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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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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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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.
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New England Timber Barn Awarded "Outstanding" Green Design
A New England timber barn wins big with its highly efficient pre-fab design.
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Old Timbers Add Charm to a Reclaimed Home
A reclaimed home in North Carolina showcases the beauty of recycled materials.
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Reclaimed Timber: The Benefits of Recycled Materials
Reclaimed timbers help to minimize your carbon footprint while adding one-of-a-kind character to your home.
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Green Remodeling: Update Your Timber Home
Insider tips for mastering your green remodeling project.
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Tips for Creating Your Best Outdoor Fireplace
Learn how to design the ultimate outdoor fireplace to be enjoyed year-round.