There are carpenters and there are carpenters. There are wood workers and there are woodworkers.

After that, somewhere out on the event horizon of what we do, there are timber framers.

If your truck rack has "knees,” you’re in a different class.
If your truck rack has "knees,” you’re in a different class.
Cantilevered over the crew cab? No problem.
Cantilevered over the crew cab? No problem.

The man widely credited with reviving the ancient art in modern America and also awesome guy and rider of bikes, Tedd Benson, once described the art and science of timber framing to me as “big furniture.” He told me that, even after 1,000 years—read it again: 1,000 years—it’s not entirely understood how Westminster Abbey is framed.
Take one look at Jordan Finch’s work, and you’ll see that timber framing is the evolution of the species. I can close a miter on paint-grade crown OK, but he can close a miter on a tree.

Guessing he didn’t use a jigsaw to make those notches.
Guessing he didn’t use a jigsaw to make those notches.

(Need to whack through heavy timber with a giant circ saw? Here’s one.)

So when a timber framer needs a truck rack, he doesn’t buy it. He makes the best one on planet earth. #awesome.

Passing the test of time.
Passing the test of time.

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