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A single version of the truth

A single version of the truth

For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I am an advocate for 3d solid modeling. Not just 3d modeling but parametric modeling. Parametric modeling allows us to make changes to the model without having to start from scratch. Click here to see a short video...

Timber Frame Redwood Pergola

Timber Frame Redwood Pergola

Our goal at Three Elements Timberworks is to provide our customers with as many solutions as possible. Here is the caveat. It has to be within our "wheelhouse". So when Humboldt Redwood approached us about building outdoor structures using their redwood timbers we...

Digital modeling and fabrication

Digital modeling and fabrication

A few weeks ago I told a colleague: "at Three Elements Timberworks we are experts in digital modeling and fabrication." He replied "what does that mean?" I thought I would try to explain it in a post and show one example of work we have done using this technique. In...

Solid-modeling is a waste of time?

Solid-modeling is a waste of time?

We spend a lot of time building computer models. I would be lying if every once in  a while I don't question whether or not we are wasting time with all of the modeling and details. Then a situation comes up where I realize how powerful our modeling is. One example is...

Lamboo Technologies

Lamboo Technologies

What, you can build a timber frame with posts and beams made from bamboo? Several years ago I started to notice that every once in a while I would walk into an architect’s office and tell them I was a timber framer and they would tell me that they only build “modern”...

The first law of thermodynamics

The first law of thermodynamics

For those of you that have been following us at Three Elements Timberworks, you may recall that we donated a timber frame pavilion in 2012 to the the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC).   We didn’t do it alone -- not by a long shot. We had a long list of people...

Solving our customers’ problems

Solving our customers’ problems

Three Elements Timberworks was started in 1999 as a timber frame company, and although our bread and butter is still timber frames and timber trusses, we have found over the years that our real product is providing solutions. For example, when I first started the...

Jackson Design Build

Jackson Design Build

This is a project we did with Jackson Design Build. This was our first project working together and I really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to more projects in the future. Most of our work is typically in the mountain resort towns. This one was in the front range....

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