A beetle is the oversized mallet used to “nudge” a timber frame joint together during a frame raising.

Chad sends it home (click to see!)

I helped out a bit with the design of a small timber frame home recently and I stopped by the job site when the cast and crew from Vermont Natural Homes were raising and assembling the frame with the help of a crane.

timber frame in Vermont
timber frame braces

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