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ABOUT HEARTH & TIMBER

HAND-CRAFTED QUALITY

 

Hearth + Timber is a design/build company focused on construction of wood-burning stoves and ovens for heating and cooking, as well as timber frame structures that utilize traditional wooden joinery.  H + T is owned and operated by Jon Santiago and based in Haydenville, MA.  We are available for projects across the U.S. and beyond.

We are open to unique design challenges and invite requests for wood-fired appliances beyond traditional ovens and masonry heaters.  Concepts we have built, designed, or studied include wood-fired cookstoves, Argentine Parillas, smokers, wood-fired brewing setups, live-fire grills, outdoor heated benches, Rumford fireplaces, tandoor ovens, wood-fired boilers, and more.  If you have a unique project you would like to pursue, please contact us for a consultation.

HAND-CRAFTED QUALITY

 

Hearth + Timber is a design/build company focused on construction of wood-burning stoves and ovens for heating and cooking, as well as timber frame structures that utilize traditional wooden joinery.  H + T is owned and operated by Jon Santiago and based in Haydenville, MA.  We are available for projects across the U.S. and beyond.

We are open to unique design challenges and invite requests for wood-fired appliances beyond traditional ovens and masonry heaters.  Concepts we have built, designed, or studied include wood-fired cookstoves, Argentine Parillas, smokers, wood-fired brewing setups, live-fire grills, outdoor heated benches, Rumford fireplaces, tandoor ovens, wood-fired boilers, and more.  If you have a unique project you would like to pursue, please contact us for a consultation.

About Jon Santiago

Born in Texas, raised in Colorado and South Carolina, Jon studied History at Yale University before trying his hand as a first-grade teacher and a Wall Street investment banker.  When the Great Recession sent him packing, he set out on a journey through South America which led him to his true passion of building.  Living in the Patagonia region of Argentina for four years, he found himself immersed in a world where people were building their own beautiful homes with big timbers and heating them with hand-built wood-fired stoves influenced by the Northern European “mass stoves.”  He embarked on a journey* to learn big timber carpentry and stove building, working with many great mentors in Argentina and later with others in North America.  As a budding timber framer he was blessed to be accepted as a Summer Apprentice at the storied Heartwood School, where he underwent an intensive study of the craft under the direction of some of the Northeast’s finest builders.  His studies in stove and oven building were given life by the Masonry Heater Assocation of North America and its generous, talented members.  Along the way he has studied at the North House Folk School and the Driftless Folk School, and been a teacher at the Driftless Folk School, The Heartwood School, and several sustainable building schools in South America.  He gives thanks to those who have inspired, mentored, and paved the proverbial way, including but not limited to Homestead Heat, Boreal Heat, Firespeaking, Stovemaster, and Turtlerock Masonry Heat.

*the journey is neverending

Hand-built for durability, efficiency and beauty, our brick ovens are customized to your cooking needs and aesthetic preferences.

 

Old-world technology and modern design combine to create a wood-fired heat source you can really cozy up to.

 

Locally sourced, locally milled timbers are used to create an architectural statement that embodies strength and elegance.