The Art of Timer Frame Construction
Moon Town Crossing is a traditional Mortise and Tennon timber framed structure that was built by Ozark Timber Frame LLC. from the Amish community in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. The shop has no power and is ran totally by horse power, literally. Ozark Timber has been in business for over 25 years and has some stunning projects from barns and homes to bridges and large specialty projects.
So what is timber framing? Timber framing is a simple but elegant building system consisting of large wooden posts and beams that fit together with traditional interlocking mortise and tenon joinery and are secured with wooden pegs rather than nails. The pegs act as a locking mechanism with the joints of the timbers, so that when the frame is assembled on-site, the only element holding the entire structure together is wood. Once the structure is assembled, the walls are completed by in-filling between the wooden structural members with natural building materials such as straw, cob, cordwood or planed wood, or by wrapping the structure with insulation and siding, which creates a tight building envelope.