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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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Old Timbers Add Charm to a Reclaimed Home
A reclaimed home in North Carolina showcases the beauty of recycled materials.
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Reclaimed Timber: The Benefits of Recycled Materials
Reclaimed timbers help to minimize your carbon footprint while adding one-of-a-kind character to your home.
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Green Remodeling: Update Your Timber Home
Insider tips for mastering your green remodeling project.
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Small, Green & Affordable: A Well-Designed Timber Home in Colorado
A timber framer builds his home on a tight budget, trading square footage for space and special touches in a few important places.
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Windows & Doors: Boosting Energy Efficiency
The right windows and doors will go a long way toward boosting your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.
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A Guide to Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
With legislation phasing out traditional incandescent light bulbs, it's time to brush up on your energy-efficient light bulb op...
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Eco-Friendly Home Design Basics
Forget high-tech gadgetry or the latest green-washing trend. These eco-friendly home design basics will prime any home for incr...
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Four Options for Timber Frame Roof Materials
When the time comes to picking a timber frame roof, make sure you are informed. Here are the pros and cons of some popular opti...
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Q & A: How to Convey Your Ideas to Timber Frame Professionals
The things you need to do before you start talking to your timber frame professional.
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5 Money-Saving Tips for Your Timber Home
Increase your new or existing home's energy efficiency with these 5 money-saving tips!
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5 Steps to a Home that Saves You Money
Increase your new or existing home's energy efficiency and save money with these 5 steps.
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15 Tips to Plan Your Energy-Efficient Home
Planning energy efficiency before a home is built eases the amount of retrofitting that will have to be done later. Consider th...
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Choosing the Right Windows For Your Home
With different window options available for every room, it can be a little overwhelming to make decisions. Here’s what you need...
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Q & A: Timber Home Window Tips
Since load-bearing walls are largely unnecessary in timber frame homes, fill your walls with glass to bring in as much natural ...
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6 Tips for Choosing Windows for Your Timber Home
Since load-bearing walls are largely unnecessary in timber frame homes, fill your walls with glass to bring in as much natural ...
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What's Included in a Timber Frame Kit?
If you’re trying to get a handle on what you’ll get when you buy a timber home package, start with this sample timber frame kit...
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6 Tips for Working with Contractors
Developing a positive relationship with your contractor is a key to keeping headaches to a minimum.
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5 Eco-Friendly Design Tips
Want a home that's good for your budget and good for the planet? Then read on for our top 5 tips for eco-friendly designs.
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