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Great custom cabinetry. We especially like the insert embossed panels.
06/02/2017

Great custom cabinetry. We especially like the insert embossed panels.

Thanks Jared Habel for sending us pictures of the great kitchen you created with our panels.

Timber Frame Construction
04/02/2017
Timber Frame Construction

Timber Frame Construction

A page from a timber frame company from "across the pond" that includes lots of great info about timber framing. Of special note, check out the info about the daisy wheel. Amazing what a compass, straight edge, and simple scribe can do in the hands of an old world artisan!

03/07/2017
David Wolfe

Cool concept! 😀 Blends ICF stacked blocks, TF/cabinetry mortise and tenon, and cordwood-like wood fiber insulation. Awesome!

Build A House With These Environment-Friendly Lego-Like Wood Bricks (Brikawood)

Found some wee little #timberframe knee braces on this #tinyhouse blending the oldest form of home construction with the...
12/30/2016

Found some wee little #timberframe knee braces on this #tinyhouse blending the oldest form of home construction with the newest!

And finished painting begins!

#THOW #TinyHome #TinyHouse #TinyHouseBuilding #tinyhousemovement #tinyhousebuild #tinyhomes #Ashland #ClayCounty #Alabama ❤️️ #GoTiny! ❤️️

Love to see this kind of focus on helping introduce young folks to traditional skills like #timberframing and #woodworki...
12/29/2016

Love to see this kind of focus on helping introduce young folks to traditional skills like #timberframing and #woodworking alongside modern technologies like #SIPs.

Great quote, and an important aspect of our mission: To provide technical training for the next generation.

In addition to participation in our tiny house work, we're planning to host DIY and Pro classes on stick frame construction, timber framing, and building with SIPs. Cabinet making is an obvious one to consider, and wondering if we should add carving to the mix.

#GoTiny! :-)

The ERC timber frame work on the benches is great, but check out the gluelam spanning that material alcove!
12/21/2016

The ERC timber frame work on the benches is great, but check out the gluelam spanning that material alcove!

Our Goal: A facility full of local craftsmen in full-swing!

Love to see an artist's interpretation of the building systems we love!
12/21/2016

Love to see an artist's interpretation of the building systems we love!

Cutaway image of #timberframe and #sips house from Bensonwood. Another great example of prefab systems working in harmony as "green building" techniques!

Great info with insights into how-it-works for integration into hybrid #timberframe design and construction.
12/21/2016

Great info with insights into how-it-works for integration into hybrid #timberframe design and construction.

While we ramp up for full-scale production, we're exploring prefab panel systems like Bensonwood's Open-Built® system, in which the structure, skin, and mechanical systems are separated or “disentangled” to maximize efficiency.

Kudos to ya' Ted as you continue building on your legacy!

12/12/2016
DeMilked

If this doesn't get you drooling... refresh the page!

1000-year-old Japanese joinery techniques that don't require any nails or glue: https://goo.gl/AjAJY5

12/04/2016

How cool is this!

Can you see this as a timber frame cottage by a lake? We can! :)
11/27/2016

Can you see this as a timber frame cottage by a lake? We can! :)

Sample of our plans for a #SIP #tinyhouse on foundation (#THOF) on an odd-shaped infill lot. What do you think?

Check out the beautiful timber frame of the Seagull House.
10/20/2015

Check out the beautiful timber frame of the Seagull House.

Name says it all: World's Cutest Cottage!
10/09/2015

Name says it all: World's Cutest Cottage!

Flashback Friday Favorite. Love the old school cottage appeal. I'd update the floor plan to include a more open plan, an...
10/09/2015

Flashback Friday Favorite. Love the old school cottage appeal. I'd update the floor plan to include a more open plan, and dress it up with some timber elements. Always build on a solid foundation!

Ah... the Blue Mist. Nice design, pretty name!
10/08/2015

Ah... the Blue Mist. Nice design, pretty name!

Stunning image, beautiful frame :)
10/06/2015

Stunning image, beautiful frame :)

Like it if you want one!
09/09/2015

Like it if you want one!

Follow the progress of building a timber frame based Net Zero home. How cool is that!Visit Website >> www.CreeksideNetZe...
09/09/2015

Follow the progress of building a timber frame based Net Zero home. How cool is that!

Visit Website >> www.CreeksideNetZero.com

An especially nice scarf joint found on the otherwise utilitarian porch of an old lighthouse keeper's cottage. Always ke...
08/27/2015

An especially nice scarf joint found on the otherwise utilitarian porch of an old lighthouse keeper's cottage. Always keeping an eye out for nice joinery!

