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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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The Moderns™ Part 3

Dec 07, 2018

This article completes our three part blog series on our newest architectural style, The Moderns™. In part one, we shared the inspiration for the series as well as some practical tips on location and consideration. In part two, we delved into the largest of the floor plan concepts, the Newport, as well as the Wright, […]

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The Moderns™ Part 2

Nov 23, 2018

Approximately two years ago, in response to an increasing demand for additional modern home floor plan concepts from our clientele, the Riverbend design team put itself to work on a new collection, The Moderns™. This distinctive timber frame home style, exclusive to Riverbend Timber Framing, blends our tradition of high-quality timber craftsmanship with the forward-thinking […]

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The Moderns™ Part 1

Nov 05, 2018

While architectural style is always an important topic for anyone considering a timber frame home, not everyone may know how timber framing and modern architecture beautifully complement one another. It’s for this reason that we begin a multi-part series focused on The Moderns™, our exclusive collection of concepts inspired by mid-century modern design. If your […]

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Timber Framing History Part IV

Oct 26, 2018

Over the past several weeks, we have been exploring the history of timber framing. From Ancient Rome to the Baby Boomers, the crescendos of timber frame building have gracefully ebbed and flowed to present times. And, while traditional techniques, such as the use of mortise and tenon joinery, remain an important standard of good craftsmanship, […]

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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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