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We are always trying to keep our clients up-to-date with interesting things about custom timberframe homes, as well as Log & Timber Home Shows in Canada and the United States.

2016 Q3 Duct Tape Award Winner


The Q3 CTF Duct Tape Award

Is Presented to…..

Kimberly Pawley


For the outstanding accomplishment of:

Taking on many responsibilities outside of your job description (Dust mitigation etc) with a smile and bringing a thorough & quality approach. For looking for ways to add value & going the extra mile to help make stakeholders work lives easier!    

Thank You Kimberly!!

New Schacher Trail in Golden BC opens the Singletrack 6 Trans Canada Rockies Mountain Bike Golden Stage


Canadian Timberframes is proud to be one of the primary sponsors of the Schacher Trail in Golden BC. This single track trail will take 3 years to fully complete. And phase 2 (a total of 4.5 km of trail) was completed in time for the Singletrack 6 trans Canada Rockies Stage Race today.



We had a ribbon cutting ceremony to 'officially' open the trail as the competitors of this world class event rode the new trail. 



There will be one additional phase adding 8 more km of trial, taking the trail to the top of Mount 7 where a Gazebo will proudly sit as a memorial to Sean Schacher, whom the trail was named after. This trail will provide single track bike access to the top of Mount 7, where previously the only option was an old logging road. So now enthusiasts can ride up to the monumental down hill ride of Mount 7.


This trail is hugely significant for our company since Sean Schacher was a long term employee of ours….this project is really important to our company & all of our employees who have worked with Sean for years (and his Father Rick, who still works for us). It means a lot to everyone, the constant pride within our organization around the building of the trail & his tribute.

“ We at Canadian Timberframes are very proud to sponsor this project, not only because what it offers our community & visitors but for the Legacy of Sean Schacher. Sean was a valued employee of ours and we think this trail is a very fitting tribute to Sean & his family." Says Stephanie Bowes, Executive Director at Canadian Timberframes.


We at Canadian Timberframes & all of our employees are thrilled to see the continuous effort on this trail for Sean & the amazing access it opens up to mountain biking community! 

New Sunshine Coast Cottage


This warm & comfortable cottage designed by Walter R. Powell, Architect, at Sunshine Coast Home Design is a spectacular representation of recreational living. The interior palette of bright ‘sea glass’ colours brings the ocean setting inside and lights up the interior space.


Enjoy perusing through the images, let the design & location inspire you.


If this design speaks to you, we encourage you to jump on Sunshine Coast Home Design’s website to go through their entire gallery of homes. Or you can follow Walter Powell on Houzz @ houzz.com/pro/walterpowell/__public or on twitter @ twitter.com/walterrpowell.


We would also like to thank Linda Sabiston of First Impression Photography for the use of the incredible images.

Our Q 1, 2016 Company Duct Tape award goes to....


Thanks Doris for picking up the slack & taking on the extra work load the past Quarter!

Your efforts & dedication are greatly appreciated!!

The Management Team :)




We would like to welcome David Gagné to the team as our new Quebec Regional Sales Representative


We are thrilled to welcome David to our team & are excited about his extensive knowledge of the Quebec Market where he lived for most of his life, up until the last 7 years. David, obviously bilingual, lets us expand into a market where we could not previously service appropriately because of the language barrier but, can now approach with confidence. David will focus on the Laurentians, Eastern Townships, Outaouais, Lanaudière, Charlevoix to name a few but happy to help anyone out who is interested in more information about timber frame construction & design.


David brings with him a long history in the building construction industry with over 10 years of combined stick frame, timber & log building experience. He also has extensive background in the ski industry with over 7 years of soft & hard good sales and, was with the Canadian Snowboard Cross Team for 4 years leading up to the Sochi Olympics. David is thrilled to be working with Canadian Timberframes where he can put many of his passions to work. He loves to get to know clients stories, what drives their dreams and loves helping shape them into a new reality; a custom timber frame home, chalet or cottage.


Please join us in welcoming David to the team.

Fell free to reach out to David at dgagne@canadiantimberframes.com


The Canadian Timberframes Team

Canadian Timberframes would like to welcome Chris Koehn as our new Pacific North West Regional Sales Manager


Canadian Timberframes would like to welcome Chris Koehn to the team. We are excited to have him join our sales team in the capacity of Pacific North West Regional Sales Manager.  Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within the custom home industry to his regional market. We are thrilled to have this caliber of talent join our team.


“Chris was bitten by the timber framing bug while doing undergraduate work in Europe. “There’s something about spending time in and among ancient timber frame structures- homes, churches, and barns that were built by craftsmen hundreds of years ago- that struck a deep cord in me.” After completing his degree, Chris took an opportunity to pursue timber framing as a career and hasn’t looked back. “Since the 1980’s I’ve been a timber framer, foreman, sales person, designer, instructor, and general contractor. The consistent theme has always been timber framing. It’s my passion."


