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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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Four Things You Should Know Before Selecting A Timber Frame Company

Aug 17, 2018
Cook County timber frame exterior entry

Selecting a timber framing company to create your dream home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Over the past 40 years, Riverbend has helped thousands of people design and build their custom timber frame homes. Read on to learn about some things you should know before selecting a timber framing company. […]

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What Is A Timber Frame Hybrid?

Jan 24, 2014

You may have come across the term ‘hybrid’ in magazines or while doing online research. But, what exactly does ‘hybrid’ mean in the timber framing industry? In a unique market like timber framing, the term can take on a few meanings. For example, hybrid can mean the combination of different products in your building process. […]

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Starting from Outside Architecture

Jun 04, 2013

For many couples, the dream home began well before they ever came to Riverbend. Sometimes they are already working with an architect, later becoming interested in incorporating timber framing into their design. Other times, it is that outside architect who suggests timber framing. Regardless of exactly how timber framing comes into a design, Riverbend works […]

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A Custom Timber Frame in Michigan – Working with Outside Architecture

Mar 12, 2013

Every timber home project is a unique journey. For some clients, their journey begins with a handful of sketches on napkins and a dream in their minds. For others, it starts with a design drafted with their personal architect that they want adapted to incorporate timber framing. But, for Mark and Kerri, the journey began […]

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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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