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A number of elements contribute to your unique timber home design. Get expert advice on decor, furnishings, timber frame finishing materials and floor plan design.

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Our Favorite Double-Duty Furniture for Small Timber Homes
Got room? In a smaller home, it’s all about making every inch of space work — even when it comes to your furnishings.
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12 Essential Tips to Small-Home Success
Follow these tips, tricks, and ideas to create a timber home that’s sweet and petite.
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A Timber Home Kitchen That Does the Hard Work for You
Take a peek inside this stunning kitchen that makes entertaining a snap.
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7 Ways to Add Individuality to Your Timber Home
Don’t let your home look like everyone else’s on the block. Infuse it with individuality in the most unexpected places.
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6 Smart Tips for Outdoor Showers
Stop dirt, sand, and more at the door.
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3 Ways to Achieve a Magnificent Mantel
The mantel is the perfect place to showcase your style and make a statement.
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5 Timber Frame Homes With Must-See Outdoor Entertaining Spaces
From outdoor kitchens to cozy fire pits, these timber frame houses embrace the best in outdoor living.
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How to Design the Perfect Entryway
When it comes to designing a foyer that welcomes, it’s all about form meeting function.
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This Rustic Kitchen is a Must-See
This rustic kitchen mixes it up with two sinks, a generously sized kitchen island, and a variety of natural and reclaimed wood.
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DIY Design: Concrete Imprints
Add your own fossil-like imprints to concrete to give your timber frame home an aged appearance.
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How to Create a Hobby Room
Design a personalized space dedicated to what you love to do and get inspired by these fun examples.
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How to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel
The mantel is an underestimated fireplace feature that can set the tone in any living space. Here's how to decorate a fireplace...
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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...
Why a Wood-Burning Fireplace is Worth the Investment
Why a Wood-Burning Fireplace is Worth the Investment
It's time to rekindle your romance with an old flame: the wood-burning fireplace.
How to Design Your Home for Holiday Entertaining
How to Design Your Home for Holiday Entertaining
Whatever your holiday traditions may be, make sure your timber home is decorated to match the festive family fun this winter.
6 Festive Timber Frames Decorate for the Holidays
6 Festive Timber Homes Decorated for the Holidays
Find some seasonal inspiration for your home in our gallery of holiday timber homes. How will you decorate your wintry abode?
Donna Peak's Holiday Traditions
Donna Peak's Holiday Traditions
Editor in Chief Donna Peak reveals some of her family's favorite holiday traditions. What do your family traditions look like?
Timber-Frame Gazebo Inspiration
Timber-Frame Gazebo Inspiration
A well-designed timber-frame gazebo provides a flexible outdoor living space perfect for a range of gatherings.
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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3 Tips for Lighting Your Vaulted Ceiling
Successful lighting design in a timber home with cathedral and vaulted ceilings soaring 20-plus feet into the air creates an ad...