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Timber Home Wood Options

There are many timber wood options to choose from when buying or building a post and beam home. Here's a look at some of the options for wood species, styles, uses, wood treatments and more for your timber frame home.

Design Details: Choosing the Texture of Your Timbers
The texture of your timbers is an integral part of your home’s frame.
What is Shou Sugi Ban?
The ancient Japanese heat treatment of Shou Sugi Ban is the latest trend in wood homes.
How to Choose the Right Wood Species for Your Home
What You Need to Know About the Most Common Wood Species
The details of each variety may seem small, but their effect is huge.
What is a Natural Timber Home?
What exactly is a naturally built timber home, and what sets it apart from other homes?
What You Need to Ask Your Timber Provider Before You Hire
Jeff and Stephanie Bowes of Canadian Timberframes share three topics to address before choosing a timber provider.
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.
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
What are the benefits of exotic hardwoods for exterior spaces, and are they worth the cost?
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.
Wall & Roof Options for Timber Frame Homes
Understand the wall and roof choices for your timber home.
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 typic…
Using Reclaimed Wood in Timber Home Design
Vintage charm and one-of-a-kind character make reclaimed wood a winner with homeowners.
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 bui…
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.
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 option…
Getting Creative with Natural Materials
How creative can you really get with natural building materials?
4 Types of Wood Used for Timber Frames
These 4 different types of wood are the perfect building blocks for your next timber frame home.

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