Timber Frame Homes construction styles are similar to ‘Post and Beam’ except;
- With Timber Frame, lumber dimensions of 8″ x 8″ for example are used instead of logs.
- Timber Frame typically uses classic mortise and tenon joinery secured by wooden dowels.
- Structural elements (timbers) are typically visible from inside only and the frame is usually ‘skinned’ outside with conventional frame and plywood or state-of-the-art structural insulated panels.
The gorgeous soaring roof trusses one sees in old wooden churches are usually Timber Framed — examples of the unsupported spans possible, and the lasting strength.
Timberframing has been around for centuries providing strength and longevity to it’s structure. Timber Frame Homes offer a unique style, strength and sustainable designs, and just like a Cascade Handcrafted – western red cedar log home, they offer energy efficiency and awe inspiring character. These beautifully handcrafted homes truly are the building results of a master craftsman.