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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…


Added by Sara Brown on October 3, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments

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…

Added by Sara Brown on June 11, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments

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…


Added by Sara Brown on June 4, 2013 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Circa 1776 Timber Frame For Sale

Circa 1776 Timber Frame For Sale

Old growth Pine, Oak, and Chestnut

Hand-Hewn / Sawn…


Added by Ruby Ferm on May 14, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Six questions to ask when buying land for a timber frame home (2 of 2)

Sometimes it’s worthwhile to spend more money on a quality lot in order to decrease land development costs when it comes time to build.  To make sure you know when you’re getting, it’s essential to ask some tough questions before committing to a piece of land.

In part oneMoore Log and Timber Homes discussed the first three of six questions we’d recommend you ask before buying land…


Added by Moore Log and Timber Homes on April 6, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Six questions to ask when buying land for a timber frame home (1 of 2)

We’ve worked with clients to build a post and beam home on land with stunning views, gorgeous lookouts or breathtaking terrains.  What we’ve learned:  before you buy, there are some questions you should ask to save yourself future headaches.  It can be frustrating to find out after you’ve bought property for a timber frame floor plan that you’ve also committed to a host of hidden costs.



Added by Moore Log and Timber Homes on April 5, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Four ways a timber frame home can revitalize you

The log and timber home lifestyle doesn’t have to wait until you retire.  A modern dovetail log home or a custom timber frame house built as a secondary residence can be a perfect way to balance working life with the need to get away.

Building a secondary home offers a whole new set of lifestyle possibilities for your vacations, family gatherings and even simple weekend escapes from the city.

For our client Trudy, a business owner in Saskatoon,…


Added by Moore Log and Timber Homes on April 4, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Editor's Note: Masters of the House

Perhaps the best perk of designing your own timber home is the freedom to include absolutely anything you want in the design. Sure, this means a lot of decisions about what details and amenities are most important to you and your lifestyle, but the end result is a customized house, tailor…


Added by Sara Brown on April 2, 2013 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Editor's Note: Think Big, Build Small

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to interview Jay Shafer, the founder and owner of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company and spokesperson for the small-house revolution. We spent time talking about his company that sells truly tiny houses ranging in…


Added by Sara Brown on February 5, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Kavin Matthews on January 3, 2013 at 3:55am — No Comments

Best Timber Homes of 2012

It's no secret that timber homes can stand the test of time. But in these times, when money is tight and energy costs are constantly on the rise, that timeless is appeal is more important than ever.

Because they're built with structural insulated panels (or SIPs) and boast an ultra-tight envelope,…


Added by Sara Brown on July 18, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Ceiling Options for Timber Framed Spaces

It’s probably safe to say that the vast majority of ceilings installed over timber frame roof systems are v-grooved tongue & groove boards, 6” or 8” wide. At least that’s the impression you’d get after leafing through timber frame magazines and books, or after visiting the web sites of timber frame companies. Natural, unfinished white pine seems to be the prevalent choice, and usually provides a complementary, slightly contrasting neutral backdrop for the…


Added by Amy Good on June 15, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments


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Added by Elizabeth Gallegos on June 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Added by Elizabeth Gallegos on June 10, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Live the Natural Life — Outside

S ometimes the smallest things can change your appreciation of the way you live, and where you live.

Our New England home had a deck placed awkwardly off the dining room when we bought it. We wanted to love that deck, but we found ourselves avoiding it on most summer days because it was too hot and the…


Added by Tim Schreiner on May 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Looking to save some green?

When it comes to home-design preference, we all have a different idea of the size and style of house that will perfectly suit our lifestyle. But no matter our tastes and needs, there's one thing we can all agree on: We all want to build a home that will go easy on our pocketbooks in the long run and maybe, just…


Added by Sara Brown on May 10, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Dream-Worthy Homes

Whether you're building a small, simple cabin or an expansive, ornate estate, some of the best places to find inspiration for your design are magazines that feature homes in the style you wish to emulate. While our regular publications feature a handful of home tours in each issue, they also offer advice on a lot of the nitty-gritty details of planning, building and maintaining a custom…


Added by Danielle Taylor on April 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Added by Elizabeth Gallegos on April 12, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Plan Your Ultimate Kitchen and Baths

It may only be April, but the June issue of Timber Home Living is out this week, and if you're not a subscriber, you might miss out on some crucial information for planning your timber home.

Kitchens and baths are two of the most carefully designed spaces in any home, but with many…


Added by Danielle Taylor on April 11, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments

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Added by Elizabeth Gallegos on March 8, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

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