The Art and Craft of a Riverbend Timber Frame Home
To us, your home is more than a structure; it is a source of artistic pride. The timbers that create the frame of your home provide natural beauty and warmth. What attracts so many to the idea of owning a timber frame home is the feeling the wood evokes. As your home begins to take shape, our pride in creation becomes your pride in ownership.
Rooted in Tradition
During these times of faster, newer, we often long to slow the pace and reconnect with nature and tradition. Riverbend utilizes the traditional techniques of crafting timber frame homes to create a living space that is both organic and vibrant. Each connection has its own character; every truss offers a brief glimpse into the past. Through the tradition of timber framing we can design homes that will match your style, while maintaining the innate look and feel that comes from centuries of craftsmanship.
Details Make the Difference
As you enter your Riverbend home you notice the timbers of course, but as you look closer you see the intricate details that go into each connection. Whether it is a complex truss system overhead or the space where a post meets the cross beam in your kitchen, each timber has character. When we design your frame we purposefully craft each connection for strength and beauty.
The beauty of your timber frame home is a direct extension of the quality of the wood used and the precision of its manufacturing. At Riverbend we recommend using either Oak or Douglas Fir to create your signature home.
Oak is a dense hardwood that has been used in traditional timber frame homes for centuries. One reason is because its shear strength enables more delicate connections to be created. Additionally, many clients are looking for the character imparted by the knots and grain-figuring of Oak.
With our years of experience, we have found that Douglas Fir also provides our clients with the level of craftsmanship they demand. With its complex grain structure Douglas Fir is less prone to checking and twisting. Douglas Fir is also strong, flexible and available in a variety of sizes.