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Expert advice for building a timber frame home, including advice on timber frame construction, eco-friendly building, window options, framing & trusses, insulation tips, wood choices and construction site management.

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Building From the Ground Up
Before you invest in a piece of land, make sure to uncover any hidden costs or terrain challenges that may arise.
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Seal It With a SIP
Consider these benefits of the highly insulating, energy efficient structural insulated panels, aka SIPs.
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Working With Timber Home Builders
There are a few things you can do to help your builder help you. And it starts with complete honesty and transparency in these ...
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Moving Home with Shacks on Racks
Saving history in Jackson, Wyoming, one wide load at a time.
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Living Sunny Side Up
Solar-energy adoption is getting a big boost thanks to innovative — and attractive — panel applications.
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Tips to Give Your Neighbors Garage Envy
Elevate the quintessential storage space to a garage worthy of admiration.
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What's in a (Frame) Name?
Shakespeare may have thought that the words we use to identify objects are irrelevant. We humbly disagree.
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Draft Your Dream Team
Here’s how to choose the right subcontractors to build your home.
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Make Your Home Built to Last
The keys to log and timber home longevity — and low maintenance — start in the construction stage.
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Top 10 Reasons You Need a Log or Timber Home
If you never thought a house could improve your health or allow you to leave a legacy for generations to come, then let us make...
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Get the Best of Both Worlds with Hybrid Homes
Successful hybrid home design and construction proves you really can have it all.
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Choosing the Right Windows for Your Timber Home
Don’t let your hard-earned cash fly out the window. The right glazing strategy can actually save you money — and make your home...
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Pitch Perfect: Designing for a Sloped Lot
Designing for a sloped lot has its ups and downs, but with creativity and proper planning, you can call a mountainside site home.
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Dirt to Done: The Finish Line
Our Dirt-to-Done hybrid timber home is finally complete! Step inside the result of this Rocky Mountain labor of love.
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Pro Tips: Detecting Roof Damage
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Dirt to Done 7: DIY FYI
The year-plus hybrid-timber-home journey is nearly over, and our couple has the finish line in their sights. To get there, they...
Dirt to Done: Episode Three
As part of our "Dirt to Done" series, join us for an interview with Timbercraft's Bob Sternquest and writer Griffin Suber, as they talk about articles five and six, "Dirt to Done: From the Outside In" and "Dirt to Done: Inside Job." From turning our attention to the mechanical systems to the steps the owners are taking to finish the work themselves.
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Q+A: Are Metal Roofs Environmentally Friendly?
Timber frame homes are so environmentally friendly — can the same be said of the metal roofs I’m seeing more frequently?

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