getting started

Getting Started on Your Timber Home

Embarking on the journey of building your dream home can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling things you ever do. It can also be one of the most daunting, to say the least! That’s why we’re here to help. By using our Getting Started form below, we hope to steer you in the right direction by offering suggestions on how best to proceed with your project.


The Great Escape

The home-building experience has come to an end. But for the Olsens, life at their getaway retreat is just beginning.
Photos by Scott Hemenway

Drive two hours north on the Taconic State Parkway, away from the bright […]

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 […]

Hybrids Homes: Combining Logs and Timbers

Expert tips to combine logs and timbers like a pro.

When most people hear the term “hybrid,” they think of a tiny, fuel-efficient car, cruising down the highway in the HOV lane. But in the world […]

WINTER IS COMING: Find the right heating option for your home

The facts behind three of today’s most popular home heating sources.

Wall & Roof Options for Timber Frame Homes

Understand the wall and roof choices for your timber home.

While the structural frame may be the star of the show in a timber home, the enclosure system (translation: your walls and roof) is what protects […]

Timber Home Destinations: Traverse City, Michigan

From cherry-picking to wine-tasting, snowshoeing to kiteboarding, there’s a little something for everybody in this midwestern town.
By Clare Martin

To the residents of Traverse City, a small but culturally rich metropolis on the northwest edge of […]

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 […]

What’s a Timber Frame?

A timber frame is a kind of home that uses a frame structure of large posts and beams instead of the 2X4-stud “stick frames” that are typically used in tract homes.

You’ve seen the photographs of […]

Choose Your Timber Home Truss System

Strong and stylish, trusses hold their own. Learn how to pick the best timber home truss system for you.
By Conrad Theodore

When people enter a timber home, their eyes immediately gaze upward toward the beauty of […]

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, […]