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Canadian Timber Frame Favourites

Jul 19, 2019
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Of the 5,000-plus homes we have brought to life across North America, a good percentage are found in Canada. From the misty shores of Vancouver Island to the vast vistas of the Great Canadian Plains, the tradition of timber framing flourishes in the Great White North. Subsequently, this article spotlights some of our favourite Canadian […]

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Timber Trusses Help Define the Space

Feb 22, 2019

Growing up, you likely heard it’s “what is on the inside” that matters most. Or maybe it was the more, colloquial version, “Never judge a book by its cover.” Regardless of which one sounds more familiar to you, timber frame home owners and craftsman alike embrace these truisms every day. This is because, (beautiful exteriors […]

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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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Selecting Your Architectural Style Part One

Dec 21, 2018

This article begins a three-part series taking you on a tour through Riverbend’s six architectural styles. After almost 40 years designing and crafting timber frame homes, the Riverbend team has the knowledge and expertise to assist you with the initial planning of your dream home. For many clients, choosing architectural style is the first step. […]

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Timber Framing History Part II

Sep 27, 2018
timber frame topping out ceremony

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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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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Questions to Ask Before You Begin

Oct 01, 2014
Cook County entryway

For centuries, people have chosen timber framing as their preferred building style. This is because of its traditional beauty, durability, and overall visual impact. If you are planning to build, you might know from day one that you want to have a timber frame home, but how do you go about finding the right company […]

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Timber Frame Joinery

Jul 16, 2014
timber frame joinery

Beauty, strength, and detail—these are the hallmarks of traditional timber framing. Comprised of joints and connections developed centuries ago, these methods of construction are still employed today. From hand tools and chisels, to modern precision machinery, a timber frame’s connections not only provide an enduring framework, they also integrate with the beauty of the home […]

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A Labor of Love in Kentucky

Sep 03, 2013

For this couple, the journey to their custom Kentucky home went beyond choosing the perfect location and creating a design; they wanted to build the home themselves. So, after years of thought and research, the couple purchased farmland in Western Kentucky. With their site secured, Doug and Julie began searching for the right company with […]

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