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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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Questions to Ask Before You Begin

Oct 01, 2014

For centuries, people have chosen timber framing as their preferred building style because of its traditional beauty, durability, and overall visual impact. If you are planning to build, you might know from day one that you want to have a timber frame home, but how do you go about finding the right company to bring […]

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Timber Frame Joinery

Jul 16, 2014

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 the modern precision machinery, a timber frame’s connections not only provide an enduring framework, but they integrate with the beauty of the […]

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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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Log Home Expert’s View on Timber Framing

Apr 02, 2013

This week, we asked Log Home Industry leader and editor of the Log Cabin Directory, Tom Heatherington, what his thoughts were about traditional timber framing as it 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 is amazing to […]

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Blending Timber Structure and Design

Jan 22, 2013
timber frame ceiling detail

You know you want the natural beauty of traditional timber framing flowing within your future home. You’ve even found some floor plan concepts you’ll use to inspire your project’s layout. But have you considered the framing itself? What do you want your truss and bent systems to look like and how will you interpret that […]

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Defining Timber Framing

Aug 07, 2012

As you visit multiple wood home manufacturing sites and read about various building systems and each company’s definition for them, it can get confusing understanding all the industry terminology. While the character and beauty seen in a wood home instantly catches the eye and sets these structures apart from conventional stick framing, not every wood […]

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The Open Space of a Timber Home

Jul 10, 2012

 One of the most characteristic elements of a traditional timber home is the open spaces within. Using bents and intricate timber skeletons to provide the structure reduces the need for interior load-bearing walls and creates spacious, flowing layouts. Whether it is the uninterrupted continuation of the kitchen into the dining and great rooms you are […]

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Trusses Help Define the Space

Feb 28, 2012

The beauty of a timber home is found from within, amongst the wood frame as it supports the interior space.  It is this frame that will help define your home’s space.  Known for their functionality as well as their stylish qualities, timber systems have brought character to dwellings for centuries. We talk about the interior […]

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