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Post and Beam Home Article Describes Timber Frame Construction
"There's been a real renaissance in timber frame construction in the last five or 10 years," says Larry Kruse, co-owner of North Woods Joinery* in Jeffersonville.
"People like them," says Kruse
Pete Kochalka, left and Larry Kruse
, right, flank the North Woods Joinery
and R-Tight Panels
crew outside their offices and manufacturing facility at the junction of routes 15 and 108 in Jeffersonville.
The Log & Timber Home Authority
"Vermont is a natural place for a slate exterior because of all of our quarries," says Larry Kruse, vice president of North Woods Joinery in Jeffersonville, Vermont."But in California, you would have to truck the material half-way across the country, which increases the cost."
Another consideration is whether you can find the local expertise required to form those materials into an attractive facade."You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who can work with stucco here in Vermont, simply because people don't use it," Larry
Timber Home Living August 2006 | Article that featured North Woods Joinery
Larry Kruse, co-owner of North Woods, which has
Vermont Governor Howard Dean and other state dignitaries were on hand recently to help Larry Kruse and Pete Kochala, owners of North Woods Joinery and R-Tight Panel (Burlington, VT), celebrate the official opening of their new joint 20,000-sq.ft. production facility.
..."Our new facility takes us to a higher level in our ability to provide our customers with quality service," says Larry Kruse, co-owner of North Woods Joinery.
"It will enable us to keep pace with the increased consumer demand for our homes."Kruse
also says that Phase II of their facility development is slated for completion in the summer of 2002. North Woods Joinery
, in the sixth year of operation, has crafted hundreds of timber frame homes for delighted customers in 31 states and Canada.For a first-hand homeowners' account of the construction of a North Woods home and a gallery of North Woods' craftsmanship, visit http://www.nwjoinery.com/.
joinery opening.jpg (6724 bytes)(From left) Larry Kruse