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Find out more about what’s going on in the exciting world of Riverbend Timber Framing. We look forward to keeping you filled in on the latest and greatest that timber frame homes have to offer. Get the latest news, updates, articles, events, & more.


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Timber Framing History Part III

Oct 12, 2018

This is the third article of a four-part series about the history of timber framing. For those of you currently living in the warm embrace of a timber frame home, we hope you have developed a stronger sense of the bond between your home and its relationship with the past. For readers pondering a timber […]

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Timber Framing History Part II

Sep 27, 2018

Part One of this series on the history of timber framing saw us review thousands of years of history across multiple continents. Today’s article introduces you to the history behind timber framing’s rich traditions. Still carried out today, timber frame traditions range from ceremonies to saw marks. One thing these traditions have in common? Each […]

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Timber Framing History Part I

Sep 14, 2018

This month begins our four part blog article series, “Timber Framing History.” As you contemplate designing and building your timber frame home, you may find yourself seeking a deeper understanding about the origins, geographical adaptation, and traditions of timber framing itself.  By knowing a bit more about how timber frame building methods evolved over time, […]

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Four Things You Should Know Before Selecting A Timber Frame Company

Aug 17, 2018

Selecting a timber framing company to design and build your dream home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Over the past 40 years, Riverbend Timber Framing has helped thousands of people design and build their custom timber frame homes. Read on to learn about some things you should know before […]

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Add Space with a Timber Frame Loft

Mar 20, 2018

A timber frame home is crafted with trusses that are both functional, beautiful, and meant to be seen. This open, vaulted space holds potential to create an additional living space in your home. So, if you are building a timber frame home, why not consider including a loft? Where Should the Loft Go? The shape […]

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Solar Panels and Timber Frame Homes

Mar 02, 2018

Imagine how much energy and cost you could save if you generated power for your timber home from the sun. Most people would agree that the ability to generate their own solar power sounds great, but how practical is it? Residential solar panels, or photovoltaic (PV) panels, have been around for a long time. When […]

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Designing the Timber Frame Home of Your Dreams

Feb 16, 2018

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk through your future home to make sure it is exactly what you envisioned? At Riverbend, we want to give you the best preview of what your home will look like. When your design is presented you will receive a detailed artistic rendering and a virtual reality walk-through. […]

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Commercial Timber Frame Buildings

Feb 02, 2018

Timber framing is not just a great idea for residential homes, it is a creative way to build commercial structures as well. Many commercial buildings use timber framing to create iconic and memorable spaces. From churches to offices, timber framing’s traditional beauty can help define and enhance a large building. As such, it has remained […]

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Site Orientation

Jan 19, 2018

Site orientation is one of the first, and most important, things you will decide when designing your dream timber frame home. So, what exactly is site orientation? Site orientation includes how the home (and its living spaces) sit on the property in relation to access, privacy, views, and the path of the sun. Your will […]

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Calculate the Cost of Your Dream Timber Frame Home

Jan 05, 2018

How much do timber frame homes cost to build? How can I compare the cost to build different timber frame homes? How can I calculate the cost to build my dream home? These questions have undoubtedly crossed your mind if you are thinking about building a timber frame home. You need facts and figures to […]

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