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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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The Timber Home Difference
This free guide addresses timber frame homes from top to bottom, energy efficiency to layouts, joints and trusses to wood species, as well as post-and-beam vs. timber framing.
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Choosing Windows For a Timber Home
Our go-to guide for choosing the best windows for your timber home.
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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.
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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...
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Savvy Shopper: Cabin-Inspired Decor
Our favorite finds for achieving modern cabin style.
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2013 Readers' Choice Awards – Runners-Up
In our first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards survey, we presented close to 150 entries in more than nine different categories to ou...
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2013 Readers' Choice Awards – Winners
In our first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards survey, we presented close to 150 entries in more than nine different categories to ou...
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One Floor Plan, Four Ways
A handful of homeowners customize a popular plan to make it their own.
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8 Pro Planning Pointers
Expert advice for creating the perfect plan.
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10 Inspirational Outdoor Spaces
From decks to covered patios, we share 10 of our all-time favorite outdoor living areas.
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6 Big Ideas for Small Timber Homes
Most consumers are realizing that a smaller footprint will save energy, money and provide a house that better suits their lifes...
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10 Unique Timber Home Bathrooms
Looking for ideas for your home's most relaxing spaces? Check out 10 unique timber-home bathrooms.
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10 Unique Timber-Home Bathrooms
Looking for ideas for your home's most relaxing spaces? Check out 10 unique timber-home bathrooms.
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3 Steps to the Perfect Lighting Scheme
Tips for creating an effective lighting scheme in your timber home.
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Plan Perfect: Kitchen & Dining Considerations
Because of frequent use, the kitchen and dining areas should be planned to near perfection. Here's how.
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Mountain Timber Home Showcases Energy-Efficiency Construction
Energy efficiency was the goal, but reclaimed materials and an eye for detail give this Montana mountain timber home a little f...
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4 Tips to Good Outdoor Lighting
Brighten your outdoor areas with stylish yet practical lighting options.
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A Checklist for Timber Home Bathroom Design
How to design a timber home bathroom that suits the style and layout of your new home.
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Renew Your Timber Home With Antique Decor
Antique decor fits perfectly in timber homes, which are often revered for their versatility. Complement your timber-framed home...
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Creating a Country Kitchen
Tips for creating the ultimate country kitchen for your timber-frame home.