Our frames are cut from Eastern White Pine and Hemlock, and use traditional
handcrafted joinery systems, such as mortise and tenon and dovetails that
provide long lasting strength and durability. Ideally you will select
one of our existing plans and we will be able to get started on your frame
with a 10% deposit.
With the frame design chosen, we will complete a panel layout drawing,
establish a contract cost, and arrange for installation if desired. Local
contractors can easily install the roof and wall panels with the instruction
foundation and deck
From the plans provided by Willow Creek, your general contractor will
oversee the construction of the foundation and deck. These components
of the house will be identical to a conventionally framed house with the
exception of solid blocking under post locations.
Our crew will assemble the frame in less than a week ensuring that the
structure is square and true. All joinery is pegged with hardwood dowels.
A hydraulic lift or crane may be necessary for higher structures.
The frame can be “closed in” using a variety of methods but
structural insulated panels (SIPs) are cost effective and create a very
tight and energy efficient home.
The exterior of your home
The door and window openings are cut on site by your general contractor.
The roofing material and exterior siding, stucco or stone will also be
the responsibility of your general contractor.
interior of your Post and Beam home
The post and beam structure needs no additional bearing walls on the interior
and as a result, partition walls can be placed anywhere inside the home.
The post and beam structure is ideal for an open concept layout.