As soon as the March snow disappears, timber frame restoration will begin at Chamberlin Mill. Work on sills, posts, and other timber frame elements will proceed through the spring and summer months, to be finished in time to allow the structure to be re-roofed before snow flies again.
Historic Preservation Associates of Wales, Massachusetts will undertake the timber frame repairs. Peter Hamm, its principal, is a Woodstock native and is happy to be returning to his hometown for this project. Currently at work on the Emily Dickinson House in Amherst, Mass., Hamm has earned the respect of preservationists for projects throughout southern New England.
Hull delivering the lumber used for the timber frame restoration.
Locally harvested native white oak will be used for the timber frame restoration. This naturally durable hardwood has been provided at a discount by Pomfret's Hull Forest Products in a spirt of sisterhood for the old sawmill.
Donations from Friends of Chamberlin Mill as well as generous grants from Summer Hill Foundation make this work possible. Thanks to all, including Hometown Bank, our newest business donor!