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Planning to Build in 2020? Start Now.

May 10, 2019

The clock is ticking. If you want to start building your timber frame home in 2020, now is the time to start your custom home design. Riverbend typically recommends you start the design process approximately one year in advance of your desired construction start date. However, in today’s vigorous economy, you may wish to consider […]

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Timber Framing vs. Post and Beam

Feb 08, 2019
timber frame truss

While researching timber frame homes, you likely read the words “post and beam.” Did you wonder if they were related to timber framing? Or, perhaps you thought they were a synonym for timber framing. This article explores the differences between post and beam and timber framing because, although post and beam and timber framing share […]

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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
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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, these traditions range from ceremonies to saw marks. One thing these traditions have in common? Each appears […]

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Timber Framing History Part I

Sep 14, 2018
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This month begins our four part blog article series, “Timber Framing History.” As you contemplate designing and building your custom home, you may find yourself seeking a deeper understanding about the origins, geographical adaptation, and traditions of this ancient craft. By knowing a bit more about how timber frame building methods evolved over time, and […]

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Commercial Timber Frame Buildings

Feb 02, 2018
toledo zoo gift shop timber framed

Timber framing is more than just a lovely idea for residential buildings. It is also a creative way in which to build commercial structures. Many commercial buildings use timber framing because it results in iconic and memorable spaces. From churches and shops, to bridges and clubs, timber framing’s traditional beauty helps define and enhance commercial […]

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Timber Frame Home Craftsmanship

Dec 07, 2017
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Every timber frame home is reminiscent of yesteryear. Over the course of centuries, timber framing has evolved. Yet, one thing remains constant – craftsmanship. Let’s take a moment to learn about timber framing and and how it has changed over the centuries. Traditional Timber Frame Home Fabrication Fabrication, transforming a round log into a square timber, is […]

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Mountain Style Timber Frame Homes in 2018

Sep 29, 2017
alberta timber frame home rendering

Mountain style timber frame homes perfectly blend into North America’s many landscapes. This is because the architectural style reflects the rustic landscapes of the mountains themselves. From the Canadian Rockies to the Appalachians of America, these Mountain style homes also include stunning elements and uncommon beauty. Therefore, it’s easy to take advantage of views, capitalize […]

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Timber Cabin Construction in Saskatchewan

Jul 06, 2017

A ‘Construction-side’ Chat Riverbend recently had a few moments to catch up with Kerri of Saskatchewan, whose Riverbend timber frame cabin home is currently being raised on a lake outside of St. Walburg. Read below to see what inspired her waterfront-style home and how construction is going so far. Riverbend Timber Framing (RTF): Why are […]

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