JOIN YOUR HEART TO YOUR HOME
Timber frames are a type of post and beam construction that uses mortise and tenon joinery to connect members (no metal plates, no nails).
A timber frame home is not a log home. For one thing, log homes are built by stacking logs one on top of the other. As a result, a log home “will quit settling when the ridge pole meets the ground” (to quote a log home builder).
Timber frames are the strongest form of construction utilizing natural materials, and the frame does not continuously settle.
A timber frame sits inside of the external walls and roof materials. The frame with structural insulated panels or straw bale walls is much more energy efficient than a log home.
A timber frame home offers an open and flexible floor plan. On the outside, a timber frame can take on any look you want: Cape, Ranch, Saltbox, Victorian, Santa Fe, etc. Once inside, the heart of the home is revealed: the timber frame.