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Timber Frame Construction

Timber frame construction has been around for centuries—and with good reason. A timber frame provides not only an exquisite structure for the home, but also supports the weight of the roof by transferring the load to the principal posts and foundation. Here we’ll explore the ins and outs of timber frame construction, including post and beam house styles, insulation tips, site management, and construction time frames.

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What's Your Dream Custom Home?
Figure out what kind of custom home you should build.
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How to Plan Your Wiring and Ductwork
What goes on behind your four walls requires a lot of planning. Here’s how to get your systems straight.
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Who Actually Builds Your Home?
Whoever builds the home, the best qualifications are that the person provide reliable, qualified subcontractors and that you fe...
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Anatomy of a Timber Frame
Use this handy illustration as a guide to timber frame terminology:
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Our Checklist for a Smooth Build
Follow these 8 steps to a productive, efficient build.
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What's the Difference Between Post-and-Beam and Timber Framing?
It's the details that make all the difference after all!
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What You Need to Know About the Most Common Wood Species
The details of each variety may seem small, but their effect is huge.
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Timber Frame Homes
Timber frame construction has been used for centuries and is increasingly popular today – here’s why.
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Getting Creative with Natural Materials
How creative can you really get with natural building materials?
The Timber Frame with Amazing Views
Conventional vs. Naturally Built Timber Homes
What are the biggest differences between conventional and naturally built homes?
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What is a Natural Timber Home?
What exactly is a naturally built timber home, and what sets it apart from other homes?
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How to Maintain Your Wormy Maple Floor
Wormy or ambrosia maple is known for its white and dark wood tones, but it can lose color over time. Here's how to keep your wo...
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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.
Why Build a Timber Frame Home?
Why Build a Timber Frame Home?
Why you should consider building a timber frame home for you and your family.
Where to Place Your Chimney
Where to Place Your Chimney
What are the pros and cons for an interior versus an exterior chimney? We’re working on a limited budget and need to build some...
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A Damaged Horse Barn Gets a Timber Frame Makeover
After tragedy struck a local rescue's horse barn, Oak Bridge Timber Framing came in to save the day.
What You Need to Ask Your Timber Provider Before You Hire
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.
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A Rustic Barn for a Timber Home in the Finger Lakes
This rustic barn structure was built to include two separate living spaces: a large area with a bar for entertaining, and a sec...
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How to Design a Timber Frame Exterior
The exterior of your timber frame is just as important as the inside.