recently, the Blue Ox crew traveled to Danbury, Wisconsin, to raise a Douglas Fir timber frame cabin. This cabin has many small touches that give it a lot of character. Douglas Fir timbers ready for [...]

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