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Types of Joinery
What Are the Types of Joinery for Timber Homes?
The joinery in your frame not only connects and secures the timbers, 
but also plays a role in transferring the loads and stresses of your house from one frame to another. All of the many types of joints are designed
for specific functions. Some of the most common are described here.
Basics of a Timber Frame
The Basics of a Timber Frame
You may find it useful to have a better understanding of the basics of a timber frame—from the wood species used to the joints ...
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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?
Here's your crash course in timber framing. We cover everything you need to know about how modern design meets traditional craf...
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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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Stone Fireplaces For Timber Homes
A natural choice for wood houses, stone fireplaces look right at home in a timber frame.
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13 Design Ideas for a Cozy Timber Home
Longing for comfort? Follow these thirteen design ideas and soon your timber home will be the coziest place around.
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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.
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Lighting Options for Your Timber Frame Home
Transform each room in your timber house using the secrets of good lighting.
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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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7 Low-Maintenance Landscaping Tips
Love the look of a well-maintained yard but hate all the work that it requires? Here are some low-maintenance landscaping tips!
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Building a Deck at Your Timber Home
From conception to construction, building a deck that’s both fantastic and functional is totally doable - here's how.
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Masonry Heaters and Bakeovens
Combining the ancient wonders of nature with innovative design and technology, Tulikivi masonry heaters bring energy-efficient ...
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How a Family Took the Plunge in Building Their Dream Home
What happens when one family takes the plunge and decides the time is finally right to build their timber-frame retreat?
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Timber Home Kitchen Design Tips & Inspiration
Cook up your dream timber home kitchen with our expert tips, layout advice and finishing inspiration.
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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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Build the Perfect Timber Home Kitchen Pantry
Storage is never in short supply when a well-designed timber home kitchen pantry is just steps away.
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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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The Benefits of a Smaller Timber Home
Downsizing your home may be the ultimate luxury. There are many benefits to building and living in a smaller timber home.