One of you wants a log cabin. The other likes the wood, but wants
something more practical and elegant...
Allow us to
introduce you to the beauty of Timber Frame construction! We're Northern
Lights Timber Framing, and we specialize in
custom homes and lake cabins. Make
yourself at home browsing our web site and, by all means, give us a call or
send an email if you'd like to learn more. We're located in Minneapolis, serving Minnesota, Wisconsin,
and the surrounding area. Phone: 612-216-2205.
Building Green? Don't build a "disposable" structure. Build something
that will last. Build something that's too special to tear down.
goal was to construct a building that would be structurally sound,
efficient to heat, low maintenance, and
would withstand the test of time. We wanted a building that was
very functional for our hobbies and one in which we could enjoy our
family. In short, we wanted to construct a “legacy building”. Having
no grandchildren when we began the project we named it “Great
Expectations”. We believe that we have accomplished our goal! (We
even have a granddaughter now.)
first step in the process was learning about timber frame
construction and meeting with Clark Bremer at Northern Lights Timber
Framing. We contacted several other “timber framers” but none of
them had the depth of knowledge, the “can do” attitude and the
desire to help us with our goal that we found with Clark and his
crew. It was a very easy process to turn our ideas into actual plan
drawings and get the project moving. We are exceptionally pleased
with the results.
particularly want to commend Clark and his crew on their
professionalism and teamwork. When a timber frame is being erected
it seems to draw a crowd – people are fascinated by the hands-on
construction. How well these men worked together also fascinated
them! There were no arguments, no harsh words, and no standing
around wondering what to do next. They all knew how the frame was
to be erected and they simply got it done!
David and Linda
|We'll be raising a frame in Door County, WI in August.
It's an addition for Good Eggs
Restaurant in Ephraim.|
|We raised an unusual pergola in Scandia in early June.
It was designed by Architect
It has four posts, like most pergolas, but these four are all in a
|Thanks to everyone who came to our shop to see us for
Art-A-Whirl - the annual art crawl in the
District. Our shop is in the historic
Thorp Building, the
birthplace of Art-A-Whirl, in NE Minneapolis. Here's a photo
of our shop taken in 1940:|
|We raised a frame in Scandia, MN, in August. Look for more photos
sponsored a team in the
North Shore Dragon Boat
Festival in Grand Marais, July 29-30. This was our fifth year in
the festival, and we took first place in our division! We took 5th
overall, out of 18 teams. Thanks to all our
employees, friends and families who paddled and made this a great
Here are some
|We raised a frame near Sandstone in May.|
|Our owner, Clark Bremer, led a pre-conference workshop at the Timber Framers
Guild Western Conference in Port Townsend, WA.
More details on our courses page.
The topic was 3D CAD for Timber Framers.|