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Timber Home Wood Options

There are many timber wood options to choose from when buying or building a post and beam home. Here's a look at some of the options for wood species, styles, uses, wood treatments and more for your timber frame home.

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What You Need to Know About the Most Common Wood Species
The details of each variety may seem small, but their effect is huge.
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Getting Creative with Natural Materials
How creative can you really get with natural building materials?
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What is a Natural Timber Home?
What exactly is a naturally built timber home, and what sets it apart from other homes?
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4 Types of Wood Used for Timber Frames
These 4 different types of wood are the perfect building blocks for your next timber frame home.
What You Need to Ask Your Timber Provider Before You Hire
What You Need to Ask Your Timber Provider Before You Hire
Jeff and Stephanie Bowes of Canadian Timberframes share three topics to address before choosing a timber provider.
Why Air-Dried Timbers Will Save You Energy
Why Air-Dried Timbers Will Save You Energy
Letting nature run its course on your timbers can help preserve energy and money at the cost of time and planning.
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
What are the benefits of exotic hardwoods for exterior spaces, and are they worth the cost?
What is a Hybrid Home?
What is a Hybrid Home?
So exactly what is a hybrid home? A hybrid home is designed and built from a pleasing combination various materials--for exampl...
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Timber Framing 101: What is a Timber Frame House?
Here's your crash course in timber framing. We cover everything you need to know about how modern design meets traditional craf...
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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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Wall & Roof Options for Timber Frame Homes
Understand the wall and roof choices for your timber home.
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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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Using Reclaimed Wood in Timber Home Design
Vintage charm and one-of-a-kind character make reclaimed wood a winner with homeowners.
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4 Steps for Buying or Building a Timber Home
Follow these fundamentals, and you’ll be on the road to timber home perfection. These steps will show you how to buy or start b...
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Old Timbers Add Charm to a Reclaimed Home
A reclaimed home in North Carolina showcases the beauty of recycled materials.
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Reclaimed Timber: The Benefits of Recycled Materials
Reclaimed timbers help to minimize your carbon footprint while adding one-of-a-kind character to your home.
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4 Options for Timber Frame Roof Materials
When the time comes to picking a timber frame roof, make sure you are informed. Here are the pros and cons of some popular opti...
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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...