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Timber Frame Design and Construction Resources and Organizations

These Reference Documents bring more insight into the design and timberframe process

Preliminary Design and Construction Documents

Building Program Questionnaire

Site Parameters Questionnaire

Background of Timber Framing: Timber Frame Homes Magazine, 1997

An introduction to Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

Design Articles written by Chuck for Timber Frame Homes magazine



Timber Framing

The Timber Frame Home, 3rd ed, by Tedd Benson, Taunton Press, 1999

Build A Classic Timber -Framed House, by Jack Sobon, Garden Way Publishing,1994

The Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay, 1625-1725, by Abbott Lowel Cummings, Harvard Univ. Press 1979


Creating The Not So Big House, by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 2000

The Not So Big House, by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 1998

A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander et al, Oxford Univ. Press, 1977

Environmental Building News, a monthly periodical on "green" design and materials


These organizations help bring together information, companies and people.

Timber Framers Guild of North America
Executive Directors: Joel McCarty, Will Beemer
Timber Framers Guild Office
PO Box 60, Becket, MA 01223
Exploring and expanding Education, History, and public services of Timber Framing

"Lifetime Member"

Timber Frame Business Council
217 Main St Hamilton, MT. USA
Vc: 406.375.0713
Fax: 406.375.6401
Engineering Research, Business development

Structural Insulated Panel Association
3413 A 56th Street NW Gig Harbor WA 98335
phone: 253.858.7472 fax: 253.858.0272


Project Green Build
La Center WA 98335
phone: 360.263.2719

Providing Green building education, outreach, and promotion for SW Washington.



Energy Star Homes
ENERGY STAR Programs Mail Code 6202J
401 M Street SW Washington DC 20460
An Energy Star Home can include a number of energy efficiency features that contribute to dramatically improve energy-efficiency in comparison to a standard home. Look for these partners and Allies which offer these guidelines and products.


These Comapines provide quality building products:


Home Technology International Inc.

Solid Wood Building Products for the Home-building Craftsman, made from ecologically harvested slow growth pine.

Frank Wilson
Home Technology International, Inc.
Federal Way, WA 98003


Stirling Technologies, Inc

The RecoupAerator® Whole House Unit ventilates your entire home (up to 3,000 square feet), supplying you with clean, fresh air every two hours, while keeping a majority of the heat from being blown out of the home. SYNERGY BUILDING can provide a package that is right for your home.


Structures NW : Suppling SIP packages to NW projects


Sustain NW :: Education & advise on sustainible living and business practices




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