Planning Pointers from the Pros

Planning tips from some of the top timber home designers in North America.
Creating a floor plan can be one of the biggest challenges you’ll ever face, especially since you have to consider factors such as the shape of your home site and what your lifestyle will resemble 10 years from now. That’s why we asked […]

Customizing Popular Home Floorplans

Three companies share their most popular designs — and the secrets for customizing them to suit you.
If you’re like many potential timber home owners, you probably have a stockpile of ideas, wish lists and inspirations for your future home’s design. But just because you have specific wants and needs for your plan doesn’t mean you […]

10 Questions to Answer Before Building a Timber Home

The answers to these 10 questions will help to get your project off to a running start when you’re ready to start building a timber home.

It takes years of training and hard work before an Olympic track runner steps up to the starting blocks that leads to the record breaking and medal winning. You will […]

What is a Hybrid?

What are the benefits to building one?

Typically, “hybrid” means anything that’s created from two or more unlike elements, including home-construction materials. A hybrid home, for example, features a structural shell that’s made from a combination of materials.

A hybrid house is one way to achieve the signature timber frame appearance while controlling your overall costs. A hybrid […]

The Cost of Building a Timber Home: Timber Package

Need a little guidance for choosing your home’s timber package? The experts discuss the factors involved in choosing a timber package and what sets one package apart from the rest.


The Cost of Building a Timber Home: Introduction

The most common question timber home builders are asked is, “how much will my custom timber home cost?” If you find yourself asking the same question, or have other questions about custom home budgeting, tune into the first video of our You Asked, We Answered video series.


Barn Inspired Timber Homes

The classic barn design is an inspiration for timber home architects everywhere, creating beautiful structural looks using this clean post and beam trend.

The Timber Home Building Process & Lessons Learned

Expert advice during the building process takes the Olsens’ timber-frame project from good to great.
(Just joining the journey? To read more about the Olsens’ timber-home build, start here, then go here and here!)

“Sometimes you have to be smart enough to know what you don’t know.”

This, according to Greg Olsen, has been one of the key secrets […]

Video: Choosing a Timber Home Company

This free video will help you decide which company is best for your building project, and what factors are most important to consider when choosing.

Laying the Groundwork

With their timber-home plans in hand, this family is ready to break ground and get their frame in place — but not without a few last-minute considerations.

Don’t you love it when a plan comes together? From a well-organized party to a perfectly executed house, it takes effort and know-how to turn individual elements into a cohesive […]