The Timber Frame Process
Dillon & Dillon specializes in Timber Frame design and construction.
Since 1986, Tim Dillon has designed and constructed numerous Timber Frame buildings in the greater Seldovia area, as well as in Eagle River, Homer, and a special project in La Fox, Illinois.
Aside from the project in Illinois, all timbers (posts, beams, and rafters) are milled in Seldovia from local Sitka Spruce. The timbers are then individually notched and numbered in the Dillon & Dillon shop.
Timber packages can be shipped anywhere in the state to on, or off road locations. Once on site, timbers are stood up in less than a week.
Once a structure is designed for a specific location and layout, the timber frame design is broken down into individual timbers or bents (combinations of timbers that form a cross section of the structure). Each bent is laid out, marked, and notched for a perfect fit into the timber frame puzzle.
The timbers are joined together to form 'bents' and erected on the house site. The all-wood frames are held together with oak pegs at the custom joints.