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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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Where Will Guests Stay in Your New Home?

Jan 29, 2013

A traditional timber frame home, with its wood-to-wood connections and wide open spaces, is built to be shared with family and friends. Whether it is that lakefront getaway your grandchildren visit in the summer or your extended family’s mountain retreat for the holidays, you want your home to be a place of comfort and relaxation […]

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Blending Timber Structure and Design

Jan 22, 2013

You know you want the natural beauty of traditional timber framing flowing within your future home. You’ve even found some floor plan concepts you’ll use to inspire your project’s layout. But, have you considered the framing itself? What do you want your truss and bent systems to look like and how will you interpret that […]

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A Waterfront Haven in Alberta

Jan 15, 2013

Gwen and Bill had been dreaming of building a unique home on their lakefront property for years. Located just a few hours away from their primary home in Manning, Alberta, the couple was looking for a building style that would enhance the natural beauty of their waterfront build site. Loving the elegance of traditional timber […]

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Spotlight on Unique Spaces

Dec 11, 2012

No two Riverbend home design concepts are the same. Whether you are looking at exteriors or interiors, every design concept has a unique space. Explore the floor plan concepts below. Each offers a unique master suite, great room, kitchen, or outdoor living space. Find your design inspiration. Sonoma Hills Master Suite European style architecture comprises […]

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The Many Locations of the Melody Lane

Dec 05, 2012

Riverbend has a reputation for creating beautiful design concepts that have inspired the creation of countless dream homes. Forever popular, the Melody Lane concept, (shown above), has sparked countless versions of timber frame homes. Each beautifully modified home fits different build locations and families, yet still retains elements of the original architectural design. The Melody […]

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The Kitchen Work Triangle

Nov 27, 2012

When most homeowners begin the process of designing their home, the kitchen’s design is always of utmost importance. However, there are often times where how they will work within that space is overlooked. The design idea known as the “kitchen work triangle” is a key factor in ensuring your kitchen space is functional and efficient. […]

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Treating Your Timber Framing

Nov 06, 2012

Looking at timber framing, it’s easy to see how the timbers, both inside and out, impact a home’s complete look. Determining the impression you want your timbers to convey, now and later, helps you determine how to treat them Exterior Look and Feel A timber frame home’s first impression to the world is its exterior. […]

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From Inspiration to Finished Design

Oct 23, 2012

It’s sometimes believed that the custom home design process begins with browsing a few plans and ends with choosing one. However, for many people, the search starts well before looking at actual plans. For them, simple admiration of houses in a magazine turns into a scrapbook of dream homes. Still another type of person will […]

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Loft Space Design

Oct 16, 2012

When it comes to authentic timber frame design, a beloved element included in virtually every home is a vaulted ceiling featuring a timber truss system. Another time-honored tradition of timber framed homes, however, is the loft. And, loft spaces are easily designed into the expansive, open spaces amidst the soaring ceilings. Whether you include a […]

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Creating a Relationship

Oct 09, 2012

Riverbend strives to be present and actively available for potential, current, and past clients. But, how do we do this when you might be located anywhere from five to 5,000 miles away? There is great value in relationships in any situation, but rarely more so than when it comes to your home. This is why […]

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