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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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Three Smart Solutions for Small Timber Homes
Make the most out of your small timber home by following these easy steps.
Spatial Effects: How to Fit Furniture into Your Timber Frame
Spatial Effects: How to Fit Furniture into Your Timber Frame
Ensure your home and the rooms inside are appropriately sized by planning ahead.
5 Ways to Optimize a Laundry Room Floor Plan
5 Ways to Optimize a Laundry Room Floor Plan
Tips for designing a beautiful and functional laundry room in your timber home.
Design a Dreamy Guest Room That is Versitile
Design a Dreamy Guest Room That is Versatile
Impress visitors with a well-designed and versatile guest room in your timber home.
5 Tips for Building a Timber Frame in Snow Country
5 Tips for Building a Timber Frame in Snow Country
Keep your home wonderful year-round with these tips to building a timber frame house in cold weather
Design A Timber Frame Stairway That Blends Design + Function
Design a Timber Frame Stairway That Blends Design + Function
Create and build your stairway to complement your home's design and function
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4 Floor Plan Mistakes and Easy Fixes
Four design experts share common design mistakes and how to avoid making them in the first place.
How to Design A Timber Frame Bedroom Floor Plan
How to Design A Timber Frame Bedroom Floor Plan
Create the perfect bedroom floor plan for your timber home with these easy tips.
Climate Considerations: How to Design a Floor Plan for the Weather
Climate Considerations: How to Design a Floor Plan for the Weather
Similar to when you're purchasing a property, designing for one is still all about location, location, location.
What Designers Wished You Knew Before Building
What Designers Wished You Knew Before Building
Have you ever wished you had the inside scoop on what designers wished their clients knew before planning a custom home?
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We Answer The Common Questions + Myths about Hybrid Homes
Davis Frame Co. co-founder and president Jeff Davis answers questions often asked about building a hybrid home.
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Simple Additions on Your Timber Home
Need more space? Adding on to your timber home can save you dollars — and make a lot of sense.
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From Site Plan to Floor Plan
A beautiful home is one that works well for the people that live in it. Follow these guidelines for getting your ideas and need...
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How to Build Your Timber House for Vacation + Retirement
You'll want to think about how you'll maintain your timber home for vacation and retirement as you age.
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3 Ways to Save Space in Your Timber Home
Despite a smaller space, there’s plenty of room for movement. We show you how to make the most of it with 3 timber home space s...
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Timber Framing 101: What is a Timber Frame House?
Meticulously crafted and beautiful, timber frame homes are also versatile, energy-efficient and sturdy. But what exactly makes ...
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8 Steps to a Smooth Timber Home Build
Construction is the most critical phase of the custom-home buying process, but it doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful. Kn...
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Hybrids Homes: The Perks of Combining Logs and Timbers
Thinking about building a hybrid home? Here are our expert tips on combining logs and timbers like a pro.