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Every Timber Frame Home Has a Story

And every story begins with a journey. And most journeys do not follow a straight linear path, but rather take many twists and turns as we move forward, always learning and discovering. With regards to using Artistic Timber Framing to create long-lasting beauty, your journey may include questions like:

  • "How much does Timber Framing cost?"

  • "Will Timber Framing fit my home style?"

  • "Can I add Timbers to my home blueprints?"

  • "Is Timber Framing possible for remodels?"

And many more questions. As dedicated Timber Frame Guides, we encourage people to embrace the questions and uncertainties as opportunities! Because there’s a fun, exciting world to discover! Here, you’ll find post and beam history, design, planning expertise, construction tips, Timber Home plans, and a ton of photos for your ideas and inspiration.

Will your story unfold similarly to those below?​

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This modern timber frame home plan offers a cozy and efficient living space for couples or small families. With just under 1,200 square feet, the plan features two bedrooms, two baths, and an open concept living area.

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Featured Floor Plans

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Style Finder

Not Sure Which Design Style Best Suits You?

Modern? Rustic? Something Else?...

Get the design style of your home wrong and you'll create aesthetic headaches to work around. Get the RIGHT look and things come easy as falling off a log!

How Can We Bring Your Dream Project to Life?

Your dream timber home project is closer than you think. We offer flexible solutions tailored to your individual needs and budget, making it easy to incorporate the timeless beauty of timber framing into your project.

  • DIY Enthusiast? Looking for a Timber Kit or Package for a standalone structure or a remodel that infuses warmth and character into your existing home?

  • Ready to Build? Choose a SimpleStart Design floor plan for a quick and effortless path to your unique timber frame home.

  • Have a Specific Vision? With our Custom Floor Plan service, we collaborate with you to design a home that perfectly matches your unique style and requirements.

  • Working with Existing Plans? Let us integrate stunning timber elements into your design, whether it was designed with timbers or not!

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We provide expertly designed and precisely manufactured timber frame kits for stunning patios, pavilions, and more.
Are you eager to build your own home but don't want the hassle of a long design process? SimpleStart Designs offer the perfect solution!
Our team specializes in crafting custom timber home floor plans that reflect your lifestyle, aesthetic, and the special qualities of your building site.
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Seamlessly integrate the warmth and beauty of timber framing into your existing architectural drawings, whether there are timbers or not.

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The Inspiration Report
A Timber Frame Magazine

Explore the world of exposed beam construction and learn the intricacies of floor plan design. This quarterly periodical is packed with info, ideas, and inspiration about all things Timber Framing.

Inspiration Report - A Timber Magazine
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