Pumpkin Ridge Post & Beam and
Log Homes is a small company nestled in the beautiful hills of
southern Ohio, the perfect backdrop for your fine custom-built
post and beam or log home. We produce fewer than six homes a
year. Our small size makes it possible for us to facilitate the
construction of your new home with the individual attention that
you deserve and expect.
Only the highest quality materials.
Although southeastern Ohio is blessed
with an abundance of pine and hardwood, a huge
difference in quality exists between our local pine and true
eastern white pine. Yet, some log home companies will
tell you that they use genuine eastern white pine when in
reality it is local wood. We know, because we live in Vinton
County, where sawmills routinely ship truckloads of local pine
to these companies. At Pumpkin Ridge Post & Beam and Log Homes,
wood for our homes comes from as far away as Oregon or Maine. We
do the research with all national suppliers to provide you with
the highest quality timbers, beams, and logs. We
have a good relationship with the companies that harvest the
best possible wood, whether it be Pine, Cedar, Douglas Fir, or
something else for your new home. We evaluate these companies
regularly for quality and price. So when you build with us, you
get only the best materials available for your money.
Tradition meets innovation.
craftsmen of Pumpkin Ridge Post & Beam and Log Homes are skilled
in the traditional techniques of Timber Framing. These are the
same techniques used in many beautiful structures that
stand as proudly and sturdily today as they have for over 100
years. Although we believe in the old-fashioned way of doing
things, we are also innovative in our building processes when
innovation is required. For example, in the home that we are
just completing, the owners did not want a lot of knee braces
showing through their windows. Therefore, we had to find another
way to keep the post and beam strong in the rack and shear area.
Research into some very old archives produced something never
seen in today's modern timber frame or post and beam homes.
These beautiful additions to the tops of the timbers are called
Corbels. These Corbels give the top of the post all the extra
width needed for the beams to rest on, and take care of the rack
and shear movement of the structure. And what a beautiful
addition to the post and beam home! At Pumpkin Ridge, we
pay strict attention to the traditional joinery and authentic
detail of the timber frame tradition, while helping you achieve
exactly what you have in mind.
craftsmen also produce custom laminated beams. Unlike other
companies, we make these laminated beams piece by piece and completely by
hand. Certain of our processes may take more time, but the end
result is a dramatically beautiful and extraordinarily strong
the owner of a custom home produced by Pumpkin Ridge Post & Beam
and Log Homes, you will truly enjoy the best of all worlds. Your
beautiful wood home will be carefully handcrafted the
traditional old-fashioned way, with untraditional innovation and
ingenuity. Welcome to Pumpkin Ridge!
See more photos of our current project.
Currently, we are building a
Post and Beam home in Northern Vinton County. The 2200-sq-ft structure is a hybrid timber
frame/stick frame construction. This "dual personality" helps to
keep the costs low, but still allows all the beauty and strength
of a post and beam design. For this project, we
prepared the timbers for the frame and assembled the roof
trusses in our workshop. We then transported timbers and trusses
to the building site for erection.
To follow the progress of this
project in Vinton County, click the links at the top of the