Timber Framing 101

Timber framing 101: modern design meets traditional craftsmanship in today’s timber frames.

A timber home is a kind of house that uses a frame structure of large posts and beams that are joined with pegs or by other types of decorative joinery. Almost always, the walls of the structure are positioned on the outside of the timber frame, […]

7 Low-Maintenance Landscaping Tips

Love the look of a well-maintained yard but hate all the work that it requires? Here are some tips for low-maintenance landscaping!

1. Design your lawn to make it as easy to care for as possible. For example, instead of planting the lawn against walls or fences, install a hard-surface border around the edge at ground […]

The Benefits to a Smaller Timber Home

Downsizing your home may be the ultimate luxury. There are many benefits to building and living in a smaller timber home.
by Janice Brewster

When Lisa and Peter Rowley moved into their new timber home in Vermontville, New York, in 2013, it was a long-time dream come true. And at just about 1,200 square feet, the warm […]

Reclaimed Wood in Timber Home Design

Vintage charm and one-of-a-kind character make reclaimed wood a winner with homeowners.

There are many reasons people build timber homes, but one reason they all have in common is the love of wood as a building material thanks to its warmth, solidity and character. If they’re using reclaimed wood, double the character and add history to […]

Stunning Timber Home Exteriors

Some people say it’s what’s inside that counts, but these homes look pretty amazing from the outside, too.

SIPs vs. Stick-Built Construction

The main contributor to the exceptional efficiency of a timber home is the building envelope, starting with structural insulated panels (SIPs).

10 Snow-Covered Timber Homes

The temps are dropping and the holidays are right around the corner. To get into the spirit of the season, we invite you to take a virtual walk through a winter wonderland of snow-covered timber homes. (Click on the image to read the full story.) Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Window Shopping

The secret to choosing great windows is to come prepared. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know.

With an average lifespan of 20 years, windows stick around your house much longer than most home fixtures. That’s quite an investment of time and money, and it’s one of the main reasons you’ll want to spend […]

Building Tips & Costs For Your Timber Home

Found here: expert advice on building tips & costs per square foot & deck maintenance for your timber home.

How much do timber homes cost per square foot?
This question is similar to asking “How much does a new car cost?” The answer is, “It depends.”

Many variables influence this cost, and a rough estimate is generally only […]

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.