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Plan, Design & Build

Have questions about what goes into timber home construction? Need info on wood species, log profiles and corner styles? Looking for floor plan design tips and inspiration? The answers are at your fingertips.

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This Kitchen Filled With Natural Wood is a Must-See
Rustic materials and accommodating design make this timber frame kitchen rich with inspiration:
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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Designing a Timber Frame Specifically for Your Budget
Join this on-demand webinar presented by Timbercraft.
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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...
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Anatomy of a Timber Frame
Use this handy illustration as a guide to timber frame terminology:
Home Building Tools
Our Checklist for a Smooth Build
Follow these 8 steps to a productive, efficient build.
Open Land to Build Timber Home
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.
Designer Vs. Architect
What's the Difference Between Architects and Designers?
Architects design homes. So do designers. What’s the difference, and how do you choose?
Stock Vs. Custom Home Plan
Should You Buy a Stock Plan or Go Custom?
While it’s no secret that a stock plan will cost less up front, a well thought-out custom design may be cheaper in the long run...
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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
Deciding on a Timber Home
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!