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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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Wall & Roof Options for Timber Frame Homes
Understand the wall and roof choices for your timber home.
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Timber Home Destinations: Traverse City, Michigan
From cherry-picking to wine-tasting, snowshoeing to kiteboarding, there’s a little something for everybody in the midwestern to...
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What’s a Timber Frame?
A timber frame is a home that uses a frame structure of large posts & beams instead of the 2X4-stud “stick frames” that are typ...
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Choose Your Timber Home Truss System
Strong and stylish, trusses hold their own. Learn how to pick the best timber home truss system for you.
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A 1,200-Square-Foot Timber Home in New York
Downsizing your home may be the ultimate luxury. If you don't believe us, just take a look at this cozy home:
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The Beauty of Built-Ins
When a home employs the open-format layout popular in many timber homes, it can be even more difficult to find places to stash ...
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9 Steps to the Perfect Timber Frame Floor Plan
One major benefit of timber homes goes well beyond the wood. It’s the opportunity to configure that wood — in other words, you ...
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4 Steps for Buying or Building a Timber Home
Follow these fundamentals, and you’ll be on the road to timber home perfection. These steps will show you how to buy or start b...
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Barn Home Style
This short Q&A with top timber frame experts explains why the charming and classic barn style home is now more popular and mode...
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Planning Pointers from the Pros
Planning tips from some of the top timber home designers in North America.
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Customizing Popular Home Floorplans
Three companies share their most popular designs — and the secrets for customizing them to suit you.
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10 Questions to Answer Before Building a Timber Home
The answers to these 10 questions will help to get your project off to a running start when you're ready to start building a ti...
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The Benefits of Building a Hybrid Home
Building a hybrid home is one way to achieve the signature timber frame appearance while controlling overall costs.
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Post and Beam Homes 10
Understanding the basics of post and beam construction.
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How Much Do Timber Homes Cost?
The answer is, “It depends.” Here are some of the variables to keep in mind when estimating your costs.
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Farmhouse Style
Vintage appeal meets modern design in a home style that has stood the test of time.
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Enclosing Time
Timber homes save you energy, time and money — from the outside in.