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A Dream Home Plan…

At Blue Ox Timber Frames, we have a number of standard home plans available on our website. Many clients start with a standard plan, but as the planning process progresses, they start to make changes. Little changes at first, perhaps tweaking an entry or changing the orientation of a room, but those little changes [...]

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West Central Minnesota Douglas Fir Timber Frame

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 [...]

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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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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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St. Croix River Valley Timber Frame Home

If you follow Blue Ox Timber Frames on Twitter and Instagram (who am I kidding, of course you do!) you have seen pictures of our most recent project. We are working on a timber frame home near the St. Croix River. The posts on the first trusses for this house are so long they extended out [...]

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