What is Mass Timber, the Newest Construction 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 for Your Project

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 using timber frames. 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 end […]

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Questions to Ask Your Custom Home Builder

Our team of timber frame builders and designers at Mid-Atlantic Timberframes frequently work with custom home builders. Because we are not a general contractor, we must rely on them to take the timber frame plans we design and then execute the actual timber frame home build for our clients. The custom home builders our customers […]

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Is a Timber Frame Home in Your Budget?

5 Ways to Save on the Cost of a Timber Frame Home Before starting the process of designing a timber frame home, it’s best to know your budget—or at least a ballpark budget. You’ll want to keep it in mind as you begin to make your list of design wants versus design needs. Timber frame […]

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Timber Frame Home Plans: How to Choose The Right Piece of Land

What’s that saying, “A picture’s worth a thousand words”? If that’s the case, then an in-person view must be worth a million, surely. So you’re in the beginning stages of drawing up your timber frame home plans. You’ve decided on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, you already have paint colors picked out in your […]

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Timber Frames Used to Create Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces

When we think of our homes, we tend to envision our living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens—the interior spaces we spend most of our time in. But what about exterior spaces? Using timber frame construction to build elements such as outdoor kitchens, decks, and porches is a beautiful way to increase and enhance your overall living space. […]

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Timber Frame Questions? We Have Answers!

Timber frame construction has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity over the past few decades—and it’s not just homeowners who are embracing the versatile building method. From equine facilities to municipal bureaus, more commercial structures are now incorporating the method as well. To learn more about it, let’s look at a few of the most […]

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5 Tips for Planning Your Dream Timber Frame Home

So, you’ve made the decision to build your dream timber frame home. Now comes the exciting first step—planning out your timber frame home. The thought of bringing your vision to life with official, detailed timber frame floor plans can be overwhelming for some. But if you’re working with an experienced, reputable timber frame builder that […]

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