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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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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...
How High to Hang a Light Fixture?
How High Should You Hang Light Fixtures in Timber Homes?
How high or low should you hang your lighting fixtures? Here are a few quick guidelines.
Lighting Definitions: Lighting Styles for Your Timber Frame
Lighting Definitions: Lighting Styles for Your Timber Frame
Confused about all of the different lighting options out there? Here’s a brief overview of different fixtures.
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4 Types of Lighting Used in Homes
Light is light, right? Actually, no. A variety of light sources are needed for safety, livability and ambiance. It can help you...
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Answers to Your Timber Frame Stain + Sealant Questions
Choosing timber-frame appropriate stains and sealants will ensure your home is as strong as it is stunning.
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6 Farmhouse Decor Items We Love
You don’t have to live in the country to reap the benefits of farm-inspired home decor. Whether you’re looking for one signatur...
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How to Make a Little Kitchen Have a Big Impact
No matter your square footage, here are a few ideas for kitchen space savers.
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The Reason For Half-Baths
Half-baths shouldn't be ignored in your timber frame home; they serve a purpose. Make them stand out with tips from an expert.
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Creating a Budget-Friendly Bath in Your Timber Frame Home
Creating an amazing, budget-friendly bath has never been easier. Here are five tips to get you started.