Managing sales in the Pacific Northwest, Chris parlays all of these experiences to the benefit of those he works with, bringing an intimate knowledge of the timber frame building process. ”My main goals are to do my utmost to see that my clients receive good value and that they have a fantastic building experience.”


When he’s not working, Chris can usually be found cruising in his sailboat with his family in BC's Gulf Islands. He and his sons also race sailboats; the family also enjoys skiing and hiking on beautiful Vancouver Island, where they live.”


Chris can be reached at ckoehn@canadiantimberframes.com or through him mobile at (250) 732-6991.


Please join us in welcoming Chris!


Our Q 3 Company Duct Tape Award goes to......


Thanks Judy for taking personal pride & ensuring top notch quality control on the application & consistency of our staining & Finishing. Plus contributing to our company culture by suppling treats to her fellow co-workers (mostly out her own pocket)!

The Management Team :)

Parade of Homes in Summit County, Colorado

What an amazing Parade of Homes in Summit County, Colorado this past weekend. After 2 days of beautiful weather and inspiration the "Unofficial Canadian Judge" Jeff Bowes, gives first and second place to Allen Guerra Architects for their two projects in Breckenridge.


One in the Highlands subdivision, and the second seen here, is a home skillfully placed on Penn Lode Drive in Shock Hill, featuring castle architecture, heavy timber, and modern elements… an absolute show stopper! Congratulations to Suzanne and her team”


Newly Finished Timber Frame Home in Bowling Green, Kentucky


Settling into their new timber frame and enjoying the home that they had dreamed of having! Spend some time on a 'virtual' tour through this Bowling Green, Kentucky home. We have loaded great photo's of their lot, exterior & interior living spaces. Browse through the whole building process: from design, through construction and now the finished home!


This home is a great example of the many products that Canadian Timberframes has to offer.

The home is fully dialed in with:

  • A complete timber frame
  • Antique circle sawn finish
  • Pre-stained T&G throughout
  • Our R37 insulated roof build up
  • Our pre-manufactured wall systems
  • Exterior timber deck, stairs and railings
  • Pre-finished Western Red Cedar siding, trims & facia
  • Exterior windows & doors


You will be able to see many of our products throughout the finished pictures.

We Would Like to Welcome J'Anne Claridge Monteleone

Canadian Timberframes would like to welcome J'Anne Claridge Monteleone to the team. We are excited to have her join our sales team in the capacity of Alberta Regional Sales Manager.  J'Anne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within the custom home industry to her regional market. We are thrilled to have this caliber of talent join our team.




In her 30 year career in the home building industry, J’Anne has helped hundreds of clients design and build their custom homes right across Canada and the United States. She loves the synergy of the design process and her extensive design and construction experience helps her clients get exactly what they want ensuring a smooth process from start to finish.  J’Anne has a real talent in helping people envision their home and incorporating their needs and wants into a functional and beautiful design.  She is equally comfortable working with people face to face or long distance and treasures the lifelong friendships that come from working so closely with her clients.


Born and raised in British Columbia, she has always had a particular passion for timber frame homes and loves the soaring vaulted ceilings and large fir bents.  Her dream is to build a timber frame home on a piece of property that has views of mountains, water and horses running in a field.


J’Anne and her husband Barry have five children and seven grandchildren between them and love spending time with them.  They have a passion for travel and prefer to stay with the locals rather than in hotels and spend time exploring the lesser known spots away from the tourists. They enjoy hiking and like to search out and photograph beautiful vistas along the way. They have not yet mastered the art of the couple’s selfie, and have lots of awkward pictures of themselves to show for their efforts.


They have never met a Farmer’s Market that they didn’t love and go out of their way to buy local produce wherever they are.  They enjoy cooking gourmet meals together as well as tending to their extensive flower gardens.  Barry is attempting to teach J’Anne to golf which is an entertaining spectator sport in itself!


“There is tremendous satisfaction in seeing a home built from concept to reality. Walking into a home that I’ve helped designed and only “seen” on the computer screen is a thrill that never wanes.” Says J'Anne.


J'Anne can be reached at jmonteleone@canadiantimberframes.com or through her mobile at 403.616.9686.


Please join us in welcoming J'Anne!

Jeff Bowes on site with Home Owners in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Jeff Bowes, President & Partner at Canadian Timberframes was on site with the owners of this outstanding timber frame home while it was getting shot for an upcoming feature in a timber magazine.



This home is designed by Kelly & Stone Architects.  They are dedicated to providing innovative yet sensible architectural design solutions. This client fell in love with K&S designs and is pleased to have them work on their retirement home. 


