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Selecting Your Architectural Style Part Three

Sep 01, 2020
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This third article completes Riverbend’s series about selecting an architectural style for your timber frame home. With six architectural styles to consider, selecting one that pleases your eye and incorporates your lifestyle, may first appear daunting. After 40 years of designing and building timber frame custom homes, we know that choosing a home design style […]

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Achieving the Ideal Deck or Patio Design

Apr 23, 2019
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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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The Moderns™ Part 3

Dec 07, 2018
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This article completes our three part blog series on our newest architectural style, The Moderns™. In part one, we shared the inspiration for the series as well as some practical tips on location and consideration. In part two, we delved into the largest of the modern design concepts, the Newport, as well as the Wright, […]

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The Moderns™ Part 2

Nov 23, 2018

Approximately two years ago, in response to an increasing demand for additional modern home floor plan concepts from our clientele, the Riverbend design team put itself to work on a new collection, The Moderns™. This distinctive timber frame home style, exclusive to Riverbend Timber Framing, blends our tradition of high-quality timber craftsmanship with the forward-thinking […]

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Timber Framing History Part IV

Oct 26, 2018

Over the past several weeks, we have been exploring the history of timber framing. From Ancient Rome to the Baby Boomers, the crescendos of timber frame building have gracefully ebbed and flowed to present times. And, while traditional techniques, such as the use of mortise and tenon joinery, remain an important standard of good craftsmanship, […]

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Timber Framing History Part III

Oct 12, 2018

This is the third article of a four-part series about the history of timber framing. For those of you currently living in the warm embrace of a timber frame home, we hope you have developed a stronger sense of the bond between your home and its relationship with the past. For readers pondering a timber […]

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Timber Framing History Part II

Sep 27, 2018
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Part One of this series on the history of timber framing saw us review thousands of years of history across multiple continents. Today’s article introduces you to the history behind timber framing’s rich traditions. Still carried out today, these traditions range from ceremonies to saw marks. One thing these traditions have in common? Each appears […]

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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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Second Time’s the Charm

Oct 15, 2013
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As a resident of Morgantown, West Virginia, a picturesque community resting on the lush green border shared with Pennsylvania, Lori was a happy owner of a timber frame home. Then, 38-acres of property up the hill became available and she just she had to have it. With a sprawling three county view, her family knew […]

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A Labor of Love in Kentucky

Sep 03, 2013

For this couple, the journey to their custom Kentucky home went beyond choosing the perfect location and creating a design; they wanted to build the home themselves. So, after years of thought and research, the couple purchased farmland in Western Kentucky. With their site secured, Doug and Julie began searching for the right company with […]

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