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Timberframe

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This 7,200 sq. ft. timber frame home was designed by Architect Dave Straus and Straus & Seibert AIA Architects.

Much of the timber was reclaimed from an old mill in Burns Oregon. The limited lengths of the timbers drove the offset-rafter design in the family room. This yielded a more appealing look for less cost.

The additional needed timbers were also reclaimed from the beach in Astoria, Oregon, after a large storm breached the hull of a freighter that sunk off the coast in 1912. These timbers floated to the surface and ultimately found their way into this home.

For the exterior pillars and walls, all 28 tons of stone was painstakingly handpicked by the owner and masoned in the high sierras.

The front door is 5 feet wide, 8 feet tall, weighs 425 pounds and is made of yellow pine. It has an "off-center pivot" that allows the door to swing effortlessly.

This door was designed and built in our cabinet and millwork shop.

Although much of the timber work was traditional in method, the structural specifications required some mechanical fasteners like steel plates, pins, all thread and bed bolts. All of this was cleverly concealed. Bostwick Construction worked closely with Swiftsure Timberworks to overcome these structural issues while maintaining an authentic look.

The flooring is yellow heart pine that was reclaimed from an old sugar mill that was built in the 1880's.

The octagon ceiling in the study is not just for looks, it is a structural support for the ridge of the adjacent dining room.

The timber cloud over the kitchen provides a perch for lighting while helping define the kitchen space from the family room.

Solid America cherry wood cabinets blend nicely with the pine floors and vertical grain fir trim. All the wood was finished with oil. In order to leave the natural beauty of the wood unaltered, stains were not used. The walls are an old world Venetian plaster which creates a subtle backdrop, letting the wood take center stage.

549 Parsons Drive • Medford, Oregon 97501-3769 • (541) 779-3566

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