Timber Frames: The Fabrication Process

At Mid-Atlantic Timberframes, we insist on using the best-grade lumber available. All of our timbers come from sustainable, well-managed forests, and we use a variety of woods for our homes and timber-framed buildings — mainly Douglas fir, eastern white pine, red cedar, and oak. Each species offers unique character, from the beautiful grain to natural […]

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Outdoor Timber Frame Construction

Why Timber Frames Are What You Need in Outdoor Living Spaces Plans for 2020 may not be turning out as you had planned, especially coming up on this summer season. Staycations are the new normal, and with that, you will need an outdoor space that allows you to forget you’re just in your own backyard. […]

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The Benefits of SIPs in Timber Frame Homes

One of the many things that make timber frame homes appealing to the modern homeowner is the sustainability and energy efficiency that timber framing affords. If homeowners partner with the right timber framer, timber frame homes can be built with sustainable practices and the timbers can come from well-managed forests. Add to these green building […]

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Why Timber Frames Exceed Post-and-Beam Construction

A constant that remains in our business is educating others on the differences between timber frames and post-and-beam construction. Many times, the terms are used interchangeably. However, they are not synonyms. Both construction styles honor the rustic appearance of exposed timbers in a building’s profile, adding a natural beauty to the space. But their differences […]

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Design Timber Frame Home Plans

How do we make a house a home? We design and create a warm and inviting space by paying close attention to the home’s floor plan. There are so many ways to go about designing timber frame home plans, but many will agree there are some fundamental things that must be included. The easiest route […]

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Timber-Framed Commercial Buildings

When someone thinks about a commercial construction project, visions of steel and concrete likely dance around in their head. Fewer people think about timber commercial buildings that utilize natural resources like timber. But the sophisticated style and energy efficiency that come with timber frames make them the perfect building material for more than just residential […]

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What is Mass Timber, the Newest Trend?

Mass timber is starting to get the attention it deserves in the United States. Over the past few years, Canada and parts of Europe have been embracing this growing construction trend, and now the United States is taking its turn and better understanding the benefits of constructing tall wood buildings.  But you may be asking […]

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Pick the Right Timber Frame Trusses System

The truss system used in a timber frame home might be chosen to suit structural needs or aesthetic reasons. But what is a truss, you might ask? A truss is a timbered unit composed of a combination of vertical posts, girts, main rafters, struts, and knee braces fastened together to form a structural bridging system […]

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Timber Frame Party Barn: Plan Your Own

Barns might typically be associated with farmland, but in today’s market, they have functions beyond just housing animals and farm equipment. More specifically, barns are becoming desirable options for wedding and event venues. Timber frame “party barns” are trending as one of the top venue choices for wedding ceremonies and receptions thanks to what brides […]

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Why Build Timber Frame Homes?

You have many materials and methods to choose from when building a home. We may be biased, but we recommend building timber frame homes. What exactly are they? Well, timber frames are large wooden beams that form structural support that doesn’t require load-bearing walls. The timbers are precisely joined by connecting a mortise on the […]

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