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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.

Old Timbers Add Charm to a Reclaimed Home
A reclaimed home in North Carolina showcases the beauty of recycled materials.
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.
Green Remodeling: Update Your Timber Home
Insider tips for mastering your green remodeling project.
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.
Windows & Doors: Boosting Energy Efficiency
The right windows and doors will go a long way toward boosting your home’s energy efficiency and comfort.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
6 Tips for Working with Contractors
Developing a positive relationship with your contractor is a key to keeping headaches to a minimum.
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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