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Custom Timber Frame Homes To Last a Lifetime

At Homestead Timber Frames, it’s our mission to design and build warm, inviting timber frame structures customized to fit the personalities of our clients. Our custom timber frame homes can be built in multiple styles, tailored to your unique floor plan preferences. Our shop is located in the heart of Tennessee’s beautiful Cumberland Plateau, and is open to anyone who wishes to see a timber frame brought to life at the hands of dedicated craftsmen. If you’re interested in the craft of timber framing, we encourage you to pay us a visit. We look forward to meeting you!
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Find Inspiration From Past Timber Frame Home Plans

Lakeside Timber Frame Home

Lakeside Timber Frame Home

This lavish lakeside heavy timber frame home is located on a lake in the Fairfield Glade community of Crossville, Tennessee.

Interior Timber

White Oak

Exterior Timber

Bald Cypress

Square Footage

3,455 ft²

Build Year

2021
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Dalton Timber Frame Home

This beautiful custom heavy timber home includes personal touches all throughout the interior and exterior.

Interior Timber

White Oak

Exterior Timber

Bald Cypress

Square Footage

3,500 ft²

Build Year

2015
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Interior of three story custom timber frame built house

Rock Island Timber Frame Home

This gorgeous custom timber frame home sits on an incredible lot overlooking a scenic lake in the Rock Island, Tennessee, area.

Interior Timber

White Oak

Exterior Timber

Bald Cypress

Square Footage

735 ft² Addition

Build Year

2010
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ROCK ISLAND TN BENT DWG Timber Frame Rendering of HouseRendering of three story timber frame built rock island houseROCK ISLAND TN TIMBER FRAME HOUSE PLANS

Hybrid Timber Frame Home

This one-of-a-kind timber home was constructed with heavy timbers in beautiful Jamestown, Tennessee.

Interior Timber

Dark Stained Oak

Exterior Timber

Bald Cypress

Square Footage

2,600 ft²

Build Year

2013
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Photo of Hybrid Custom Timber Frame Home in Jamestown Tennessee
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Craftsmanship from Homestead's Timber Frame Home Builders

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Timber Frame Home FAQs

Timber frame homes are built to last and will carry your legacy, meaning this home will stand for generations to come:
1. Beauty and Comfort: Experience both with our custom-designed timber homes. Large exposed heavy timber beams are honest. They put the natural grain patterns, texture, and color variations of each timber on display, adding an organic warmth wherever they are used.
2. Strength & Durability: Timber frame strength comes in part from the care taken in the design of the structure. The use of large structural timbers utilization of traditional mortise and tenon joinery allows your structures to be flexible, giving them an advantage when it comes to structural loads as well as seismic activity, wind, and snow.
3. Energy Efficiency and Eco-Friendly: Timber frame homes can be built as energy-efficient as you wish, ensuring that you stay comfortable while keeping your energy costs low. Timber frame homes mesh well with any design aesthetic, no matter how rustic or modern, due to their own timeless quality.

Typically speaking, building a timber frame house will cost 10-30% more than a conventionally framed house. The costs of building a timber frame home versus a conventional stick frame home can vary depending on how you want to finish out your home, including choices in exterior finishes and the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs) for enhanced energy efficiency. The area of the country you’re building in may play a role in building cost as well. To know exactly how much extra cost you’ll be incurring with a timber frame home, you’ll first need to know whether you desire a full timber frame or a hybrid. Many people interested in building a beautiful timber home may not realize the difference between using structural insulated panels (SIPs) versus traditional framing, but it can make a noteworthy difference in the energy efficiency and price of the home. You can learn more about what goes into a timber frame houses total costs.

A combination of heavy timbers and steadfast mortise and tenon joinery come together to create a natural structure with the strength and durability far beyond that of a traditional stick-built home.

Timber framing has been around for thousands of years and can be dated back as far as 200 BC in India, Japan, and throughout Europe. There are timber frame structures still standing today, such as the Jokhang Monastery in Tibet, which has withstood centuries of weather, earthquakes, and human use, showing the true strength of timber framing.

From Traditional Rustic Homes to Modern Mountain Homes, there is a full range of design choices to make your home fit exactly your vision. From Custom homes to hybrid timber frame homes, you can also get different types of timber framing from wood choices to build types.

You can view our full timber frame gallery to get a quick glimpse into the wonders of timber framing possibilities.

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Timber Frame Home Design Gallery

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We’ve had the honor of serving hundreds of happy customers across the United States looking to make their timber framing dreams come true, demonstrating our expertise in the field. Book a Free Consultation Call to discuss your timber home floor plan and design needs with our expert designers.
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