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.

How to Maintain Your Wormy Maple Floor
Wormy or ambrosia maple is known for its white and dark wood tones, but it can lose color over time. Here's how to keep your wormy maple floor looking its best.
We Take This Floor Plan and Customize It Six Ways
Floor plans are more flexible than you think, so we took one floor plan and re-designed it six different ways.
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.
Timber Home Living's Holiday Gift Guide
These unique products are perfect holiday gifts for the special people in your life.
6 Darling Porch Items You'll Need This Summer
Make your timber home living easy this summer with these fun and functional products.
Incorporate Artistic Tiles in Your Timber Home Bathroom
Takes these tips on choosing a bathroom tile that will create a unique flair in your home.
Design a Small Timber Home Kitchen
Easy to clean, super efficient and cost saving — small kitchens are all that and more. Take this advice for trimming the kitchen fat while still cooking up a functional, fabulous heart for your timber home.
The Beauty of Built-Ins in Timber Homes
When a home employs the open-format layout popular in many timber homes, it can be even more difficult to find places to stash belongings. Enter the concept of custom built-ins in timber homes.
8 Ways to Add Color to Your Timber Home
The perfect hue can bring out the best in any space. Add color to your timber home with eight strategies from the experts.
Entertaining Design in Timber Homes
If you’re designing your home and planning to entertain, here are a few tips to make your abode as accommodating as possible.
SIPs vs. Stick-Built Construction
The main contributor to the exceptional efficiency of a timber home is the building envelope, starting with structural insulated panels (SIPs).
5 Tips For Choosing a Floor Plan
Learn the 5 most important tips for choosing, designing and financing a floor plan for your new timber home. See 10 top floor plans for inspiration.
Barn Inspired Timber Homes
The classic barn design is an inspiration for timber home architects everywhere, creating beautiful structural looks using this clean post and beam trend.
The Timber Home Building Process & Lessons Learned
Expert advice during the building process takes the Olsens’ timber-frame project from good to great.
Video: Differences between Architects and Designers
This free video will outline the major differences between architects and designers to help you determine which service is best for your home project.
Video: 5 Steps to Site Your Home
This free video demonstrates 5 easy steps to help you site your home and understand the impact your property has on your future floorplan.
Video: Three Benefits of Timber Framing
Discover the three benefits of timber framing in this informative segment.
Window Shopping
Our go-to guide for choosing the best windows for your timber home.
The Role of Timber Framing
Timber frame design choices play an integral part in the final look of a custom home. Here are a few tips to get you started.