RIP Roland Sweet. It was great getting to know you while watching the "joint bustin'" festivities at the Timber Framer's...
08/19/2015

RIP Roland Sweet. It was great getting to know you while watching the "joint bustin'" festivities at the Timber Framer's Guild Conference in Leesburg a few years back. I wish I had spent more time chatting, but the hours we talked were thoroughly enjoyable. Best to all at Active Interest Media. Through you, Roland's log and timber legacy lives on!

A #tinyhouse with bits of #timberframe accents. #LoveAkingpost
05/05/2015

A #tinyhouse with bits of #timberframe accents. #LoveAkingpost

Classic and contemporary in this #TinyHouse of #TimberFrame elements. The rooftop deck (added when parked) is becoming a theme of mine.

Another little #tinyhouse design with #timberframe elements. Literal thumbnail sketches, so this is a true "tiny house."
05/05/2015

Another little #tinyhouse design with #timberframe elements. Literal thumbnail sketches, so this is a true "tiny house."

Classic and contemporary in this #TinyHouse of #TimberFrame elements. The rooftop deck (added when parked) is becoming a theme of mine.

04/25/2015
Timber Trails

While owner/builder options exist for those building on conventional foundations, the DIY #TinyHouse builders remain mobile.

While these houses are often built to specs that meet or exceed "code minimum," it will be important to determine a route that allows tiny house builders to park long-term. For many municipalities this could be a stretch due to their need for regulation, inspection, and allowing for occupancy.

Tiny houses on wheels are classified as RVs, and we're hoping to see an allowance for them to be used as domiciles, not just overnight camping. For many, living so simply is a dream they're making into a reality.

Here's hoping the #TinyHouseMovement finds a way to smooth this bumpy road!

Talk radio interview on the topic of legal tiny house habitation in response to a local couple being forced to move from their new #TinyHouse. Tiny houses are too cute to ignore, and restrictions may increase in the near future, along with our need to pursue legal living options.

During the interview, Timber Trails founder, Thom Stanton, provides an overview of tiny houses, their difference from recreational vehicles (RVs), and potential for living in tiny house communities or individual parcels of property.

At the date of this post, Michael Brown and his wife are still not permitted to live in their new tiny house, though administrators from Chesterfield County have reported progress on options to legalize full-time occupancy of tiny houses in the county.

What steps would you take to legalize tiny house living?

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Another shipping container design blended with timber frame and SIPs.
03/09/2015

Another shipping container design blended with timber frame and SIPs.

Littler timber frame and shipping container house for a hillside.

One of my faves. Fun how they just come together one line at a time.
03/09/2015

One of my faves. Fun how they just come together one line at a time.

Another container tower design. Man a 40' on end would make a great way to view a broad vista!

The tall tower seems to be a theme.
03/09/2015

The tall tower seems to be a theme.

Another wee littler timber frame design.

Live edge lower chord on the king post truss...?
03/09/2015

Live edge lower chord on the king post truss...?

A small but grand little timber frame with central viewing tower over the intersected gable roof. Also a big porch for outdoor living on the right side.

More timber frame sketches on back of today's church bulletin!
03/09/2015

More timber frame sketches on back of today's church bulletin!

Today's sketches and notes from Art Class... er, um... I mean church!

Who wants a timber frame tiny house?
03/07/2015

Who wants a timber frame tiny house?

Our most recent "adaptive design" project. I'm a freak for fachwerk and wanted to do my timber framing forefathers justice with the design for this traditionally styled #tinyhouse. Love...? Hate...? Thoughts?

Do you keep a sketchbook of ideas, designs, and random thoughts?
03/07/2015

Do you keep a sketchbook of ideas, designs, and random thoughts?

#TinyHouse sketches from church on Sunday. Mmm... #floorplans

Another tiny house event at the timber frame church in Richmond, VA.
03/07/2015

Another tiny house event at the timber frame church in Richmond, VA.

Article from Tiny House Giant Journey about their visit with us last Fall at Unity of Bon Air. Check out photos from the meetup event as a prelude of tomorrow's fun at the 2 Tiny Open House!

http://goo.gl/9sgPXY

Have you thought of helping kids in your area learn building basics?
03/07/2015

Have you thought of helping kids in your area learn building basics?

