Hand Hewn Timbers and Tree Posts

Fitzgerald's Heavy Timber Construction, Inc. is proud to have on its staff some of the most skilled artisans producing traditional hand hewn timbers and hand finished, logs, posts and beams in the country today. These distinctive period architectural elements add credibility and beauty to any structure. Working within a long established tradition, our craftsmen are artists with a broad axe, adze, and drawknife, the same tools used by the original builders to create the historic buildings that are their legacy. Hand finishes play a major role in creating the unmistakeable look and feel of traditional work in period styles. Creative and innovative designers have found that hand made architectural elements add vitality to any structure, period or modern.


Related Projects

"Treeposts"

"Treeposts"

Frederick County
Maryland

These structural posts are formed from whole trees to give a structure very organic, natural lines. As seen in the above photo, these structural posts were hand hewn to preserve the natural form of the tree from which they were formed.

Hand Hewn Log Cabin

Hand Hewn Log Cabin

Montgomery County
Maryland

These timbers were hand hewn and hand fitted timbers for a log cabin, assembled on site. Note marks in the finish of the work. This project is located in Montgomery County, Maryland.  These logs were furnished for a brand new cabin and the finish is so skillful, that it has...

Hand Hewn Timber Frame

Hand Hewn Timber Frame

Frederick County
Maryland

Timber frame cut from salvaged and remilled timbers. Note the credible period look of the salvaged material. As seen in the above photo, view of finished project interior, assembled and sheathed. Note the look and "feel" of original historic work in this brand new timber frame.

Tree Posts In A School

Tree Posts In A School

Myersville
Maryland

In our conversion of a bank barn into a school, we replaced many of the parlor level posts under the summer beams with tree posts. As seen in the above photo, this add a wonderfully whimsical feel to the children's recreation area.