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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

Best Timber Homes of 2010



We're about to unveil the editors' picks of the Best Timber Homes of 2010. We've poured over hundreds — perhaps thousands — of photos of gorgeous timber homes that have come across our desks throughout the past year. The nine great timber frames we've chosen will be showcased in our special newsstand-only issue next month.



The homes range from rustic to ridiculously contemporary and from relatively modest to mega-luxurious. One thing is… Continue

Added by Tim Schreiner on April 8, 2010 at 11:53am — No Comments

The Art of Wood, a Seminar By Tony Williams and Glen G. Guarino

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Added by Glen Guarino on April 7, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Functional Forms by Glen G Guarino Video

The gallery that is hosting Glen's solo show of 23 pieces of furniture designed and made by him just sent us this video.


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Added by Glen Guarino on March 29, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Gallery Talk at NJSOA by Glen G. Guarino

New Jersey School of Architecture ("NJSOA") will host a gallery talk by Glen G. Guarino on Friday evening, April 9, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. NJSOA is located on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology ("NJIT") in Weston Hall Building 9, 2nd Floor, Warren Street and Summit Street, Newark, New Jersey, 07102 For more information please call Professor Matthew… Continue

Added by Glen Guarino on March 26, 2010 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Colorado Log Home Build Site

Added by Linda Barbee on March 24, 2010 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Builder: Understanding the CQT Triangle

Article by Jim Young - President of PrecisionCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame: “For every action, there is an opposite reaction.” So said Isaac Newton in his 3rd Law of Motion. Newton’s law is true for an apple falling from a tree or building a custom timber frame or log home. Consider three primary opposing forces at work when building a new home – Cost, Quality and Time. We call this the CQT Triangle. Understanding the opposing forces of the…

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Added by Jennifer Hetherington on March 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Wouldn't You Love to be Sitting Here with a Book and a Coffee?



Sneak peek: A journey of discovery for a Florida artist leads to a cute timber-frame home in a quaint town just off the picturesque Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Built on the side of a hill, the entry belies the 4,000 square feet of living space on three levels, giving the deck the full benefit of a stunning view of the area. See photos of this creative hideaway in the June issue of Timber Home… Continue

Added by Tim Schreiner on March 20, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

How Do the New Smart Appliances Help You Save on Utility Costs?



Appliances are getting smarter. In anticipation of a new smart-grid from utility companies, many appliances are making helpful suggestions about how to save electricity. So, even if a new oven won't help you make better cookies — although it might — it could definitely help you save money. See more of these smart appliances and read all about them in the new issue of Timber Home…

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Added by Tim Schreiner on March 17, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Historic timber buildings — tell me your story!

Last night, I went to an Altan concert at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in nearby Vienna, Virginia. The concert was phenomenal — Altan is the world's preeminent traditional Irish music group, and between Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh's pure soprano and the entire band's incredible talents on the fiddle, guitar, accordion and bouzouki, it was one of those rare experiences where the music seems to become much more than the sum of each of the players' individual contributions.



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Added by Danielle Taylor on March 16, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

looking for pictures

Hi,
We are looking for interior pictures of a small timber frame home (28 ft+/- wide) with a low pitch roof. Because of height restrictions we can only go 13' high from floor to ceiling. We are wondering if it will look low.
Thanks

Added by Rock & Bernie on March 14, 2010 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

Housing routers Help

I'm wondering if anyone out there has ever used a hitachi or makita housing router. Can't seem to find one ANYWHERE I have model #s but still can't locate one

Added by Buck on March 13, 2010 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

Arts & Crafts-Inspired Timber Home Built by a Colorado Couple

Tom and Mary Reamer spent four years building a timber-frame home that borrowed heavily from the concepts of Charles and Henry Greene, famous Arts & Crafts-era architects. They built the home in five phases and did almost all of the work themselves, including stained-glass windows and built-in furniture. See Tom's article about this homage to craftsmanship in the June issue of Timber… Continue

Added by Tim Schreiner on March 11, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Ideas for Creating a Budget-Friendly Bath



Sara Brown's article on five tips for creating a great master bathroom is in the upcoming June issue of Timber Home Living magazine. She also has the following budget-friendly suggestions for bathrooms.

Ideas for creating a budget-friendly bath:

  • Choosing tile can quickly throw a bathroom budget out of control. Instead of choosing all designer…
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Added by Tim Schreiner on March 10, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Top Green Design Tips

PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Frame Homes consults with clients helping them meet their green building goals. Check out what they say are 10 important items to consider in designing green timber frame homes!

  1. Consider the Log Home Carbon Footprint using a higher proportion of log or timber in construction. ECCM…
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Added by Jennifer Hetherington on February 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

LEED Rated PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Hybrid Home Awarded Platinum Certification



For Mark and Crystal Ryan, building their dream mountain house was synonymous with building what is commonly referred to as a “green” home. This Oregon couple turned to award-winning…

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Added by Jennifer Hetherington on February 15, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Add Photos to a Blog

Some members have asked how to add images to a blog post. When you begin a blog you are taken to an open text field in Rich Text mode. Across the top there are multiple icons. Within the icon menu locate the image icon (between the bullet list icon and the attach file icon) in the tool… Continue

Added by Community Host on February 15, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Pictures

I added pictures to my page on my progress but for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to get them on my blog.

Added by Mike Shenton on February 14, 2010 at 9:52pm — 1 Comment

Glen Guarino on "State of the Arts"

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Added by Glen Guarino on February 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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