Iowa teens learn and practice "tiny life" skills in project teams during a SCADpad school project. This quote moved me most, and seemed to sum up experiences. It's really incredible to see how their insights parallel our own. Enjoy! - Thom [>:-)

Blog Post >> http://goo.gl/9z51hr

Sometimes the old methods are the best!
03/07/2015

Sometimes the old methods are the best!

My 3 step process for making a "cruck" frame cabin for outback glamping. Where would you build yours...?

A throwback to the old split timber look of yore on some new-fangled form of foundation!
02/28/2015

A throwback to the old split timber look of yore on some new-fangled form of foundation!

Our most recent "adaptive design" project. I'm a freak for fachwerk and wanted to do my timber framing forefathers justice with the design for this traditionally styled #tinyhouse. Love...? Hate...? Thoughts?

Beautiful!
02/28/2015

Beautiful!

We're taking an educated guess that this is part of a church conversion, but it's a great example of what can be done with an unusual space and a bit of imagination :)

A great new plan from Wisconsin Log Homes. I'm personally a small home kinda guy, and always look at ways to trim down t...
02/25/2015
Rocklin - Log Homes, Cabins and Log Home Floor Plans - Wisconsin Log Homes

A great new plan from Wisconsin Log Homes. I'm personally a small home kinda guy, and always look at ways to trim down the size without sacrificing the look. What would you keep? What has to go?

Log homes, hybrid homes, timber homes, and log cabin packages by Wisconsin Log Homes, a worldwide log home company. View log home information, log home floor plans, custom log home designs and log home pictures.

If you're looking for a great #TimberFrame starter project, check out the sawhorse plans from Timber Frame HQ. Once you ...
02/25/2015

If you're looking for a great #TimberFrame starter project, check out the sawhorse plans from Timber Frame HQ. Once you fall in love with traditional joinery, who knows what you'll wanna make next!

A great set of saw horses from Mike K. in CA. Want some plans head over to timberframehq.com and download them freely today.

Something to think about if you're looking to downsize from the McMansion to a smaller #TimberFrame home, cabin, cottage...
02/25/2015

Something to think about if you're looking to downsize from the McMansion to a smaller #TimberFrame home, cabin, cottage, or tiny house!

A few downsizing tips to help you make the turn!

A few #TimberFrame elements help dress-up an otherwise standard styled country cape. Adding a few components around key ...
02/25/2015

A few #TimberFrame elements help dress-up an otherwise standard styled country cape. Adding a few components around key locations (cathedral ceiling, kitchen island, doorways, mantle, and exterior gable ends) is a great way to get the TF look without all the expense of a full-sized frame.

Samples of a small 1.5 story Cape Cod styled home designed for building from a finish-ready SIP package. The finished structure is designed for bedroom/bathroom suites on both floors with vaulted living space. The timber frame porch posts are basic accents in a design that can be adapted to many different architectural styles including Colonial, Craftsman, Log Cabin, Timber Frame, and others with simple aesthetic changes to exterior cladding and trim treatments, roof overhangs, roofing material, and window size/placement. Contact us for options and pricing estimates!

Working out the semantics for a #TimberFrame #TinyHouse using a hammer beam bent to support the gambrel roof. This barn-...
02/24/2015

Working out the semantics for a #TimberFrame #TinyHouse using a hammer beam bent to support the gambrel roof. This barn-styled roof provides more headroom in the loft than the more commonly seen gable roof.

Images of our personal aspirations and objectives are kept close at hand (even in our closet) as constant reminders to share our passions!

Thumbnail sketch of a little church-like design that would make a great #TinyHouse using #TimberFrame elements. Some rec...
02/24/2015

Thumbnail sketch of a little church-like design that would make a great #TinyHouse using #TimberFrame elements. Some reclaimed barn beams would make for great exposed posts and trusses. With the right kind of clapboard siding, you'd be hard pressed to say it wasn't an authentic structure someone updated.

I think little country churches are charming and would make an incredible #TinyHouse. How 'bout you?

A cool idea worthy of consideration for timber framers. Pole construction, introduces post-and-beam hardware, which open...
02/22/2015

A cool idea worthy of consideration for timber framers. Pole construction, introduces post-and-beam hardware, which opens the door for some authentic mortise and tenon joinery. Gotta keep the building styles in the family, and a great way to blend contemporary design with modern engineering and classic craftsmanship!

Check out this #TreeHouse #TinyHouse. Thanks to Rebecca Dees for sharing the image.

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