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Expert advice for building a timber frame home, including advice on timber frame construction, eco-friendly building, window options, framing & trusses, insulation tips, wood choices and construction site management.

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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...
This Timber Frame Cottage Has Perfect Bicoastal Style
A Timber Home With Perfect Bicoastal Style
This Canadian cottage is complete, and it's a perfect combination of bicoastal style. Tour the modern waterfront home now!
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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.
What is a Party Barn?
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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Canadian Timberframes Journey Part 3: How to Design a Timber Frame Exterior
The exterior of your timber frame is just as important as the inside.
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The Party Barn: How to Build the Ultimate Timber Frame Barn
A symbol of American tradition, backyard barns have become the place to be for good old-fashioned fun! Here’s what you need t...
Your Guide to Designing a Timber Frame Barn Home
Your Guide to Designing a Timber Frame Barn Home
Barn-style homes are having a big moment in the sun. Check out these tips and trends to help you achieve that look in your timb...
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Are Geothermal Heat Systems Efficient?
Are geothermal heat systems really as efficient and cost effective as you think?
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The 5 Types of Trusses for Timber Frame Homes
In truss systems, engineering and art intersect, creating the open-concept designs that today’s buyers seek. But more important...
5 Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials Into Your Home
5 Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials Into Your Home
Here are a few of our favorite options on how to use reclaimed materials in your timber frame.
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.
How to Find the Best Time to Begin Construction on a Timber Frame
Canadian Timberframes Journey Part 2: How to Find the Best Time to Begin Construction on a Timber Frame
Construction runs smoothly thanks to a little forethought and attention to detail during the design phase.
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
What are the benefits of exotic hardwoods for exterior spaces, and are they worth the cost?
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 the...
Timber Frame History: Learn About This Old-World Practice
Timber Frame History: Learn About This Old-World Practice
With its roots firmly planted in Old World Europe, the tradition of timber framing branched out to North America and grew strong.