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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.
What is a Party Barn?
What is a Party Barn?
A symbol of American tradition, backyard barns have become the place to be for good old-fashioned fun!
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How to Design a Timber Frame Exterior
The exterior of your timber frame is just as important as the inside.
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Party Barns: How to Build the Ultimate Timber Frame Barn
A symbol of American tradition, backyard barns have become the place to be for good old-fashioned fun! Here’s what you need t...
Your Guide to Designing a Timber Frame Barn Home
Your Guide to Designing a Timber Frame Barn Home
Barn-style homes are having a big moment in the sun. Check out these tips and trends to help you achieve that look in your timb...
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Are Geothermal Heat Systems Efficient?
Are geothermal heat systems really as efficient and cost effective as you think?
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6 Farm House Decor Items We Love
You don’t have to live in the country to reap the benefits of farm-inspired home decor. Whether you’re looking for one signatur...
The Benefits of Building a Hybrid Timber Frame Home
The Benefits of Building a Hybrid Timber Frame Home
Whether you want an eclectic look or a way to keep the budget in check, a hybrid timber home offers a variety of advantages.
How to Design a Functional Outdoor Area
How to Design a Functional Outdoor Area
Just a few extra elements will turn an ordinary patch of grass into a relaxing backyard retreat and outdoor area.
How to Add Groundcover to Your Log Home Yard
The 3 Key Components of Yard Design
A well-designed yard is broken up into three areas. Here's what they are and how best to use them.
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5 Timber Frame Farmhouse Kitchens
The kitchen. It’s the hottest room in the house, so it deserves your full attention. Use our gallery of gorgeous timber frame f...
How to Develop a Landscape Plan
How to Develop a Landscape Plan
To make the best use of your timber home's property, start with our easy 3-step process.
5 Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials Into Your Home
5 Ways to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials Into Your Home
Here are a few of our favorite options on how to use reclaimed materials in your timber frame.
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.
How to Find the Best Time to Begin Construction on a Timber Frame
How to Find the Best Time to Begin Construction on a Timber Frame
Construction runs smoothly thanks to a little forethought and attention to detail during the design phase.
The Timber Accent Remodel in the New York Finger Lakes
The Timber Accent Remodel in the New York Finger Lakes
Timber accents transform a dated home in the New York Finger Lakes region
Say Goodbye to the Kitchen Triangle
Say Goodbye to the Kitchen Triangle
Traditional kitchen design ideas move aside to make way for new techniques that increase efficiency and make better use of space.
How to Build a Functional Timber-Frame Kitchen
How to Build a Functional Timber-Frame Kitchen
Large or small, open-concept or gallery style—every timber home kitchen shares the same five fundamental elements. Here's what ...
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
Are Exotic Hardwoods Worth the Cost?
For our home's exterior spaces, we're consider exotic hardwood decking. What are the benefits of exotic hardwoods, and are they...
3 Ways to Create a Modern Rustic Timber Home
3 Ways to Create a Modern Rustic Timber Home
A rustic look on a timber home isn't always easy, but these three tips should help when planning your modern rustic timber home.