Modern timber frame homes — October 31, 2008
A timber frame home can last for centuries. Nowadays, you can build timber frame homes that are more durable and attractive than conventional homes. There is a big difference between timber frame homes that were built 30 years ago and today’s timber frame homes. There are many tools available today to build a timber frame home, like computer numerical control (CNC) and computer aided design (CAD). These tools allow builders to create beautiful designs and also allow homeowners to custom design their timber frame home.
Douglas fir is perhaps the most popular wood used to construct a timber frame home. Timber frame homes are well insulated and very accurate in their construction. Timber frame homes are generally designed for open floor plans. Timber frame homes have a modern appeal now and provide comfort, security and pleasure.
Before building a timber frame home you should refer to magazines and books as they provide pictures of timber frame interiors and sample floor plans. Choose the one that appeals to you and best suits your needs. Make sure that you have organised the structure well and thought about how much living space you will need. You should also consider the best location for your room if you want the sun to brighten up your rooms.