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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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An Alberta Timber Home Update

Oct 02, 2012

What started as a festive timber frame home Raising event during the snowy season in Alberta, is now nearing completion. Enjoy an inside look at a client’s Alberta timber home oasis beautifully nestled at the base of the Canadian Rockies. The custom timber home is just outside Calgary on a large plot of land overlooking […]

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A Sales Manager’s Perspective on Building in Canada

Sep 18, 2012

The tradition and legacy of a timber frame home is something that is as common throughout Canada as it is in the U.S. From the initial design to the time-honored timber frame Raising events to the finished home, Riverbend helps clients achieve their dream homes across Canada. Today we speak with our sales manager, Canadian […]

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Maximizing Spaces

Aug 21, 2012

Perhaps you are someone who enjoys the elegance and architectural beauty of traditional timber framing, but building a 4,000 square foot home is simply not feasible for you. How do you decrease your timber frame floor plan square footage without sacrificing crucial spaces in your home design? Here are three tips to help you maximize […]

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Designing Your Master Suite

Aug 14, 2012

Your master suite is more than just the place you rest your head at night; it is also a secluded space to relax away from the open, community rooms of the rest of the home. Including specific features in your master suite’s design ensures that your private oasis is an area that fits both your […]

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Defining Timber Framing

Aug 07, 2012

As you visit multiple wood home manufacturing websites, and read about various building systems, it sometimes becomes confusing. While the character and beauty seen in a wood home instantly catches the eye, not every wood house uses the same construction methods or building materials. Here are some explanations to help define timber framing from other […]

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Timber Frame Homes From Shore to Shore

Jul 24, 2012

For over 30 years, Riverbend has built custom timber frame homes for clients across Canada, the United States, and beyond. Highlights of three of these homes, including their unique stories, are below. Regardless of where you live, Riverbend offers the experience needed to help you design and build the timber frame home of your dreams.  Craftsman-style […]

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The Open Space of a Timber Home

Jul 10, 2012

One of the most cherished elements of a traditional timber frame home is its lovely open space. Bents and intricate timber skeletons provide the necessary structural support, reducing the need for interior load-bearing walls. This results in spacious, flowing layouts. Whether it is the beautiful continuation of your kitchen into your dining and great room, […]

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Compact Plan Offers Architectural Interest

Jun 19, 2012

When you build a custom timber frame home, you want it to stand out from the crowd; it should be an extension of your lifestyle and unique personality. When your floor plan is a sweeping 5,000 square feet, it’s easy to add those unique details to your home. However, that doesn’t mean a floor plan […]

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Why Not Make It Custom?

Jun 05, 2012

Making the decision about designing and building a timber frame dream home? Now is the perfect time. This summer, view floor plan concepts, learn your design preferences, and begin planning your future custom home. We are highlighting Riverbend floor plan ideas to inspire you to make it custom. Because we launch new design concepts on […]

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A Naturally Lit Timber Home

May 22, 2012

Traditional timber frame building is well-known for designs tailored around open interior spaces that highlight the home’s timber elements. Timber framing, however, famously offers another interior delight: light. When you design a timber frame home, the incorporation of light, both artificial and natural, is of critical importance. This is because it dramatically impacts your finished […]

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