The contemporary feel to the traditional rustic mountain charm uses mono trusses to give this home a more modern up-to-date feel.  The trusses used this way create a unique style to the home.  The slopes juxtaposed against the rolling smooth greens of the golf course, help make this home stand out in it's setting. 


Stay tunned for updates to this project when our new photo's come in and the editorial story is released.


New Designs in our Design Portfolio

Check out our collaboration with Blue Sky Architecture.

And our new cottage design


Our Q2 Company Duct Tape Award goes to.....

Congratulations Joachim! The award was well deserved!

The Canadian Timberframes Management Team :)

Bowling Green, Kentucky USA Project Update

With partners Kelly and Stone Architects, Olde Stone is now complete.

Enjoy the exterior photo's of this architectural timber frame beauty.

To view both construction & completed photo's go to



Barrel Racing Sponsor

Canadian Timberframes sponsored the recent 2015 Delbert Johnson Memorial Barrel Jackpot

The barrel racing took place at the Golden Rodeo Grounds.

Great event, awesome riders, lots of spectators enjoying the show.

Congratulations to all the competitors.

New interest from Louisville Kentucky, Alpharetta Georgia, Sandpoint Idaho and Palm Beach Gardens Florida,

Spring time is heating up and people are starting to plan for their dream getaway.

We are receiving lots of interest from the US, and have many projects going on throughout NA.


Recently we have had people reaching out from Louisville, Kentucky


Sandpoint, Idaho


Alpharetta, Georgia


and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


We are here to provide what ever support and information you need. Whether you are just starting out, or have designs in hand. We look forward to surpassing your service expectations.



Getting interest for timber frame getaways in Rexford New York, Manassas Virginia, Carmel Indiana & Sweard Nebraska

We are generating a lot of interest from the US, clients seeking out the premier boutique timber frame manufacturer, Canadian Timberframes to design & build their glamorous timber frame getaway.


Interest from Rexford, New York


Interest from Manassas, Virginia


Interest from Carmel, Indiana


And more interest from Sweard, Nebraska


Being the premier supplier of Timber Frame Homes across North America, we thrive on the diverse interest that comes in across the United States. Looking forward to helping you out with your dream getaway or home.

New Cottage Design, Muskoka Ontario

A modern design was a must for this family's cottage. Designed for Muskoka spring & falls, a large screened in porch was added with fireplace.


Trucks loaded with Timber for Lamont Alberta

2 B Train trucks were loaded & tarped for the ride to Lamont Alberta and the timber raising next week.

28 total lifts of materials were loaded, including the timber frame, T&G for the ceilings and our R-50 custom roof materials. There is 432 total pcs. just for the timber frame, consisting of over 12,000 board feet of pre-stained Douglas Fir timbers. Keep coming back to the website to see our updated project pictures.

Building our new Drying Shed

Just finished the raising for our new drying shed outside our manufacturing facility in Golden BC.

The massive 48' finished logs used for the shed are a common sight, seen throughout our lumber lot and down by our mill.  Big logs are what we use & work with every day. BC interior douglas fir grows like giants around here.


New Design uploaded for our Vancouver Island Project

We are constantly updating our projects as new photo's or Design drawings come to us.


We have just loaded the design drawings (Elevations, floor plans & timber frame plans) for this Vancouver Island Cottage. Read the story, peruse the construction photo's and watch this project come to life.




New Design Added for a project in Grand Prarie, Alberta

A contemporary full timber frame project in Alberta we collaborated with Kelly & Stone Architects on. View the design (elevation drawings, timber frame blow outs and floor plans) plus a few construction photo's here http://www.canadiantimberframes.com/project/peaceriverridge



New construction photos added to our Sioux Falls, South Dakota project.

New construction photos added to our Sioux Falls, South Dakota project, a 7,000 sq ft home.


The Quarterly CTF Duck Tape Award

The quarterly CTF Duck Tape Award was presented today at our town hall meeting.



The award was presented from last quarters recipient to this quarters winner:


This Duct Tape award goes to......

Klaus Stelzig, Senior Designer & Timber Frame Technician

For the outstanding achievement of:

Design and interfacing excellence!!

Congratulations Klaus!!

New images loaded to a few of our finished spectacular timber frame homes

We have updated a few of our projects recently with new interior & exterior images; kitchen shots, bathroom images, bedrooms and a few fantastic landscape images.

Check out this gorgeous timber frame ranch

This stunning contemporary timber frame home

And this rustic mountain retreat 

Enjoy the inspiration!



Canadian Timberframes Quarterly Town Hall meeting & Duct Tape Award

Part of our town hall is giving out our Quarterly Duct Tape Award. This award is usually is given to an employee who has been nominated for their outstanding work, or going above and beyond their regular roles.

