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Designing the Timber Frame Home of Your Dreams

Feb 16, 2018

Riverbend’s Custom Design THS™ Process 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. As part of our Custom Design Total Home Solution™ process, you will […]

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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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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 your home, and its living spaces, set on the property in relation to access, privacy, views, and the path of the sun. If typical, […]

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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?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 considering building an authentic timber frame home. You need facts and figures to plan your budget […]

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Love to Entertain? Add These Features To Your Layout

Nov 17, 2017

Having guests over for a party or a meal can bring much joy as well as many happy memories. However, it can also bring out, (or quickly remind you of), the ‘pain points’ of your current home’s floor plan. Does having a kitchen where everything everyone needs is somehow located in the same corner sound […]

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Design Ideas for Large Family Homes

Nov 02, 2017
great room timber framing

The dream of owning a timber frame home almost always includes a vision of making memories with your family. If you have a large family living under the same roof, creating space that accommodates everyone is always important. And, while it would be nice to build an enormous home for your family, budget typically dictates […]

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Cottage Timber Frame Homes

Oct 20, 2017
Foxwood timber frame concept

What do seven dwarfs, three little pigs, and one granny have in common? They all lived in a cottage. Although you may not envision your next home as something directly from a storybook, there are a lot of reasons to get excited about living in a cottage. Cottages tend to be smaller than traditional homes, […]

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European Style Timber Frame Homes

Aug 31, 2017

Throughout the years, television and movies have romanticized the look of European style architecture. The style first became popular in North America in the 1920s and 1930s, and remains a mainstream motif for new homes, including timber frame homes, today. History of European Style Architecture After World War I, soldiers stationed in Europe returned and […]

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Craftsman Timber Frame Homes

Aug 03, 2017

Exposed beams, detailed posts, and timber trusses. These are the hallmarks of Craftsman architecture that have forever tied it to modern timber frame homes. Since its inception, the architectural style, known for functional floor plans and ornate handcrafted touches, has remained popular. History of Craftsman Architecture Craftsman architecture has its origins in the Arts and […]

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How to Read Timber Frame Floor Plans

Nov 13, 2014
timber skeleton

Riverbend’s team spends a lot of time drawing, reviewing, and reading timber frame floor plans. For most of you, however, even if pursuing building a traditional timber frame home, it’s unlikely you’ve reviewed design concepts that include timber posts and truss work. While you don’t need to be an expert in reading floor plans, it […]

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