About Custom Timber Frames

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Our Story

In our third decade of crafting impressive timber frame homes, Custom Timber Frames is built on a tradition of exceptional design and memorable space creation.

Originating in Madison, WI, our design and fabrication facility is a craftsman’s dream. It is where we handcraft raw logs into custom posts, beams and rafters to be joined together as the structural backbone for residential and commercial projects nationwide.

Utilizing various wood species, we hand select each log and work methodically until every truss or post and beam system is completed. Our structural framing expertise in nearly every construction aspect bring confidence to our team members and clients including architects, builders, homeowners.

Our Team

Custom Timber Frames offers a free initial design consultation and our in-house design team can modify or create custom designs for your specific need. We also work a network of architects, builders, contractors and material suppliers that can assist you with every phase of the project should you require additional servicers.

Please contact us to further discuss how we can bring the best beauty and value to your project.


Doug Beilfuss


I have been timber framing since 1996. Passionate about the craft and love working with our clients.




18 years of timber frame design experience. Graduate of the University of Milwaukee School of Architecture.



Lead Timber Framer

12 years of timber framing experience. Degree in residential design.



Timber Framer

Hear From Our Clients

Not only did you do a wonderful job with our timber frame, you were a pleasure to work with... you went above and beyond.


It has taken Custom Timber Frames and (the general contractor's crew) only 10 working days to set the frame and fully enclose the walls, roof, and install windows. Not only was this portion of the project completed in 10 days, but it was also completed while working through adverse weather conditions in January. This is a real testimony to the skill and hard work of the craftsmen involved. Imagine what could have been done in decent weather.

Cable, Wisconsin

We love our timber frame! We hope you can hear us shouting from Aitken.

Frank and Sally

It was a pleasure working with you and your team. Your design input made the room what it is!

Wausau, Wisconsin

Doug, I returned to find an amazing porch! The timber frame porch and all other components for the house are absolutely breathtaking. You have continued to exceed our expectations.

John and Kim

Doug, it's a house of dreams. Thanks!