• The soul of this home reveals itself in the evening, expressing art and structure. Well-dried, antique timbers cut precisely and joined tightly allow for expansive custom glass between the beams. While decks and screened porches offer outdoor spaces.

  • New Energy Works is known for its lyrical timber frame designs featuring dynamic arcs sweeping between posts. Our craftsmen are adept at producing immensely strong curved timbers that are at the same time graceful in design. We added metal elements to this New England great room to add elegance and interest.

  • This family home is nestled near the woods surrounded by sloping fields. With natural exterior coverings, the home flows from cedar-sided family areas to the antique barn wood sided garage and ‘party barn’. Both the home design and landscape design offer the homeowners and their young children room to grow.

  • Elegance & Strength

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    This East Coast home was modeled after heavy timber mountain homes commonly found in the western US. The design style was captured by including stout cross members and large reclaimed Douglas fir timbers accented with metal strapping.

  • Always Blue Skies

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    Within this lodge-like home is a truly unique timber frame, hand-crafted from reclaimed oak timbers. Salvaged by Pioneer Millworks from the 1800’s Cameron Colliery coal factory in Pennsylvania, the timbers bring unmatched deep patina, ferrous staining, and other signs of previous life to the home. Read articles on this home in our News section.

  • Timber Pavilion

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    This timber frame pavilion in historic Seneca Falls NY takes its cue from the arch topped church windows of its Anglo-Gothic style neighbor, Trinity Church. When the snow melts, its traditional copper roof will be exposed. Sun or snow, this outdoor space offers shelter to enjoy views year-round. © Tom Watson

  • Waterfront views aren’t the only advantage of this Skaneateles, NY home's pond side setting — a high efficiency, geo-thermal system operates from within the pond. Inside, the house melds steel with timber to create a contemporary and clean aesthetic. We partnered with Holmes King Kallquist Architecture and David Lee & Company on this project.

  • Nestled into a steep bank on Keuka Lake, Vanessa & Paul's timber frame cottage is wrapped in antique barn siding, giving the impression of having occupied its piece of land for a century. The old-soul look achieved fits the neighborhood of antique barns & well lived-in homes while enjoying more modern design & layout unique to the site.

  • Live Edge Cabinetry

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    Our fine woodworking group has flipped traditional horizontal live-edge surfaces onto their side creating vertical cabinetry and door components. They have incorporated the flowing natural plank edges into a variety of design styles. Kitchens, baths, family rooms, and even stairs gain a new dynamic through this careful customization.

  • The entry porch and expansive lakeside porches of this seasonal timber frame home were crafted of Douglas fir with quad posts and double-sawn bottom chords. The interior was remodeled to include custom cabinetry from our fine woodworking division. See more on this home in our Residential Case studies.

  • Centennial Hall, the first dormitory built for SUNY ESF students in Syracuse, NY includes a timber frame observation tower and trellis. The tower was crafted using 55’ glulam posts and Douglas fir timbers. It overlooks both the SUNY ESF and Syracuse University campuses. Over 400 students will call the new dormitory “home” each semester.

  • Reclaimed Timbers

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    The owners of this summer retreat wanted a modest cottage home that looked like it had stood forever in a quiet state of bucolic grace. Crafted of timbers reclaimed from upstate NY barns, the frame celebrates original hand hewn surfaces, old mortise pockets, and peg holes.

  • Work & Play

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    The frame for this barn-inspired project was crafted from reclaimed Douglas fir timbers with a custom stain, topped with a reclaimed softwoods ceiling. The homeowner enjoys an upper level office while the lower level hosts family spaces including a game room, great room, and kitchenette.

  • Visitor's Center

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    The Frank R. Lautenberg Visitor's center overlooks Sterling Lake amidst nearly 18,000 acres in Sterling Forest, located in the Ramapo Mountains in Orange County, NY. The Center features exhibits about the local environment, as well as an auditorium for related presentations.

  • Known simply as The Lodge, this 25,000 sq. ft. conference center is said to be the largest timber frame in New York. You'll find it on the wooded campus of Welch Allyn’s headquarters in Skaneateles.

  • A Catskill Retreat

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    This kitchen was designed for big entertaining and for cozy friday nights. Our fine woodworking group hand-crafted all the cabinetry using reclaimed jarrah salvaged from old Australian wool mills, a nice contrast to the light complexion of the timber frame.

  • This modestly sized lake house offers a cozy and charming facade for those passing by on the roadside. Conversely, the home opens up and shares itself fully to the lakeside. Learn what makes this home green, by visiting our Residential Case Studies under Galleries.

  • Colorado Craft

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    New Energy Works is known for its lyrical timber frame homes featuring dynamic arcs sweeping between posts. Our craftsmen are adept at producing immensely strong curved timbers that will never check or warp and incorporate them seamlessly into graceful designs, like this one that elegantly frames a collection of Colorado mountain tops.

  • Perched on the highest point in Kansas, this home is a commanding structure, not just in size, but in the artistry of design and materials. We're responsible for the timber frame, our fine woodworkers crafted its many stairs, and Exline Design takes credit for the rest.

  • This timber frame plays double duty with garage bays below and a studio retreat above. Curved bottom chord trusses accentuate the open space and mimic the lines of the gambrel roof. To see more timber frame trusses, view our timber frame trusses gallery.

  • South Dakota Living

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    Carmen and Russ' hybrid home has a Douglas fir core for their living room, dining room, and kitchen. This was a fun project and we have to thank them for their nice note: "Thanks to NEW and Drake for all of their attention to detail on the timber frame, and then some, with our new home. Thank you so much for helping make this house a Home!"

  • Reclaimed Timber Addition

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    Blending a new addition to an existing barn was achieved with reclaimed timbers sourced from dilapidated agricultural structures. The original hand hewn surfaces were carefully maintained and celebrated giving the new space a centuries-old feel.

  • LEED-H Gold Home

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    Dave and Jean's mountain home, situated on a conservation easement in Balsam Mountain Preserve, a private community in the Smoky Mountains, is one of the first homes in North Carolina to achieve LEED-H Gold status from the US Green Building Council. Crafted of reclaimed Heart Pine, the timbers that once supported a factory now shelter a family.

  • Our West Coast crew raised the frame for this family retreat on a 200 acre working farm in Wisconsin. The home reflects the surrounding agrarian style, but has a modern, open floor plan with expansive views created using a mixture of timber and steel. Photo: Werner Straube Photography

  • This land on Cayuga Lake had been in George & Priscilla's family for generations, so the cottage that was to grace its shaded acres had to be more than just a little bit special. The entire timber frame structure of the home is reclaimed heart pine and includes a functional lighthouse in celebration of the family's nautical past.

  • This project is the result of nearly 30 years in custom timber work and environmentally sensitive construction. Reclaimed, natural materials, energy efficiency, recent technologies, and craft intensive application have earned this home many awards including 2011 New Home of the Year from Fine Homebuilding and Designing and Building with FSC 2010.

 
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