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Planning a timber frame home involves more than just the floor plan; here you'll find expert advice on everything you need to get started, including budgeting, buying land, choosing wood, specifying a timber frame style, and more.

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The 5 Hottest Architectural Styles for Timber Homes
A look at five of the hottest architectural styles in today’s timber homes and the vocabulary vital to communicating the type of house you want to build.
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Questions & Answers From Timber Frame Experts
Building a timber home calls for some serious decision-making. To help you make the most informed decision possible, we chatted...
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How to Decide Where to Put Your Timber Home's Chimney
A reader writes in wondering where to put a chimney to get the most bang for their buck...
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How to Make the Most of a Modest Home Budget
Here's how to make sure your money goes where it matters most:
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How to Downsize Into a Timber Home
A reader writes in wondering what's the best way to build on a small scale:
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How to Make the Most of Your Space in a Small Timber Home Design
With a little forethought and healthy dose of good design, a tiny timber home will feel anything but cramped. Here’s how to mak...
A Sustainable North Carolina Timber Frame
Q+A: Can a Home Have Too Many Windows?
Where does function overrule form here?
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What's Your Dream Custom Home?
Figure out what kind of custom home you should build.
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9 Ways to Save Money on Home Construction Costs
Here are nine expert tips to keep your home construction budget from breaking the bank.
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How to Site Your Timber Frame Home on the Water
Want to boost your sense of well-being and happiness? Build your timber home along a body of water.
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Designing a Timber Frame Specifically for Your Budget
Join this on-demand webinar presented by Timbercraft.
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Why Timber Frame Homes Are So Sustainable
It’s not only the wood that makes people fall in love with timber frames — it’s their natural sustainability.
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Six Steps to a Healthy Timber Home
Keep your home’s interior fresh and fit with these six hints for cleaner indoor living.
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Anatomy of a Timber Frame
Use this handy illustration as a guide to timber frame terminology:
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Questions to Ask Before You Buy Land
A short and sweet list to help you walk through this big decision.
Picking the Perfect Property
How to Pick the Right Piece of Property
Scouting your property early in the process can uncover hidden costs and design challenges. Here’s how to prepare.
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Four Basic Timber Home Terms to Get You Started
Some intro terminology to get you going with your timber home research and planning
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Deciding on a Timber Home Style
Some introductory terminology to get you started in choosing a timber home provider and understanding what the inside and outsi...
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The Advantage of Using SIPs, or Structural Insulated Panels
Timber homes are leading the charge in comfort and energy efficiency, thanks to the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs), ...
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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!