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May 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Looking to create a home that saves you money?

If so, you might be interested in Energy-Efficient Homes, a special issue from Home Buyer Publications that offers the best in green and energy-efficient design. It features hundreds of tips on low-cost energy conservation steps, how to tighten up older houses, ways to make your home healthier and more…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on May 11, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Timber Frames and Nature

Your timber frame home will serve to connect you with nature in a way that isn't possible with conventionally built homes.  The timbers are true to their natural state, not chipped into pressed word or sawn down to 2X4's.  They are stately and honor their true beginnings.

 

Windows, open to the outdoors, bring in the seasons and allow you to feel and enjoy the weather, without being assaulted by cold or heat.

 

So, design your home to take advantage of the nature…

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Added by Bonnie Pickartz on May 6, 2011 at 11:39pm — No Comments

The Timber-Frame Shrine to Incompleteness

It might be time to get out the chisels and saws and build a timber frame.

 

We moved into a new home two years ago. Well, it was new to us, but was celebrating its 25th birthday. There is a utility shed out back that keeps our gardening weapons, all manner of sharp objects for attacking the onslaught of nature in our yard.

 

This little — and I do mean little — building is one of those home-center specials made of some undetermined metal that seemed to rust at…

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Added by Tim Schreiner on May 3, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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