About Our Timber Frame and Post & Beam Log Cabin Homes

Timber Frame systems create a framework of vertical posts and horizontal beams that are exposed on the interior of the home providing structural support while allowing for many choices in materials for interior and exterior finishes from contemporary to rustic.  They add majestic decorative style along with flexibility to add color and to decorate the interior.   Timber frame homes give the interior the natural look of wood giving you that rustic home you’ve always wanted.  Energy efficient structural insulated panels or conventional framing can both be used in timber frame homes.   Choices of wood species and truss designs are endless to say nothing of the finish selections available.  Timber frames are joined using wooden pegs that are tight fitting, which makes the structure self-supporting. 

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Post and Beam systems are very similar to timber frame and offer the same rustic beauty and versatility in your exterior and interior wall material selections.  The two terms are often used interchangeably.   The basic difference is how they are joined together.   The posts and beams are notched out to fit together, referred to as simple joinery, and are erected one piece at a time giving the structure stability.

Both Timber Frame and Post & Beam options offer versatility, energy efficiency, openness and light, lasting strength and breathtaking beauty.   Floor plans are typically open with fewer walls and halls, allow you to live easily with less square footage.  Both systems Timber Frame and Post & Beam can incorporate Insulated Structural Panels.    

Insulated Structural Panels are the most advanced and integrated panelized building solution on the market today, providing a stronger, safer and significantly more energy efficient building solution.  With continuously insulated single-piece corner panels and a quick-connect cam-lock joining solution, the panels building system eliminates many of the opportunities for error associated with traditional methods of construction.  Structural Panels helps to eliminate much of the time and guesswork associated with proper framing and insulation techniques by connecting quickly on the job site to provide a strong, safe and efficient thermal envelope for your home.  You have the option to incorporate this system with Timber Frame or Post & Beam.

Please contact us to discuss the different style options you would like to see in your custom home.  If you can envision it, we can build it.