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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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Timber Home Bath Design

May 24, 2019

Unlike the expansive spaces and sweeping ceilings so customary in Riverbend great rooms, baths are private retreats. Bath spaces serve as dressing areas, personal spas, or even a place to read. (Think: soaking tub.) Thus, whether you are designing a charming powder room for your guests, a luxury master bath for yourself, or both, thoughtful […]

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Meet Riverbend at an Event Near You

May 10, 2019

Technology, like email and video calls, has made communication easier and more effective than ever. For some people, however, nothing replaces meeting in person. If you are interested in meeting the team that may help you build your dream timber frame home, Riverbend Timber Framing offers many ways in which to do so. Meet your […]

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Achieving the Ideal Deck or Patio Design

Apr 23, 2019

The winter season is almost behind us, which means it’s time we start thinking about the long days of summer, barbecues, backyard games, iced tea, and the sweet fragrance of blooming flowers. With warm-weather activities right around the corner, it is also the perfect time to think about your timber frame home’s deck or patio […]

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Outdoor Timber Frame Living Spaces

Apr 19, 2019

As summer’s heat quickly approaches, the season of neighborhood barbecues, poolside get-togethers, and outdoor family activities will soon be upon us. For those who experienced an especially harsh winter, the summer season brings welcomed outdoor opportunities for relaxing and entertaining. Because today’s homeowners embrace outdoor living rooms and other outdoor living areas like never before […]

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Earn Energy Certifications with Riverbend

Mar 26, 2019

Incorporating energy efficient materials and methods into our timber frame homes is so popular that some homeowners now choose to go beyond energy efficiency; they aim for energy certification. This article outlines Riverbend’s approach to energy efficiency in a timber frame home—and how our process can easily incorporate your desire for certification—be it the United […]

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5 Ways to Plan for Energy Efficiency

Mar 22, 2019

Engineers, builders, and architects know that energy codes across Canada [i] and the United States have become increasingly rigorous. Nowhere is this perhaps more true than when these codes are related to the energy efficiency requirements of a new home. While existing homes can be retrofitted to a degree, professionals and buyers in the new […]

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Top 5 Designing Tips for Green Timber Framing

Mar 08, 2019

There are a number of benefits to building a Riverbend Timber Framing home. It will be beautifully designed to reflect your lifestyle and lovingly crafted by timber artisans. It will protect you and those you care about, enduring for generations. There is, however, an additional benefit to entrusting our experienced professionals with your dream home. […]

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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

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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A View of the Lake

Jan 25, 2019

Tom and Carol weren’t planning on a new home at all when they decided to move to Blind Lake outside Ann Arbor, Michigan; they were just going to renovate the family cottage. As part of that renovation they worked with architect H. Scott Diels to create an addition that would transform the small cottage into […]

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