Passive Solar Design and Timber Frame Homes

The term passive solar refers to taking advantage of sunlight for energy without the use of active mechanical systems or means ( When planning your new Davis Frame Home, incorporating passive solar design is an important step toward building an energy-efficient and sustainable home. A well-thought-out passive solar timber frame design includes a variety of … Read more

Vermont Timber Frame Home: Ski Patrol

Published by: Timber Home Living Magazine Story by: Reed Karaim If you’ve ever had a dream about building that perfect timber frame home in New England ski country, here’s a fair warning: You’re going to have to deal with some envy as you read this story. Jeff and Linda Lennox and their two teenage sons … Read more

Timber Framing is New Again

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Timber Framing The phrase “timber framing” to the uninitiated brings to mind loggers yelling “timberrr!”, early American settler’s homes, dark log cabins, barns, and snowed-in 19th-century New Englanders-visions of days gone by and a humble and difficult past. But the first impression on walking into a modern timber-framed home is cathedral ceiling. Space. Light. And … Read more

Japanese Tea House Floor Plan

Next to a peaceful pond in Vermont, this award-winning Japanese timber frame tea house pavilion is used to create an idyllic and welcoming feeling for the owner and guests. In addition, the owner uses this pavilion for summer entertaining. During the warmer months, the clients can put full-size screens in place of the glass to … Read more

Lakeside Timber Frame Home in New York

Those who own lakefront properties quickly realize that their homes have two front entrances: one that faces the world and one that faces the water. Rob Williams and Barbara Deane-Williams’ lakeside timber frame home on Lake Ontario in Upstate New York not only shows the world two equally prominent faces; it also showcases an eclectic … Read more

Off-Grid Timber Frame Voted Timber Home of the Year!

PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 22, 2011-Davis Frame Company, designer and manufacturer of timber frame homes is proud to announce that one of their homes is “Timber Frame Home of the Year” by the Timber Frame Business Council. The off-grid timber frame home is in Sisters, Oregon. The off-grid timber frame home features traditional timber … Read more

Off-Grid Timber Frame Home in Oregon

Some of the wood in Leanne Smith’s timber frame, off-grid timber frame home in Sisters, Oregon has a unique story. “That’s my uncle’s barn that blew down,” says Smith referring to the century-old Douglas fir in her kitchen cabinets, living room floor, foyer ceiling and fireplace mantel. The 2,900 square foot home, chosen as “This … Read more