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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 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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Log Home Expert’s View on Timber Framing

Apr 02, 2013
timber frame loft

This week, we asked log home industry leader and editor of the Log Home Directory, Tom Heatherington, what his thoughts were about traditional timber framing as compared to log homes. Read below as he shares his opinion. What are the main differences you see between log and timber frame homes?  It’s amazing to me how […]

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Defining Timber Framing

Aug 07, 2012
mortise and tenon

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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Choosing A Timber Frame Company

Feb 08, 2012
timber frame home base package design

Once you’ve made the decision that building a timber frame home is what you want, your next thoughts become about finding the right company that works for you. You know you want a home that is beautiful, well-built and is constructed at a competitive cost, but how do you decide which company is the best […]

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