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Plan, Design & Build

Get planning and building tips for timber home construction, including info on budgeting, eco-friendly building advice, siting your home, interior & exterior design elements, and more.

Outdoor Shower at Coastal Timber Home
6 Smart Tips for Outdoor Showers
Stop dirt, sand, and more at the door.
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Rustic Mantel in Timber Frame Living Room
3 Ways to Achieve a Magnificent Mantel
The mantel is the perfect place to showcase your style and make a statement.
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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Timbercraft Resources
Learn from the experts at Timbercraft with their series of webinars.
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5 Timber Frame Homes With Must-See Outdoor Entertaining Spaces
From outdoor kitchens to cozy fire pits, these timber frame houses embrace the best in outdoor living.
One-Level Waterfront Timber Home
Design Considerations for a Waterfront Home
Does the home of your dreams have a gorgeous water view? Today’s products and materials can make waterfront living a showcase o...
Boat and Sunset on Lake
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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How to Design the Perfect Entryway
When it comes to designing a foyer that welcomes, it’s all about form meeting function.
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Design Ideas to Dress Up Your Ceilings
Don’t let your timber home’s ceilings play second fiddle to other design elements in your home. Use these ideas to take them fr...
Kitchen by Centre Sky Architecture
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.
Curved Staircase in a Timber Home
What to Consider When Designing a Staircase
Staircases, often taken for granted, can be one of the most important architectural elements in your home.
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11 Tips to Design the Perfect Entertaining Space
Must-have tips for planning the ultimate gathering spot.
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Get the Glam Look With These Timber Home Finds
“Luxury” doesn’t have to break the bank. Add some glam to your home with these glitzy finds.
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How to Site Your Home to Maximize Energy Efficiency
These 3 basics will make your timber home even greener, and hopefully save you some money too.
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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.
Wiring and Ductwork
How to Plan Your Wiring and Ductwork
What goes on behind your four walls requires a lot of planning. Here’s how to get your systems straight.
Timber Home Construction
Who Actually Builds Your Home?
Whoever builds the home, the best qualifications are that the person provide reliable, qualified subcontractors and that you fe...