Press Release – October 1, 2017

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Pioneer’s Pride Introduces Four, Do-It-Yourself, Timber-Frame Kits  

Kits use mortise and tenon construction to create high-quality, durable structures that last a lifetime.

HARTVILLE, OHIO – October 1, 2017 – Pioneer’s Pride  recently introduced four, do-it-yourself kits for building timber-frame structures. The kits available include a mini-barn, pavilion, doghouse and mailbox post.

All the kits feature beams constructed with mortise and tenon joints secured by wooden pegs enabling the kits to easily be assembled with simple tools. The timber framework is assembled with a wooden mallet. Constructed of high-quality, durable, hemlock wood, the timber-frame kits reflect the beauty and strength of early American craftsmanship.

“Our timber-frame kits are constructed to be easily assembled and provide a lifetime of quality and enjoyment,” said Todd Schlabach, president, Pioneer’s Pride. “These kits allow the customer to produce a beautiful structure that they will be proud to call their own—and will impress friends and neighbors with their carpentry skills!”

“We are exposing a whole new generation to the beauty and strength of timber-frame construction and bringing it to backyards throughout America,” added John Schlabach, founder, Pioneer’s Pride. “Pioneer’s Pride customers have the opportunity to embrace the beauty, grace and elegance of a construction method that pioneered the building of America.”

Pioneer’s Pride kits range in price from $119 to $6,299 (from the mailbox post to the mini-barn). Information to purchase can be found at

Timber framing, a distinctive style of building construction in which heavy timbers frame the structure, was used throughout the world until roughly 1900 when the demand for inexpensive, fast housing brought conventional lumber in smaller dimensions to the construction forefront.

Built to last, timber-framed structures (barns, churches, homes) from centuries ago can still be seen and used today. For an example, the famous Old North Church, located in Boston, Massachusetts, and built in 1723, made famous by Paul Revere and its two lanterns to signal that the British were coming by sea instead of land, is still used for services today. For more information on timber framing, visit:

About Pioneer’s Pride

Located in Hartville, Ohio, Pioneer’s Pride channels the combined 80 plus years of experience of John and Todd Schlabach. The Schlabach’s earned a reputation for their ability to repair barns and specialized in challenging restoration projects, as well as their expertise in building new, timber-frame barn structures.

Pioneer’s Pride offers do-it-yourself kits to those who want to build their own timber-frame structures. For more information about Pioneer’s Pride and its products, contact: Pioneer’s Pride, 5894 Swamp Street, Hartville, Ohio 44632. Phone: 1.888.401.1910.


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