Back to top

Bensonwood

6 Blackjack Crossing
Walpole, NH 03450
603-756-3600
Company Profile: 

“With peoples’ lives as our focus, there’s no such thing as ‘good enough;’ there’s always something we can improve.”

- Tedd Benson, Founder

High Performance Timberframe Homes 
Our homes are designed and built sustainably using a whole-house approach that follows the process from design to move-in. Our ultra-precise off-site fabrication makes the entire process not only fast but as low-stress and seamless as possible for both the building professional and the homeowner. Our team enjoys working on projects of every size and collaborating with both homeowners and other designers to make vibrant, lasting, healthy buildings.
 
TIMBERFRAME REVIVAL - A New England Tradition

Bensonwood’s history began with New England’s building history. The pioneers of this region created durable, honestly-crafted buildings framed in heavy timbers, and held together by mortise-and-tenon joinery. This timber frame form of construction was dominant in buildings in America until the late 1800s. After that, new building methods, the westward expansion and the increasing need to build quickly, slowly led to the demise of the timber framing craft in this country.

In 1974, Tedd Benson became intrigued by these remarkable timber-framed houses and barns — many of which had stood for more than two centuries. Impressed with the durability and beauty of these structures, he worked to revive the ancient craft of timber framing for contemporary homes using modern tools and methods.

His passion for timber framing quickly got the attention of the region’s dedicated woodworkers, and he formed Benson Woodworking Company. Together, Tedd and his co-workers refined the forgotten craft of framing buildings with heavy timbers for modern living. The collaboration of this group led to a series of innovative ideas; many of which are still being used today at Bensonwood. And as the company has grown, the relentless drive and enthusiasm to create better building strategies have continued.

SaveSave

Video

Bensonwood Vision with Tedd Benson 2018

Connect

beam_team Touring with Dave from the @northernforestcenter to talk about the supply chain for Mass timber. ... Nov 21, 2018 5:46 AM
beam_team A massive new Tektoniks timber fabrication project with 55-foot douglas fir glulam timbers. Not a... Nov 21, 2018 5:46 AM
beam_team Our Building Systems team leader Jay Lepple presented @nyserda to discuss how panelized retrofits... Nov 21, 2018 5:46 AM
beam_team A new year-round home designed to capture views and enjoy all the beauty of the seasons in centra... Nov 21, 2018 5:46 AM
beam_team Great job @beam_team From bundles to complete shell in 7 days! We know these guys crush it, but w... Nov 21, 2018 5:46 AM
beam_team Incredible cantilevered steel stairs with douglas fir treads, welded steel railings, and stainles... Nov 21, 2018 5:46 AM
beam_team We had a blast with the hardworking crew from Ask This Old House! They are amazing! Nov 21, 2018 5:46 AM
beam_team Timberframe carport up in one day. Excellent job crew! #bensonwood #onsite #timberframe #carport Nov 21, 2018 5:46 AM
beam_team Impressive work in the timberframe shop. Check out this incredible cross-laminated timber spiral ... Nov 21, 2018 5:46 AM
beam_team Touring the production facility with the @usgbcnh chapter. We hope you come again! . . #prefab #o... Nov 21, 2018 5:46 AM