Ely Timber Works

Traditional timber framed buildings

Design and construction of timber frame homes, additions and accents, timber frame designs and consultation, custom woodworks, custom saw milling, and much more.

What we do

Timber Framing of Homes & Additions

Ely Timber Works – where dreams meet craftsmanship.


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Timber Framing

Timber framed home
Experience the craftsmanship and artistry of over 30 years of experience. Our team of skilled craftsmen demonstrates attention to detail, resulting in the creation of stunning traditional timber framed buildings. Discover the enduring beauty and remarkable durability of timber framing.

Out Buildings

Timber framed gazebo
Let Ely Timber Works create a stunning out building just for you. With our expertise, we have successfully constructed various structures including saunas, music studios, barns, gazebos, and garages for our valued clients. Discover our exceptional selection of small building options.

Home Additions

Trust Ely Timber Works to bring your home to life with custom additions that seamlessly blend with your residence, enhancing both its functionality and aesthetic appeal. Allow us to turn your vision into a reality, crafting tailor-made additions that integrate effortlessly with your existing space.

Interior Detailing

Beautiful hand crafted doors
With almost 30 years of experience, Ely Timber Works is dedicated to achieving perfection, celebrating beauty, upholding tradition, and embracing the joy of our craft. Our skilled craftsmen demonstrate professionalism and exceptional qualities both on and off the job site. Explore our interior detailing services and witness the meticulous workmanship that sets us apart from the rest.

Other Services

Fireplace stone, wood interior, handmade dining table and chairs
Ely Timber Works, the experts in their craft, not only excel in creating stunning natural stone walls and chimneys, but also go above and beyond with their exceptional custom interior doors, fences, and timber frame store fronts. Explore the unmatched capabilities of Ely Timber Works and experience the difference they can make in enhancing the aesthetics and ambiance of your home or business.

Locally Sourced

sawmill and lumberMost of our Pine timbers milled on our sawmill are sourced from the forests of northern Minnesota, allowing us to proudly claim that our frames are “Made in Minnesota.” We offer a wide range of timber species, including Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, and our Minnesota native White Pine. Special requests for other species are also available.

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Our Clients Love Us

Mark Olson has built three structures for my wife and me over the last three years: a sauna, a workshop and a woodshed. His workmanship is impeccable. He is easy to work with and in every case his cost estimates and timelines have been reliable. He will be building a new structure for us soon. There is no one else we could rely on as much as Mark.
-Rusty W.

Over the last four years, I have had the pleasure and fortune of working alongside Mark in the construction of first my house and then my garage and shop. Both projects were custom builds and required a lot of communication, coordination, and planning between me and Mark throughout the projects. Time and again during these projects I saw that not only is Mark an extremely knowledgeable and competent builder, he is also a craftsman and artist. He designs and builds structures that are beautiful as well as functional. Throughout these projects, I appreciated that Mark was very considerate, aware, and respectful of my needs and goals as he worked on design and construction. I also really felt that I could trust him to be honest, fair, and realistic when giving me estimates on project cost, timing, and goals. I truly enjoyed working with Mark on these projects, and I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
-Brad D.

Timber Framer Mark Olson is a master craftsman with an ability to create stunning spaces that feel timeless. In my case, we were seeking an addition to a small, hand-crafted log cabin into which we had lovingly squeezed for more than 30 years – a favorite, remote, lakeside site near the Boundary Waters. The need for more space was great – for overflow sleeping, for eating around a table instead of from laps, for visiting comfortably with coffee in hand, and for enjoying the beauty and breeze through well-lit windows. But the challenge for us was how to create a space that worked to incorporate all these needs with one that worked aesthetically with the existing cabin. Upfront, we spent time with Mark, listening, discussing, and planning. He shared design ideas and creatively figured a way to meet the goals as well as get the logs across the lake and then up a hill to this roadless site. We watched as a beautiful frame structure was built, a space created, and Mark’s signature post and beam work laid in place. In a room filled with windows and beautiful woodwork, we realized we wanted to keep the simplicity and beauty of the wood, so he additionally created several built-in units – a bookcase that reflected the designs of the room and a cabinet for storage. The result is a stunning new space that provides the diversity of use we sought and a room that complements the existing structure beautifully. I cannot recommend Mark Olson highly enough.
– Barb H.

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Office Location

105 Winton Pt. Road
Ely MN, 55731

Open Hours

M-F: 8am – 5pm