In 2005, my business partner and I horse logged a timber frame from old growth Southern Yellow Pine from land conservancy lands in Chapel Hill, NC. It was intended to be the model post and beam home in an eight home community we were going to build. That community did not get built owing to new water quality and retention guidelines that made our site too expensive to build. These were beautiful old trees we cut the beams from.
The frame was made for plans we were going to purchase from Goshen Timber Frames. The model was the Blackberry Cove. These plans are still available from Goshen for $700. You can check their plans out at:
They sell their Blackberry Cove frame for $24,000 and it is made from white pine not SYP - a less sturdy species.
The Blackberry Cove model is often used by their customers as a great room in homes that are built using traditional stick frame construction methods. It is a very simple and straightforward design.
I am asking $14,000 for the frame. That is a savings of $10,000 and the product is both superior and sustainably harvested. It has been kept stored perfectly dry. It still needs to be planed and sanded and it needs the joinery. These are just the rough cut timbers. The frame is in Snow Camp, NC. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Thanks.