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May 2009 Blog Posts (4)

lots of questions not much money!!

so we are in CA and have just bought a hunk of land in OK, and thats is where we are going eventually

the problem is that although we know alot about building, we don't know much about timber homes.

ok so we got tons ( I mean it...) of info from sellers/venders etc. but there is not many real "videos" that we have found to see what actually happens, and all the "shows" are in the east...

another question is will someone come to meet us and talk to us about what we want and tell… Continue

Added by samm starr on May 20, 2009 at 9:17pm — 5 Comments

Timber Frame Design Trends

Trends in timber frame design are following the general trends in home design, moving away from specific rooms and space to materials and energy efficiency. This is good news, as we strive to become more energy conscious.



Here are some of the current trends in timber frame design:



1. Reduce, reuse, recycle: More and more homeowners are looking to purchase recycled building materials to use in their new timber… Continue

Added by Jeremy Bonin, AIA NCARB LEED AP on May 15, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

I am finding 2009 to be the "RE" year

It amazes me how everyone is adapting to the stressful economic times we are all enduring. I am seeing the changes across the board from client to real estate agents to builders to my own design studio. My projects have definitely changed in their personalities, the project scope and their design direction. I have decided to call 2009 the "RE" year: RE-duce, RE-novate, RE-pair, RE-upholstery, RE-use, RE-vise, RE-claim,… Continue

Added by Cindy Trimble Kelly ASID IFDA on May 8, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Take the Leap

I am so tired of the the constant negativity about the economy on every news channel. So tired of the bickering, blame and bail outs of businesses that I am not sure should be bailed out. I don't need someone to tell me daily that we are in crises. I feel it in person through my personal situation, friends in business and their fears of losing it all, friends and family losing their jobs, and driving down the street and seeing a favorite store closing.



And, on the other side of it, I… Continue

Added by Pam Pringle on May 5, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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