Category: Blog

05 / 09 2017

When building the timber frame home of your dreams, you’re sure to be faced with many choices to make when it comes to the look and feel of your new home.The first decision you’re going to have to make regarding the look of your finished timber frame is the texture of the timber surfaces. There are a […]

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05 / 09 2017

Without any prior knowledge, it would be easy to assume that building a timber frame home is the same as any custom home. While there are some similarities, it’s really like comparing apples to oranges. Considering the extra production, craftsmanship and materials that go into a timber frame home, the process becomes much more complex, […]

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05 / 09 2017

Lately we’ve been getting a lot of design requests for one level timber frame homes from clients looking for the perfect ‘forever home’. ‘Ranchers’, as these rectangular homes were once called, are perfect for those who are looking for a grand home with a simple and accessible floor plan. They can come in a variety […]

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05 / 09 2017

How to Incorporate Lots of Small Ideas in a Small Home

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05 / 09 2017

Our mission at HTF is to create a well-designed home without wasted spaces. Wasted space is a major dilemma that hits us all at one point or another. Everyone finds themselves wondering what to do with that extra room or two they’ve got sitting empty in their timber frame home.  Fortunately, we happen to be […]

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05 / 09 2017

The process of building a timber frame home is an incredibly rewarding one, but it can be very stressful as well.  You’ll have a great deal placed before you to learn and consider, which can create a web of worries that may easily entangle you if you aren’t careful.  Preparing yourself for what’s to come […]

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05 / 09 2017

3 Keys to Finding the Perfect Plot of Land So you’ve decided to finally invest in building the timber frame home of your dreams. Throw a man-cave in somewhere, a dining room fit for a king, and a kitchen that chefs would fight to cook in and you’re ready to go. With all of the […]

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05 / 09 2017

Pavilions, just like any other load bearing structure, start with a foundation.  There are various options for transmitting gravity loads to the Earth and the decision on which route to take usually happens in the design phase.  Things to consider include snow load (live load), pavilion weight (dead load), and site conditions.  Site conditions are […]

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05 / 09 2017

The barn has made for popular agricultural fixtures and repurposed homes for decades.  Even barns built specifically as homes have been in high demand since at least the 1970’s.  While these structures still serve such purposes very well, we’re here to get you to notice them in a different light.

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