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Timber Framing vs. Post and Beam

Feb 08, 2019

While researching timber frame homes, you may have seen the words “post and beam” and wondered if they are related to timber framing — or perhaps even 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 some attributes, […]

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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
timber frame topping out ceremony

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, timber frame traditions range from ceremonies to saw marks. One thing these traditions have in common? Each […]

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Timber Framing History Part I

Sep 14, 2018

This month begins our four part blog article series, “Timber Framing History.” As you contemplate designing and building your timber frame home, you may find yourself seeking a deeper understanding about the origins, geographical adaptation, and traditions of timber framing itself.  By knowing a bit more about how timber frame building methods evolved over time, […]

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Plan to Build in 2018? Start Now.

Jul 20, 2017

The clock is ticking. If you want to start building your timber frame home in 2018, now is the time to start your custom home design. Riverbend recommends you start the design process about a year ahead of your desired construction start date. Some locations have a construction season limited by weather. If this applies […]

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Timber Cabin Construction in Saskatchewan

Jul 06, 2017

A ‘Construction-side’ Chat Riverbend recently had a few moments to catch up with Kerri of Saskatchewan, whose Riverbend timber frame home is currently being raised on a lake outside of St. Walburg. Read below to see what inspired her waterfront-style home and how construction is going so far. Riverbend Timber Framing (RTF): Why are you […]

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How Building Codes Affect a Project

Sep 11, 2014

How Building Codes Affect a Project When you make the decision to build a custom timber frame home, there are several things you will need to prepare for before getting started, one of them being building codes. Before you begin the actual construction of your home, there are building codes you will need to comply […]

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Timber Framing vs. Timber Post and Beam

Apr 09, 2014

You may have come across the term Post and Beam in your search for timber homes. Although Post and Beam and Timber Framing are two styles with similar attributes, many people (even within the industry) have a hard time distinguishing between the two. Today we will explore the differences in these two styles and why […]

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What Is A Timber Frame Hybrid?

Jan 24, 2014

You may have come across the term in magazines or while doing online research, but what exactly does ‘hybrid’ mean in the Timber Framing industry? In a unique market such as this, the term can take on a few meanings. It can mean the combination of different products in your building process, or it can […]

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