This quarter the award was given to Rick Schacher, our Sawyer, presented by Pierre Lussier, VP & Partner. Pierre gives Rick  the illustrious Duct tape Award & gift certificate. Thanks Rick for your constant hard work, amazingly fast pace, your reliability & always staying until things get done!! Congratulations :)


New Design & Build in Ontario

Enjoy the new design for this alpine home that was just loaded along with the construction photo's.

The home has a lot of outdoor living with multiple decks and patios to extend their living space & ability to enjoy the spectacular vistas their new home has to offer.

Click on the link to read the story http://canadiantimberframes.com/project/hiddenridgealpinehome



Clients with an Austrian background and were looking for a design that resembled the feel and spirit of the Austrian countryside

Follow the progress on this home that is currently under construction.

View the 11 photos that walk you through from the ground breaking through to the timber frame raising.


The home at sunset!

New Design loaded for the entertainer in mind

Rustic, mountain living at its finest! This ranch-style home has been designed for the entertainer. With premium outdoor living amenities including outdoor kitchen, screened-in fireplace room, built-in fire pit and spa, you will have a hard time deciding which space you want to occupy.

This design can be easily modified to meet any of your design or lifestyle needs. We would be happy to chat with you about how we can help you make your dream a reality. Click the link to see the full design http://canadiantimberframes.com/project/bigwinranch

New Design Project in Calgary

Check out the latest design project. A retirement home, designed with a few extraordinary features. Read about the whole project here & see all the designs and floor plans added

New Projects, Just Loaded to our Website

Check out our new designs & floor plans loaded to our Projects page on our site:

A Ranch design updated in Colebrook, New Hampshire

A Chalet design updated in Fernie BC 

A Rustic Mountain home in Bowling Green, Kentucky


Load # 2 to Spruce Grove, AB for the Sprawling Peaks Project

2 more loads to go; 1/2 will be filled with doors/windows. Check out where these trucks are headed & the project that will shortly come to life. Stay tuned for more photos.

Building the foundation in Airdrie, Alberta

We are double pumping concrete in Airdrie Alberta on this 10,000 square foot home (see image below).

While the lot is getting prepped, we are working hard at hand peeling 2 40' logs and distressing and staining to match the interior timber frame finish to come later.  Theses massive hand picked logs will go vertical in the home mid Nov, and will span the 2 stories of the home.

The home owners came out to our manufacturing facility in Golden, BC to hand pick the logs that will remain hand peeled & distressed inside their home as a wonderful architectural element amongst the timber frame interior.

Custom Timber Dining Table

One home owner, whom we are currently working with, does a lot of entertaining for large groups.

He designed his living area and dining room space to fit, the only problem was they could not find a dining room table large enough to 'own' the space and seat enough for their entertaining style.  Solution, we designed and manufactured a dining room table to match their interior timber frame home. 

This custom table stands 5' wide and 15' long.  The massive timber style is suited to the interior design of this home.

Click here to view the timberframe project


We would love to provide you and your family with free tickets for the Virginia Log & Timber Home Show

If you are interested in attending the Virginia Log & Timber show, we would love to provide you & your family with free tickets, complimentary of Canadian Timberframes. Please send us an email sales@canadiantimberframes.com with your name(s) and we will leave you tickets at the front booth.

Come out to the show, enjoy the vendors and learn a bit more about our spectacular timber frame homes.

Location: The Dulles Expo Center South Hall 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, VA 20153 October 24-26, 2014 Friday 1pm-7pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 11am-4pm

Lakeport, Lake Huron, Michigan Timber Frame Ranch Home

Check out the new photo's added to our Great Lakes Legacy project. We were on location a few weeks back to check on the progress of this project - the timber frame is fully raised and the home now enclosed, working on the exterior finishes.



Fort McMurray Commercial Timber Structure Update

Check out the massive timber truss exterior on this industrial building below.  The interior carries the timber structure throughout. To see the designs of this project follow this link to the project Richardson Camp

Stay tuned for more photo's on the ongoing construction of our current jobs.


Custom Steel components sets this Chalet design apart

Klaus, Senior Designer/Timber frame Technician is looking over the custom steel order before delivery to the construction site for our Kicking Horse Chalet project

The methods of fastening the frame members can differ in custom timber frame homes usually design dictating method, where structural engineering does not play a factor. In traditional timber framing, mortice and tenon or more complex joints are usually fastened using only wooden pegs. But, the timber trusses designed for this chalet will incorporate steel joinery as seen in the picture for both structural and architectural purposes. It is amazing when braces are added to a simple post it can really dress up the whole area. Timberframe design is very flexible; depending on one’s taste or environment - there truly is a design for everyone. 

Stay tuned and follow the project; as we move through the construction phase.

Canadian Tire Store Facelift, Cochrane, Alberta

We would like to give a shout out to our Building Partner on this project Ongrowing Works

OnGrowing Works Ltd.


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