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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.

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Answers to Your Timber Frame Stain + Sealant Questions
Choosing timber-frame appropriate stains and sealants will ensure your home is as strong as it is stunning.
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Are Geothermal Heat Systems Efficient?
Are geothermal heat systems really as efficient and cost effective as you think?
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Free Resources & Events
Information and inspiration all in one place for your log, timber and hybrid home living needs.
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How to Make a Little Kitchen Have a Big Impact
No matter your square footage, here are a few ideas for kitchen space savers.
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The Reason For Half-Baths
Half-baths shouldn't be ignored in your timber frame home; they serve a purpose. Make them stand out with tips from an expert.
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Creating a Budget-Friendly Bath in Your Timber Frame Home
Creating an amazing, budget-friendly bath has never been easier. Here are five tips to get you started.
The Benefits of Building a Hybrid Timber Frame Home
The Benefits of Building a Hybrid Timber Frame Home
Whether you want an eclectic look or a way to keep the budget in check, a hybrid timber home offers a variety of advantages.
5 Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials Into Your Home
5 Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials Into Your Home
Here are a few of our favorite options on how to use reclaimed materials in your timber frame.
Why Air-Dried Timbers Will Save You Energy
Why Air-Dried Timbers Will Save You Energy
Letting nature run its course on your timbers can help preserve energy and money at the cost of time and planning.
How to Build a Functional Timber-Frame Kitchen
How to Build a Functional Timber-Frame Kitchen
Large or small, open-concept or gallery style—every timber home kitchen shares the same five fundamental elements. Here's what ...
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
What are the benefits of exotic hardwoods for exterior spaces, and are they worth the cost?
3 Ways to Create a Modern Rustic Timber Home
3 Ways to Create a Modern Rustic Timber Home
A rustic look on a timber home isn't always easy, but these three tips should help when planning your modern rustic timber home.
Cut Energy Costs and Control Your Timber Home From Your Smartphone
Cut Energy Costs and Control Your Timber Home From Your Smartphone
New devices help monitor electricity use and cost and let consumers run their appliances from a smartphone.
What is a Solar Tube?
What is a Solar Tube?
Solar tubes — also known as sun tubes or tubular skylights — can help to permanently light your home without using extra energy...
4 Must-Haves for Your Not-So-Big Home
4 Must-Haves for Your Not-So-Big Home
Jonathan Orpin, founder and owner at New Energy Works Timberframers, shares four things to include in even the humblest abode.
How to Downsize into a Timber Frame
How One Couple Made Downsizing Work for Them
Moving into a smaller home frees you from the cost and time commitment that comes with more square footage. See how this family...
8 Design Elements for a Comfortable Timber Frame
8 Design Elements for a Comfortable Timber Frame
No matter the size of your home, be sure to leave room for these 8 design elements that will make your timber home comfortable ...
6 Guest Room Tips for Saving Space
6 Guest Room Tips for Saving Space
Make the most out of your guest room by following these space-saving tips.