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Timber Handmade Dog Houses

A lot of commercial dog houses contain materials that can be quite toxic for your pet in the long run. Taking the time to make a home for your dog by using great natural materials can be quite rewarding. Using the right type of wood can reduce your carbon footprint, and is environmentally friendly. By designing the size, shape and appearance of your dog house you can easily make something that is perfect for your dog , and at the same time it will serve as a great addition to your garden or…See More
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What Made You Choose a Timber Frame? 14 Replies

What made you choose a timber frame home?  Did you purchase a home with the perfect mountain view, or did you have one custom built?  What was the deciding factor when you chose your home?Continue

Started by Community Host in Introduce Yourself. Last reply by Mike Rivera Dec 9, 2015.

Infill Pane advice needed Please. 4 Replies

Hi everyone, New to the forum and these posts are so old I may not get a response, but I can hope.  My wife and I live in SC and are designing a timber frame home. We are a fan of the outdoor exposed…Continue

Started by Doug Skaggs in Design. Last reply by Doug Skaggs Oct 14, 2015.

Timber renovation options?

I'm buying a 1970 single story brick ranch style home that is built above a crawlspace on a slope. Like many older homes, the interior consists of relatively small chopped up rooms and low ceilings.…Continue

Tags: hybrid, house, ranch, Renovation

Started by Chris McCracken in Design May 27, 2015.

Move right tnto this Amazing Timber Frame Home 1 Reply


Started by Jan Burke in Design. Last reply by Jan Burke Apr 1, 2015.

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A Home That's "Just Right"

When I first began this job a year ago, one of my first editorial assignments was to interview Michaela Mahady, architect, author and all-around happy-home expert. Although we covered a lot of ground in that hour-long conversation (Michaela had just come out with her new book, Welcoming Home, and it’s safe to say…


Posted by Sara Brown on February 4, 2014 at 5:02pm

You Spoke, We Listened

Blame it on the media — now more than ever, we’re being inundated with all things related to home design. From entire networks dedicated to buying homes, building homes, decorating homes — you name it — to flashy magazines (yes, this one included) and…


Posted by Sara Brown on October 3, 2013 at 9:52am

Take it Outside

Come late spring, the longing begins. For most of us, this is the time of year we start to pine for the days when the sunlight lingers past 8 p.m., the warm air wrapping around us like a sun-dried beach towel. It’s the…


Posted by Sara Brown on June 4, 2013 at 11:53pm

Builder Insight: Q&A with Rick Stockmann of Specialty Built Construction

If you're a Timber Home Living subscriber, have picked up the latest issue on newsstands or downloaded a visual copy to your tablet, chances are you've noticed Russ and…

Posted by Sara Brown on June 11, 2013 at 10:02am

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