If you are like most people interested in building a custom timber frame home, you have a lot of questions about design, layout, timber framing, construction techniques and sustainable building practices. Elegant Wood Homes was created as a way to provide you with the information you need.
Below is an overview of the departments which appear in each issue and the topics that are covered in each issue. All the past issues below are still available for download.
|ISSUE||the ARCHITECTURE||the LAYOUT||the LEGACY||the LIFESTYLE||the CONSTRUCTION|
|Sum 15||Understand Square Footage||Master Suite||Barn Inspired Timber Homes||Outdoor Enthusiasts||Building in Remote Sites||Passive House Exploration|
|Spr 15||Complexity of Design||Garages||More Than Beauitful Homes||Cottage Lifestyle||Building on a Slope||Breath Easier|
|Wint 14||Who Will Design Your Timber Frame Home?||The Benefit of Dormers||Saltbox Design||Attaining Your Dream||Residential Elevators||The Role of Windows|
|Fall 14||Timber Frame or Post & Beam?||Towers, Turrets & Cupolas||Timber Frame Hybrid Evolution||Living on an Acreage||Building on an Infill Lot||Heat Recovery Ventilators|
|Sum 14||View Corridors||Stairs||Timber Frame Covered Bridges||Cultural Influences||Window Schedule Overview||Blower Door Tests|
|Spr 14||The Role of Timber Framing||Loft Designs||Appeal Through the Ages||
|Building Faster||Geothermal Systems|
|Win 13||Maximizing Spaces||Kitchen Layouts||European Church Influences||Amongst the Mountains||Reclaimed Timbers||The Power of Solar|
|Fall 13||Naturally Lit Homes||Universal Design||The Tradition of Timber Raisings||Lakeside Living||Real vs. Cultured Stone||Timber Home Energy Envelope|
The Riverbend website gives a great overview of our process and building system, however; we were looking for a way to give you even more information. We decided that a digital magazine was the perfect way to provide relevant information in a way that is familiar and easy to digest.
Each issue showcases three unique timber homes, including expanded images of some of the houses in our photo gallery. Six departments provide information on a variety of topics that directly benefit your decision-making process. They are shown in detail below. Further adding to the experience, this digital platform allows us to present additional content in an interactive format.
In order to create a magazine that is interactive - with touchable actions and extra content - we chose to use a digital format. The magazines are delivered via an APP that you can download to your device. This includes iPads, iPhones, Kindle Fires, tablets and phones that run on the Android platform (and utilize Google Play store) as well as computers, phones and tablets that run Windows 8.
Although the App was not originally intended to be used on devices that don't enable touch, we have found that the Windows app does work on a computer that runs Windows 7. All the touch elements can be run with a mouse click. We suggest that anyone interested in purchasing an issue for the Windows 7 environment should sign up for the free issue and make sure the issue appears the way you want it to.