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The Log & Timber Home Show Spring Lineup
The Log & Timber Home Show provides the necessary tools to build your cozy cottage, sportsman's cabin, luxury mountain home or lakeside retreat.
Solid Sustainability: An Energy-Efficient Wyoming Home
Tucked alongside a conservation area in western Wyoming, one home successfully blends sleekness and strength with low-tech applications of energy efficiency.
Get Stoked: Freestanding Fireplaces
Bye-bye brick and stone. Freestanding hearth products are all the rage in timber home design.
Warming Trends: The Latest in Timber Home Hearths
A hearth expert shares his years of knowledge.
Green Design 10
Forget high-tech gadgetry or the latest green-washing trend. These basic design elements will prime any home for increased efficiency.
Energy-Efficient Homes Wins Third Place
Energy-Efficient Homes was nominated for an Eddie Award from Folio magazine.
Dramatic Doors for Timber Homes
Bring on the style with our favorite door pictures for every part of your timber home.
Rustic Lighting for Your Timber-Frame Home
Find inspiration for your timber-frame home from these examples of rustic lighting.
Island Fever: Kitchen Island Design Ideas and Photos
Kitchen islands are the most frequently requested kitchen-design element in homes. Check out this array of island design options.
A Platinum LEED-Certified Post and Beam Home
An environmentally friendly Michigan post and beam timber frame home is short on waste and long on beauty and comfort.
The Great Timber-Frame Adventure: A Grand Timber Home in Colorado
A homeowner’s tale of a house built in five phases by a couple who overcame their fear of doing it themselves.
A Japanese-Inspired Ceramics Artist
Ceramic artist Nancy Cannon crafts nature-inspired tiles using a traditional Japanese method.
No Place Like Home: Montana Timber Frame Home
A Montana gem combines classic European styling, plenty of modern amenities and a lesson on how to design a home to fit its environment.
Hit the Deck: 7 Factors for Successful Deck Design
From conception to construction, build a fantastic deck that’s functional, too.
Luxury for Less: The Great Room
Dress up your timber home's great room without breaking the bank.
5 Steps to a Home that Saves You Money
Increase your new or existing home's energy efficiency and save money with these 5 steps.
Tip: Kitchens Without the Kitsch
Revive your kitchen's decor without reverting to cliché style choices.
5 Tips for Designing Seamless Timber Frame House Plans
A primer on the subtle art and science of designing a timber home plan that flows seamlessly from one space to the next.
Cooking Up a Good Kitchen Design
To get the most out of your timber-home kitchen, design it around your cooks.
Harmony in Color: A Paint Palette for Cabins
The colors in your home’s interior should emanate balance and peace. One designer shows you how to make it happen.