In 1984, Hearthstone began crafting Timber Frame homes from boxed heart of white oak. Our timberwrights, having garnered years of experience in the art of log building, found timberframing to be a natural extension of their skills.  Timberframing, an ancient method of construction which is distinguished by its massive posts and beams interlocked with mortise & tenon joinery, can be designed to complement any building style.

White Oak Timber Frame in Chester Springs, PA
Mortise and Tenon Joinery - The Traditional Timber Frame!

Timber Frames can be cut in the wood of your choice.  The frame is planed with chamfered edges and then left exposed on the interior of the home - creating a breathtaking effect of open spaces and craftsmanship rarely seen in this century.  The exterior of the frame is covered with a highly energy-efficient blanket of foam core panels.  The result is a home of unmatched beauty, value, energy efficiency, and design flexibility.  Frames cut from Eastern White Pine, Douglas Fir, or Cypress can be WeatherAged For a truly rustic look and feel, we can hand-hew a softwood frame and then WeatherAge it. See the Curry Hybrid home for a good look at this beautiful combination of textures.

View article on Insulated Foam Core Panels.

View Some of Our Beautiful Timber Frame Residential Photos
We also design, engineer, build, and deliver TimberFrame Truss Roof Systems for convential structures!
Below are some of our commercial endeavors.

Shark's Tooth Golf Clubhouse at Wild Heron
Panama City, FL
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Greystone Legacy II Golf Club
Birmingham, AL
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Cullasaja Clubhouse
Highlands, NC
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Land Rover Dealership
Birmingham, AL
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Commercial White Oak Timber Frame
Hokkaido, Japan
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Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation
Greensboro, GA
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Hampton Island - Sea Plane Hangar
Savannah, GA
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Bay Creek Resort & Golf Club
Cape Charles, VA
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12,670 s/f Timber Frame Located on an 80-acre mountain top parcel near Upperville, VA, the Easley project involves the construction of a 12,670 S/F Timber Frame private residence.  Follow this link to view progress:



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Crane lifting truss system.
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Getting ready to set system.
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Completion of setting trusses.
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Front View
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Gunstock Brace
The above photos represent a custom Eastern White Pine pavilion at a hunting preserve in South Georgia.  All timbers have been hand-hewn and all braces are Gunstock braces.  Click on photos above to enlarge.  All pavilions can be cut from the wood of your choice with a variety of textures such as hand-hewn, planed smooth, WeatherAged, and all timbers can be vacuum-kiln dried with our patented HeartDried® process.  Call for a quote.
Truss System Capabilities
  • Oak

  • Eastern White Pine, Cypress, Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, .........................................and all other species are available.

Simple Scissor Truss

  • King Post Trusses or Bents

  • Queen Post Trusses or Bents

  • Scissor Trusses or Bents

  • Hammer Beam Trusses or Bents

  • Custom-designed Trusses (any design)

  • Single or double bottom chord

Hammer Beam Bent

  • Planed smooth

  • Planed smooth w/chamfered edges

  • Hand hewn

  • WeatherAged Finish

  • Hand hewn & WeatherAged

King Post Truss with twin bottom chords


John Ricketson
Project Manager
120 Carriage Drive, Macon, GA  31210
(877) 662-6135 Toll Free
(478) 474-9370 or FAX (478) 477-6535


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