About Us

Founded in 2006, Whetstone Designs is a team of designers dedicated to developing quality residential and light commercial timber frame house designs and design packages. Our company has worked with more than 100 clients on projects ranging from simple entry porches to full-frame homes of more that 5,000 square feet. We also have direct experience in the restoration of historical timber frame buildings. We are a flexible, agile company, capable of making your project come together seamlessly.

As your design and building consultants, we will always tell you the truth – not just what you want to hear. We have a deep and abiding love and respect for the construction field, particular in the timber-framing realm. Since 2001,we have been one of the developing ourselves as leading professionals working in the timber frame design field.

Over the years, we have helped our clients meet their project objectives by aligning technical initiatives with their project goals. Our primary responsibility to your project is to help you exercise good judgment when investing your hard earned dollars. To do so, we continually cultivate our experience, creativity, intelligence, attitude and honesty.

Our company’s promise is to:

  • Provide the highest quality and fullest range of home drawings and designs to complete your project.
  • Offer the greatest level of customization to suit your specific needs.
  • Make your structure come to life with the most convenience possible.
  • Actively utilize the latest innovations in timber frame design and green building practices.

Brice Cochran

At the University of North Carolina he studied Philosophy and Mathematics and is the proud father of two children.
Brice has also just finished his own 3,000-square-foot timber frame home near Mountain Rest, SC.
He is a member of the Timber Framers Guild and the Timber Frame Engineering Council. In addition to maverick design skills, he also has plenty of hands-on experience as both a building project manager and a timber frame builder, so always feel free to ask him about any portion of the home building process.