Appalachian Log and Timber Homes combines this ancient building style with modern American technology, and an ecological sensibility using the latest structural insulated panels (SIPs) to save energy costs.
We use old fashioned “braced frames” that incorporate the ancient and sturdy mortise and tenon joinery held together with wooden pegs. If you opt for more intricate designs in order to fit stringent local code requirements, the frames may require engineered connectors in some joints. These connectors are hidden in the timber and not attached to the timber surface.
- The timber frame structural shell
- Paneloc (16” OC studs) Insulated Wall enclosure system or SIP wall panels.
- Roof insulation panel or SIP structural panels
- 2×6 T&G second floor decking and roof decking
- Jeld-Wen Exterior Windows and Doors
With the technology we have today, we go even further in creating precision crafted joinery that is solid, stable, and of lasting beauty. Timber frame is all wood-on-wood connections using mortise and tenon joinery that fits snuggly together and is held in place with wood pegs rather than nails, screws, or metalwork. These connections are not only strong, but also elegant. You get the very best of structural soundness along with astounding aesthetic beauty.