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Beauty, Rhythm and Order

Exposed rafters and rafter tails were common elements in early farmhouses. Rafter tails were true continuous extensions of a building’s rafters and existed for reasons of efficiency and economy during construction. Simple plumb-cut rafter tails created an overhang with no extra effort or material. When notched, they allowed gutters to be placed directly within the … Continued

Riverside Views

I fell in love with the tall narrow windows of my Little White House shop on Glover in Fort Langley and knew that someday several tall white-mullioned beauties would adorn my own modern farmhouse. Farmhouse architecture began in the fields of Scandinavia and Germany, then in the 1700s, made its way to rural farm lands in … Continued