McMillan Lake House

Custom lakefront secondary home in the mountains of Northeast Washington state. Vaagen Timbers’ Design team worked directly with the Client as the architect, including designing and building custom Glulam beam trusses, and engaged engineers as needed to construct and deliver the Client’s home. The project was structurally erected in 5 days in the mountains during the winter, which allowed the interior and exterior finish work to be completed at the same time – which would have otherwise been the offseason – resulting in a shorter delivery timeframe compared to traditional concrete and steel construction.

  • Project Location

    Colville, WA

  • Building Type

    Residential - Custom Home

  • Square Feet


  • Mass Timber Scope

    CLT Floors
    CLT Roof
    CLT Walls
    Glulam Beams
    Glulam Columns

  • Sustainability

    North American forests grew this much wood in 14 seconds.

    This project kept 110 metric tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere.

    This is the equivalent of keeping 23 cars off the road or providing clean power to 21 houses for a year.

  • Vaagen Timbers Services

    BIM, Detailing, and 3D Modeling Work
    Conceptual Project Development
    Design Assist
    Engineering Services
    CLT Panel Manufacturing
    Factory Applied Protective Coatings
    Glulam Beam and Column Manufacturing
    Hardware Installation
    Mass Timber Hardware Connections Supply
    Mass Timber Milling / CNC Works
    Erection Planning
    Installation Support – Jobsite
    Installation Support – Remote

  • Contractor

    Derek Rainer

  • Mass Timber Installer

    Foust Fabrication