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Free Professional Paint and Timber Home Improvement Help June 11-12!

According to home improvement retailers, June is one of the busiest times to begin DIY projects—and paint is the most effective way to give the dry walls on your timber home a fresh look without the cost.

Since June kicks off the official start of paint season—ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape has brought on their Pro Prep Patrol team: professional painters and home improvement experts who are on hand to help those with dry wall in their timber homes with their paint dilemmas—for free! They…


Added by ScotchBlue Painter's Tape on June 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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…


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…


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…


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

Check your mailbox...

The June issue of Timber Home Living just came out today, and it's full of info on kitchens and baths. Here's a sneak peek:

"Nancy and Jim McFadden set forth on an excursion several years ago in search of a home, a timber-frame home fitting their…


Added by Danielle Taylor on April 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Spring is here!

Spring is here, now's the time to put your building plans into action. We can help you design, cut and raise your Timber Frame Home quickly and efficiently.

Contact us, or visit the website at www.hamillcreek.com and we'll be happy to help you get started.

Added by Hamill Creek on April 1, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

The April issue of Timber Home Living is on newsstands now...

... and it's all about small timber homes. After years of trending toward bigger homes, consumers today are recognizing the benefits of smaller residences; however, with less than an abundance of space, it takes more planning to get the most out of every inch of your home. In this issue, we show you how to do just that, so if you're planning on building a compact and efficient timber home, this is the issue you won't want to miss. Inside, you'll find:


- four gorgeous home…


Added by Danielle Taylor on March 29, 2011 at 4:08pm — No Comments

timber frame's in arkansas

i am starting timber framing in arkansas. i have been timber framing for a while i just used different terms, and modern day methods. i have now taken on the old world traditional timber framing.

 i framed my first timber frame house back in 1997, and then framed alot of structures using timber framing techniques, and modern day framing methods, and i have a friend in idaho who is a really great timber framer, and i found him on face book, and it opened up a whole new world of…


Added by terry perkins on February 9, 2011 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Reconnecting the Maker and the Buyer at WoodExpo 2011

New England Home Show’s 61st annual gathering of innovative Home, Remodeling, and Home Decor vendors, will also be host to WoodExpo 2011. Tommy MacDonald, the star of WGBH's Rough Cut-Woodworking with Tommy Mac, wanted to feature fine…


Added by Glen Guarino on January 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Enjoying timber construction and fine wine in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains

A few months ago, while on a short trip to the Roanoke Valley in southwestern Virginia, I took the opportunity to visit Chateau Morrisette Winery, located in Floyd, Virginia, between mile markers 171 and 172 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I knew this well-respected establishment at least included a timber-frame structure in its operations; what I didn't realize was that the winery's entire production facility and hospitality center were housed in one of the largest salvaged timber-frame…


Added by Danielle Taylor on January 7, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Holiday Decorations

Here at Timber Home Living, our lobby bears are ready for the holiday party. Is your home decked out in lights and inflatable snowmen, or do you prefer something more low key? Post a few photos of your holiday decorations!

Added by Community Host on December 9, 2010 at 11:37am — 3 Comments

Glen Guarino in Works in Wood

Glen Guarino will exhibit three of his one-of-a kind furniture and mirrors in Works in Wood. The exhibition will be at the New Hope Arts Center November 20, 2010 to December 19, 2010. Opening Reception is Saturday, November 20, 2010 from to 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Admission is $10.00 or $5.00 for seniors, students and members of the art center.…


Added by Glen Guarino on November 4, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Glen G Guarino in Signature Artist Exhibition

Glen G Guarino has

been accepted as a Signature Artist to Noyes Museum of Art in New Jersey. Guarino will be exhibiting two one-of-a kind pieces of furniture, Asian Interpretation Table and also Storm in the
Signature Artist Exhibition.…

Added by Glen Guarino on September 18, 2010 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Timber Framing History

Timber framing… Continue

Added by Hamill Creek on August 19, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Custom Jobs

We frequently discuss the idea of "customizing a plan to fit your needs" in the pages of Timber Home Living, but sometimes it can be hard to visualize exactly what types of changes that might entail. To help you get a better idea of just how much you can alter a stock plan, we dedicated a portion of our special floor plans issue (October 2010, on newsstands Sept. 1) to showcasing what five different homeowners did to a basic timber… Continue

Added by Whitney Richardson on August 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Exhibits we juried

Sitting Pretty Part 1…

Added by Glen Guarino on August 3, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The July/August issue of Timber Home Living is on newsstands now...

... and it's all about outdoor spaces. If you're planning on incorporating outdoor living space into your home's overall design, this is the issue you won't want to miss. Inside, you'll find:

- information on Passive House design (homes that only require 10% of an average home's energy consumption)

- a guide to energy-efficient window shopping

- an overview of several different varieties of fire pits for backyard entertaining

- a step-by-step guide to designing the perfect… Continue

Added by Danielle Taylor on July 27, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Glen G Guarino in 500 Cabinets, a Lark Publication

Glen G.Guarino, Guarino Furniture Designs has been… Continue

Added by Glen Guarino on July 17, 2010 at 4:02pm — No Comments

PrecisionCraft Timber Frame Homes Celebrates its 20 Year Anniversary

PrecisionCraft Timber Frame Homes, the industry leader in the design, manufacturing and construction of custom mountain style homes, is celebrating its twenty year anniversary today. Since its founding on May 21, 1990, PrecisionCraft has worked diligently to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction by delivering the best in customer service, creative design, product quality and construction solutions. In doing so,… Continue

Added by Jennifer Hetherington on May 21, 2010 at 12:16pm — No Comments

More Best Timber Homes 2010

When a couple with a primary home in Alaska wanted to build a vacation getaway, they thought immediately of their old stomping grounds in Idaho — specifically the shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene. They built a gorgeous retreat that brings in lots of light. One of our picks for Best Timber Homes… Continue

Added by Tim Schreiner on April 29, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

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