The ancient village of Horninghold, Leicestershire is now the proud home of the cruck bladed truss air dried oak frame that we manufactured not far away in our oak framing barns near the village of Tur Langton. All the oak used in the manufacture of the frame was air dried, with component sections starting at 200mm x 200mm and reaching 250mm x 250mm. This air drying helps with the reduction of movement, helps prevent unsightly shrinkage of joints and offers a surface finish that can be sanded to a very fine/smooth finish. The brief was to design, manufacture and assemble a structurally sound oak frame with as many curved components with in the trusses as possible to create an internally soft, curved aesthetic finished frame that would complement the finished interior design. Of the 12 components that made up the cruck bladed truss, five of these were curved with a minimum of 80mm deep radius cut. The entire oak frame consisted of 72 oak components, 32 of these were curved. With nearly 50% of the entire oak frame consisting of differing radius curves we hope that the finished project will exceed all the clients’ expectations.