Press Article List

Simply Elegant Country Home
Wed, 08/02/2017

This home, known as the Langfitt Residence, was built by OakBridge Timber Framing. It rests near Fredericktown, Ohio, and can be found in the middle of a hayfield. This location, the view and the serenity of this home are some of the homeowner’s favorite things.

Haven in a Hayfield
Mon, 05/01/2017

The scene from Beau and Martha Langfitt's front porch is like something from a novel. Fields of green sway in the breeze, stretching as far as the eye can see. Livestock wander in and out of view under endless blue skies. In the center of this idyllic setting is a modest house that appears every bit at ease in its surroundings as the deer that leisurely wander its grounds.

Log Cabin Homes
Living Large in Crested Butte
Fri, 01/01/2016

An Ohio family was so pleased with their timber frame home that they opted to build a second one in Colorado as a vacation getaway.

Country Getaway
Wed, 12/11/2013

This Ohio couple built their escape on a hill high above nearby Columbus. They credit OakBridge Timber Framing for creating their own country haven.

The Softwood Forest Products Buyer
OakBridge Timber Framing – Building Homes That Reflect Values
Thu, 04/04/2013

Howard, Ohio – OakBridge Timber Framing Ltd., based here, pre-cuts and installs timber frame homes. Established in 1986 by Johnny Miller and Levi Hochstetler, the company is comprised of three generations of an Amish family.

Johnny Miller – Owner of OakBridge Timber Framing
Mon, 12/17/2012

Johnny Miller, the owner of OakBridge Timber Framing, has been timber framing since his late teens. He grew up in an Amish community, where the pace of life was slow and the main occupation was farming.

How An Amish Business Competes In The 21st Century
Wed, 03/28/2012

It's easy to romanticize Amish entrepreneurs, imagining them running a business by candlelight. Actually, many Amish businesses do have power -- they just generally find some form of alternate energy to power their store's lights or credit card processing machine, like wind turbines or solar energy panels. Some even have websites.

Business with National Scope
Tue, 05/17/2011

Tucked on a township road so remote it is hardly noticed is a company with a national scope. Oakbridge Timber Framing Ltd. produces handcrafted oak framing materials as a primary subcontractor for home builders.

A shady retreat: Front porch enjoys new popularity
Fri, 04/29/2011

Even off-site-built (sometimes called precut) houses feature front porches as prominent features in their designs. Companies including OakBridge Timber Framing and Estemerwalt Log Homes cater to the second-home market, where the front porch spells "time to relax."

Timber Homes Illustrated
Long Way Home - Goodman
Tue, 01/15/2008

When Chris and Linda Goodman finally decided to build a timber frame home, they received a recommendation for a timber framer, scribbled on scrap paper. Linda tacked the name and number up on her bulletin board at work. “I knew that some day this small piece of paper could actually represent our house,” Linda remembers.

Timber Homes Illustrated
Farm Fresh - Amstutz
Sun, 01/01/2006

“Infused with the farm!” That’s how artist Sue Amstutz describes the concept she and her husband, Jim, brought to their drawing board when they designed their Ashland, Ohio, home.

The Cottonwood Journel
Cornville Home Gets Amish Touch
Thu, 05/05/2005

When Charles Keeling decided to build a new home on a west-facing hill above Cornville, he wanted his home to last for a long time, as well as be a beautiful, solidly-built place to live. He decided to use an alternative form of home building – solid oak timber framing – built by people with a long standing tradition of erecting buildings using oak frames.

Luxury Log Homes & Timber Frame
Living in Harmony with Nature
Wed, 09/01/2004

GRACE LEMASTERS has been busy planting seedlings in the greenhouse all morning. Like her husband, Jim Lockey, who is still out on the couple’s tree farm, you can usually find her puttering here or outside in their perennial gardens situated on 133 rolling Ohio acres.

Timber Homes Illustrated
Woodland Gem
Sat, 02/01/2003

When Greg and Beth Bookwalter were considering a new home, they immediately thought of Greg’s office. It was enveloped in timber framing. The entire building, in fact, was distinguished by an intricate maze of wooden posts and beams. It made going to work a pleasant experience for Greg each day.

Timber Homes Illustrated
New Tradition
Sat, 02/01/2003

The Pagosa Springs region of southwestern Colorado is home to the largest and hottest geothermal mineral springs in the country. With the springs bubbling up from far below the surface, and mountain peaks rising thousands of feet above it, the area draws attention.