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.

Customizing Popular Home Floorplans
Three companies share their most popular designs — and the secrets for customizing them to suit you.
10 Questions to Answer Before Building a Timber Home
The answers to these 10 questions will help to get your project off to a running start when you're ready to start building a ti...
What is a Hybrid?
What are the benefits to building one?
Post and Beam Homes 10
Understanding the basics of post and beam construction.
6 Timber Home Kitchens
Who's hungry? Here's a taste of some beautiful timber home kitchens.
Creating an Inviting Timber Home Entryway
Set the right tone for your home at its onset with an inviting entryway.
Designing the Yard at Your Timber Home
A step-by-step guide to designing the yard at your timber home.
Building Tips & Costs For Your Timber Home
Found here: expert advice on building tips & costs per square foot & deck maintenance.
Farmhouse Style
Vintage appeal meets modern design in a home style that has stood the test of time.
Enclosing Time
Timber homes save you energy, time and money — from the outside in.
Wide Open Spaces
With stunning views and plenty of privacy, this barn-style home defines American beauty.
Laying the Groundwork
With their timber-home plans in hand, this family is finished laying the groundwork, and is ready to break ground and get their...
Maximizing Small Timber Home Kitchens
In a small home, spaces that pull double duty rule. And an eat-in kitchen is multitasking at its best.
Built to Last
The planning is done. The design is finalized. The timber frame has even been raised. Now it’s time to watch a dream become rea...
The Timber Home Difference
This free guide addresses timber frame homes from top to bottom, energy efficiency to layouts, joints and trusses to wood speci...
Choosing Windows For a Timber Home
Our go-to guide for choosing the best windows for your timber home.
Stylish Support: Choosing Your Truss System
From elementary to advanced, the truss system you choose for your home will have an impact on your overall design.
25 Tips to Small-Home Success
If you're thinking of building your own timber-home cabin or cottage, you'll need to be smart about your home's final design. W...