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Timber Handmade Dog Houses

A lot of commercial dog houses contain materials that can be quite toxic for your pet in the long run. Taking the time to make a home for your dog by using great natural materials can be quite rewarding.


Using the right type of wood can reduce your carbon footprint, and is environmentally friendly. By designing the size, shape and appearance of your dog house you can easily make something that is perfect for…


Added by Tyler M. Newport on January 6, 2016 at 6:31am — 1 Comment

Timber Frame home for sale in beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia

Naramata, British Columbia

4000 Sq ft fully timber framed home



Added by Stillwood Timberworks BC on November 5, 2014 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Carbon footprint??

In thinking of how the "green" label has developed over the years I couldn't help but laugh to see how society has gone in a complete circle trying to "engineer" environmentally friendly ways to build homes. Someone has made a lot of money through this process but looking back it seems as though we have gone back to where we started as a country in basic building techniques.

So why did I title this "carbon footprint"? I would enjoy anyone to follow me and verify my observations as I… Continue

Added by David Kaski on September 4, 2014 at 4:03am — 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

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

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

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

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

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

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…


Added by Jennifer Hetherington on March 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — 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…

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…


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

Designing and Building Efficient Timber Frames - The Efficiency Factor

Energy efficient seems to be a touch phrase in today's building jargon. Of course, all construction today should be energy efficient and timber frames are generally designed and built to be energy efficient. However, the key word in that phrase is efficient.

An efficient design can be large or small, grand or simple, but it should embrace efficiency throughout. The efficient timber frame will begin with efficient use of space, extend to the efficient use of materials, and will be… Continue

Added by Bonnie Pickartz on November 23, 2009 at 9:20am — No Comments

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