The Basketmaker’s Dutch Barn

A professional basketmaker approached us to build a studio space for hosting workshops.  We picked individual black cherry, white ash, and white pine trees from their property to use as the timber frame.  The timbers were each uniquely sawn to display the natural edge of the tree in the finished frame.  The frame is a Dutch-style barn, with large wedged through tenons securing the anchorbeams.  We closed in the frame with a combination of modern SIPs and rustic pine boards.  You can see her work at  Design by Uncarved Block.