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From Dream to Design

What happens when one family takes the plunge and decides the time is finally right to build their timber-frame retreat?

Thanks to a well-documented design/build process — and a homeowner’s willingness to share — over the […]

8 Steps to a Smooth Timber Home Build

Construction is the most critical phase of the custom-home buying process, but it doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful. Knowing how the process unfolds will allow you to preview the work ahead and know […]

9 Steps to the Perfect Timber Frame Floor Plan

One major benefit of timber homes goes well beyond the wood. It’s the opportunity to configure that wood — in other words, you can design your timber home to look and live exactly the way […]

10 Ways to Make a Splash With Color

In a wood home, you run the risk of being surrounded by brown, brown and — you guessed it — more brown. Instead, add a little color. Need some inspiration? Check out 10 of our […]

The Big Finish

Just joining the journey? To read more about the Olsens’ timber-home build, as well as their initial design process, click here.
Taking a risk with mixed materials pays off in the Olsens’ New York retreat.

It’s no secret […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]