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Planning a timber frame home involves more than just the floor plan; here you'll find expert advice on everything you need to get started, including budgeting, buying land, choosing wood, specifying a timber frame style, and more.

Timber Framers Guild Centuries Old Timbers Find New Life
How Centuries-Old Timbers Found a Fourth Life
In a historic timber reclamation and up-cycling story, some nearly 500-year-old timbers begin their third use, or fourth life, at Point of the Bluff Vineyards in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.
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Q&A: What Should I Look for When Shopping for Land?
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Inside the Floor Plan: a Layout for All Ages and Places
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Inside the Floor Plan for a Modern Day Classic
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The Benefits of Building Small
Thanks to their innate charm, log and timber homes are ideally suited for downsizing. Here’s how to live large in a little space.
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Take a Look Inside This Cozy, Totally Custom Floor Plan
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Your Guide to Single-Story Homes
Single-story homes are as versatile as they are practical, and they’re perfectly designed for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Pocket Door
4 Tips for Single-Level Living
Ideas to maximize your floor plan when you’ve only got one floor.
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The 3 Most Important Things When Choosing a Location
You may think that the first step on your timber home journey is designing the house, ­but it’s not — it’s deciding where you w...
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One Plan, Four Ways
A custom design often starts with a preexisting floor plan. Here’s a look at how one popular starting point has been transforme...
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Inside the Floor Plan for This One-of-a-Kind Barn in Massachusetts
Sometimes, constraints lead to creativity.
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A Timber Home Timeline: From Start to Finish
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Inside the Floor Plan: Building on a Slope
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How to Get an Accurate Quote for Your Home
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Is an ADU Right for You?
Enlisted for everything from keeping elderly family members close by to earning extra income, accessory dwelling units are flex...
Floor Plan Problem Solvers
Floor Plan Problem Solvers
Avoid potential design pitfalls with these smart workarounds:

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