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Tips for Purchasing Land

Jan 09, 2014
ohio property

When you make the decision to build your own home, the natural, first step is to find the right piece of land to build on. Here we offer some advice on factors to look for and think about when purchasing the most suitable land for the location you wish to live. Suburban Locations Perhaps you […]

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Second Time’s the Charm

Oct 15, 2013
west virginia timber frame loft

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 Timber Framer’s Perspective on Building

Sep 17, 2013
timber frame home in canada

Experiences and memories of timber frame home building vary widely. This is true whether it is the homeowner, the designer, or the builder. With this in mind, Jason Beamish, owner of Beam Craft Timber Framing, shares his perspective on building a timber home. You have quite a bit of experience building Riverbend homes. How does […]

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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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The Advantages of Timber Framing

Jul 09, 2013
timber frame great room

Timber framing creates more than just an elegant, authentically built home. Timber framing also brings energy efficiency, structural integrity, design flexibility, and centuries of craftsmanship and tradition to every home. Let’s take a look at several benefits of timber framing, summarizing an article courtesy of the Timber Framers Guild. Energy Efficiency Energy efficiency is critical […]

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Making an Entrance

Jun 11, 2013

Many future timber frame homeowners focus on the great room space. After all, it is the location where most of the home’s timber framing is displayed; and, it is the central and primary area where the most time will be spent. However, there are other superb opportunities available for showcasing your timbers. For example, the […]

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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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What Will The Frame Look Like?

May 21, 2013

You’ve made the decision to build a timber frame home and are on the brink of entering the design process. However, have you thought about what your actual timber frame will look like? During the design process, there are three elements that can be changed to create a home unique to you. These three elements […]

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Timber Framing in Non-Vaulted Spaces

Apr 23, 2013

A vaulted ceiling soaring overhead, adorned by an intricate web of timber framing – this is the image many of us conjure when visualizing a timber frame home’s interior. In fact, vaulted ceilings and repeating timber trusses are almost the standard in timber framing. However, they don’t have to be in your home design. The […]

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12 Tips from Timber Home Living

Apr 16, 2013
timber frame sun room

You’ve been dreaming, planning, and saving for that ideal timber home for years. Before you take the steps towards working with a designer to create that dream space, Timber Home Living has put together a tip sheet focusing on aspects of home design to consider. Today we have included some of our favorite tips from their […]

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