Timber Frame Outbuilding

How to Incorporate Outdoor Spaces Into Your Home

Spring is fast approaching, so our thoughts are turning to cool breezes, warm sun and a leisurely Sunday afternoon with friends outdoors. When planning your timber frame home with its yard, assorted outbuildings and conveniences, it’s important to integrate each entity into a total living environment. Incorporate outdoor spaces into your home’s living areas. You live […]

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30x50 New Englander Timber Frame

30×50 New Englander Timber Frame Home

Take a look at this 30×50 New Englander timber frame home from Ridgetop Designs! The possibilities are endless with this spacious 2,777 square foot traditional timber frame home! You can cook for a crowd in the generous 232 square foot kitchen, and entertain in the adjacent living/dining/ family rooms. The plan can be easily customized […]

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pistol grip drill for timber framing small

Best Pistol Grip Drills for Timber Framing

Just about every homeowner and timber framer has pistol grip drills. They are about as standard as hooks are for anglers. But distinguishing the good from the not-so-good or a great heavy duty drill may not be a straightforward as hook line and sinker. What distinguishes a terrific drill for DIY projects and timber framers comes down […]

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Whiteman Lumber Company

Spotlight: Brad Corkill and Whiteman Lumber Company

Brad CorkillBrad Corkill is president and owner of Whiteman Lumber Company, in Cataldo, Idaho. The mill was started in 1928 by Harry Whiteman, and is now the oldest continuously-operating sawmill in the state. Whiteman Lumber supplied mining timbers for Sunshine and other Silver Valley mines until the sagging mineral market and environmental regulations caused the […]

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24x24 hammer truss timber frame

24×24 Hammer Truss Heavy Timber Plan

This artful 24×24 hammer truss heavy timber frame can be a great asset in many situations! It would make a wonderful great room extension to your existing home.  You could also incorporate this space into a new construction hybrid timber frame design as a spectacular, high-volume great room. And the 576 square foot space can […]

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What Is the Best Heavy Duty Drill For Timber Framing

Best Heavy Duty Drill For Timber Framing

In many ways, these heavy duty drills are a dual purpose tool. Professionals that use these tools need to get two basic functions out of them, mixing and boring big holes. Accomplishing both of those jobs requires speed, torque, handle versatility and durability. Depending on trade and work needs, your choice may be based on a tool’s […]

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