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Framing & Trusses

A look at the different timber frame construction options and truss systems.

Timber Frame Anatomy Illustration
Anatomy of a Timber Frame
Use this handy illustration as a guide to timber frame terminology:
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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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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...
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.
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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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Timber Framing 101: What is a Timber Frame House?
Meticulously crafted and beautiful, timber frame homes are also versatile, energy-efficient and sturdy. But what exactly makes ...
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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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Stylish Support: Choosing Your Truss System
From elementary to advanced, the truss system you choose for your home will have an impact on your overall design.
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An Introduction to Essential Timber-Frame Terminology
Here are some of the key terms used in timber-frame construction.
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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 ans...