About Us

Tree House Timberworks specializes in traditional timber framing techniques and joinery. Our team works one-on-one with clients to design unique structures that capture the beauty and exceptional strength that a timber frame structure provides. The longevity and sustainability of buildings is of utmost importance, so creating buildings and structures to last for generations is a company priority.

We’ve mastered Mortise and Tenon Construction, which act as the joints of the structure and mean that no screws, nails or other fasteners are needed. These joints are secured with hardwood dowels to preserve the fit and ensure a beautiful, sustainable structure.

Owned and operated by carpenter Mike Adams, who, after working over 10 years in commercial construction, transitioned to a more natural building style, focused on using wood materials and hand tools.

Mike works one-on-one with clients to create unique designs, from rustic and natural, to modern and dramatic.

We work with a small team of dedicated & skilled builders to restore & create beautiful & functional spaces.

Our shop is located in Peterborough, Ontario, in the heart of cottage country. Whereas much of our work is completed close to home, we do travel throughout Southern Ontario as requested.

We’re a small business with big ideas. We regularly partner with local businesses and organizations to support their building and education efforts.

We love connecting with those that share our passion and are proud members of the Timber Framers Guild and Ontario Barn Preservation.

Lastly, safety is of paramount importance to us; we’re fully insured and covered by WSIB.

What People Say

This company knows their craft. They are meticulous in their work and are amazing to work with. Thanks again to Tree House Timberworks for their amazing work.

Evan, Peterborough, ON

The work they did for us was second-to-none. The Team did the required work in a timely, professional manner and we now feel comfortable that the structure will remain standing for years to come. I highly recommend the Tree House Timberworks Team!”

Don, Waupoos, ON

Mike and the Tree House Timberworks team are very talented! […]I can’t say enough good things about this company!

Dawn, Peterborough, ON

Let’s build something together.

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