The History of Bensonwood!
Ever heard of Bensonwood? You should have, because they are the heart and soul, the brains of timber frames and structures.
A house isn’t just about the way it looks or its size, the most important part of any house is the structure holding everything together.
But before we can learn more about the structures, we need to learn the history of the makers behind the structures, because let’s face it without`em there wouldn’t be a house.
Bensonwood’s history begins with the history of building in New England. The durable, honestly crafted buildings framed in heavy timbers, and held together by mortise-and-tenon joinery, were the dominant form of construction in America until the late 1800s.
In 1974, Tedd Benson observed these remarkable structures and reasoned that the ancient craft of timber framing could be made viable again with modern tools and would yield great benefits in durability and beauty in contemporary homes.
Tedd began by studying old barns and houses before building his first few timber frames, recreating the joinery he found in those historic spaces. Along the way, his work attracted dedicated woodworkers into the hill country of south-western New Hampshire and Benson Woodworking Company was formed.
Today, Bensonwood has more than 80 people working toward one common goal: to create better homes and commercial structures for a more rewarding living experience and a sustainable future.
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Now look at these different projects, made by them, and tell us what you think on our Facebook page
1. Hilltop House
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