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.


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Trees as Structural Posts with Natural Form   "Treeposts"
Frederick County, Maryland
Trees as Structural Posts with Natural Form

These structural posts were hand hewn to preserve the natural form of the tree from which they were formed.  

Hand Hewn Logs for Log Cabin   Hand Hewn Log Cabin
Montgomery County, Maryland
Hand Hewn Logs for Log Cabin

Hand hewn, hand fitted timbers for a log cabin, assembled on site, inside corner. Note marks in finish.  

Hand Hewn Timber Frame from Salvaged Wood   Hand Hewn Timber Frame
Frederick County, Maryland
Hand Hewn Timber Frame from Salvaged Wood

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 Installed in the Recreation Area of a School   Tree Posts In A School
Myersville, Maryland
Tree Posts Installed in the Recreation Area of a School

Tree Posts Add a Whimsical Feel to Children's Recreation Area