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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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Home Building with Enercept Structural Insulated Panels
Join this virtual home show presentation about structural insulated panels.
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Spring & Summer Virtual Home Show
Join the ALL NEW 2020 Spring & Summer Virtual Home Show!
Sand Creek Post and Beam Farmhouse Style Home With Gambrel Roof
Why Farmhouse Style Is a Timeless Choice
Today’s hottest design trend — farmhouse style — is deeply rooted in the past.
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On-Demand Webinar: The Timber Frame Industry
Join this on-demand webinar for an expert look at the timber frame industry.
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How to Get the Luxury Look for Less
Get a posh interior without paying the price.
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Tips to Make a Small Floor Plan Work
Five of our favorite pointers for small-space success:
Timber Home Exterior
Your Timber Home Starts Here
The most important thing to understand? It's a process. Begin yours here:
Notebook for Topics to Discuss
9 Topics to Discuss With Timber Companies
Buying a custom timber home is a one of the biggest commitments you’ll make in your life — you’ll want to ensure you’ve got the...
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5 Tips for Designing a Floor Plan That "Flows"
Expert tips for designing a gratifying timber home floor plan:
Humidity on Windows
Protecting Your Timber Home (Inside and Out!) From Humidity
Six tips to keeping your timber home nice and dry, no matter your climate
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The Case for Designing a Custom Floor Plan
Before you set your sights on the stock-plan route too firmly, you may want to explore the benefits of drafting a timber home t...
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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 o...
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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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Making the Most of a Modest Budget
Here's how to make sure your money goes where it matters most:
A Small Timber Home Built for Two
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?