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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.

What to Expect on Frame-Raising Day
What you should know about the day your home’s timber frame goes up.
Dirt to Done 3: Lay of the Land
A thorough assessment of this Colorado home site (and a little sweat equity from the owners) helps the Timbercraft crew keep th...
Designing for a Narrow Lot
Make the most of a slender site.
Dirt to Done 2: Better by Design
From a basic sketch to bona fide plans, this is how the McVays’ vision for their timber frame home took shape.
Dirt to Done: A Fresh Start
Dirt to Done 1: A Fresh Start
Our popular project chronicle is back with a brand new hybrid timber frame home! Follow along the journey of planning, designi...
Timber Terms Demystified
Timber Terms Demystified
Traditional timber framing vs. post-and-beam…what do they mean?
What is Shou Sugi Ban?
The ancient Japanese heat treatment of Shou Sugi Ban is the latest trend in wood homes.
How SIPs Help You Save Money
Get an Insider Look at This Home's Timber Frame Structure
An impressive timber frame is the backbone of an awe-inspiring home. Read on to get the scoop on how it’s done.
The Benefits of SIPs & ICFs
The Difference Between Timber-Framed Home Kits and Log Home Kits
Here's how these two beloved home types vary–and how they're similar:
Korea War Memorial Update
Restoring a Memorial to the Korean War
How Cascade Joinery helped restore a memorial pavilion dedicated to the “Army of Compassion,” which saved the lives of more tha...
Creativity in Collaboration: Structural Support for One Artist's 'Project of a Lifetime'
How Cascade Joinery helped renowned carver Felix Solomon with ‘the project of a lifetime’: creating a 38-foot totem pole that t...
Timber Raising
Jim’s Barn: A Deaf Timber Frame Raising
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How to Choose Windows for Your Home
Selecting windows for your home can be as easy as an open and shut case.
Hybrid Timber Framing to Fit Any Budget
Have you always loved timber frame homes, but thought they were out of your budget? Let us show how you can build to fit your b...

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