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Before breaking ground on your own timber home project, check out our timber home building tips, put together to offer expert advice on hiring professionals, choosing materials and navigating the construction process.

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4 Unique Timber-Frame Traditions
4 Unique Timber-Frame Traditions
In the timber-frame construction process, there are a few steps and traditions not found in conventional home building, and they're all part of the charm and history of the timber-framing craft.
Is PEX Plastic Tubing Better than Copper?
Is PEX Plastic Tubing Better than Copper?
Why plastic tubing is replacing copper water pipes in homes.
What Designers Wished You Knew Before Building
What Designers Wished You Knew Before Building
Have you ever wished you had the inside scoop on what designers wished their clients knew before planning a custom home?
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We Answer The Common Questions + Myths about Hybrid Homes
Davis Frame Co. co-founder and president Jeff Davis answers questions often asked about building a hybrid home.
What is a Hybrid Home?
What is a Hybrid Home?
Mixed materials bring new meaning to the term "hybrid home".
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How to Build Your Timber House for Vacation + Retirement
You'll want to think about how you'll maintain your timber home for vacation and retirement as you age.
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 stres...
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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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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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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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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Reclaimed Wood in Timber Home Design
Vintage charm and one-of-a-kind character make reclaimed wood a winner with homeowners.
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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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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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Small, Green & Affordable: A Well-Designed Timber Home in Colorado
A timber framer builds his home on a tight budget, trading square footage for space and special touches in a few important places.
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Q & A: How to Convey Your Ideas to Timber Frame Professionals
The things you need to do before you start talking to your timber frame professional.
Top 15 Questions About Timber-Frame Houses
No doubt you’ve got questions about timber-frame houses: building them, designing them, living in them. Thankfully, we have answers.
6 Tips for Working with Contractors
Developing a positive relationship with your contractor is a key to keeping headaches to a minimum.