This compact frame has plenty of room to accommodate seedling starts and a nice collection of heat-loving plants through Vermont’s cooler shoulder seasons. It features modified English tying joints at both ends of the building, and a small king post carrying a ridge. The central plate-tie can be easily removed to open the space up if desired. It’s framed entirely in locally-sourced white oak. White oak has rot resistant properties that make it a good choice for the pegs used in timber frames. We were able to hand-split all the pegs for this frame from timber offcuts. The client chose to raise and enclose this frame with the help of friends and family. With one of our employees present to direct the process, the group raised the frame by hand in one afternoon.