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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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The Welcome Home Series Part 3: Raising the Frame
After finalizing the design details, the next step in this Riverbend Timber Framing home’s journey to completion is to cut and raise the frame.
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The Welcome Home Series Part 2: Designing a Timber Home Dream
After laying the groundwork for success in Part 1 of our series, the Riverbend Timber Framing design team gets to work, craftin...
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The Welcome Home Series Part 1: A Timber Home Away From Home
Our Welcome Home Series is back! This time, we follow a Florida couple’s dream of creating a second-home retreat for their grow...
Amazon Timber Frames Alabama Home
The Timber Frame Company Helping Preserve the Brazilian Rainforest
Rick Paid is like the Indiana Jones of timber. One part adventurer, one part preservationist and one part visionary, he is sust...
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custom home quiz
What's Your Dream Custom Home?
Figure out what kind of custom home you should build.
Wiring and Ductwork
How to Plan Your Wiring and Ductwork
What goes on behind your four walls requires a lot of planning. Here’s how to get your systems straight.
Timber Home Construction
Who Actually Builds Your Home?
Whoever builds the home, the best qualifications are that the person provide reliable, qualified subcontractors and that you fe...
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Anatomy of a Timber Frame
Use this handy illustration as a guide to timber frame terminology:
Home Building Tools
Our Checklist for a Smooth Build
Follow these 8 steps to a productive, efficient build.
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The Advantage of Using SIPs, or Structural Insulated Panels
Timber homes are leading the charge in comfort and energy efficiency, thanks to the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs), ...
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What's the Difference Between Post-and-Beam and Timber Framing?
It's the details that make all the difference after all!
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What You Need to Know About the Most Common Wood Species
The details of each variety may seem small, but their effect is huge.
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Timber Frame Homes
Timber frame construction has been used for centuries and is increasingly popular today – here’s why.
The Timber Frame with Amazing Views
Conventional vs. Naturally Built Timber Homes
What are the biggest differences between conventional and naturally built homes?
We're Obsessed with this Salvaged Barn in Montana
What is a Natural Timber Home?
What exactly is a naturally built timber home, and what sets it apart from other homes?
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How to Maintain Your Wormy Maple Floor
Wormy or ambrosia maple is known for its white and dark wood tones, but it can lose color over time. Here's how to keep your wo...
This Timber Frame Cottage Has Perfect Bicoastal Style
A Timber Home With Perfect Bicoastal Style
This Canadian cottage is complete, and it's a perfect combination of bicoastal style. Tour the modern waterfront home now!