In the News
Home Builders Association - For Consumers
In this section, NAHB has assembled a wide
variety of materials and information for the homeowner. Everything
you need to know about building your new home, taking on a remodeling
project, to helping you understand more about home building.
Structural Insulated Panel
Guild of North America
The Timber Framers Guild is a non-profit educational membership association.
Our goal is to educate our members as well as the public in the techniques
and theories of contemporary and historic timber framing, the centuries-old
construction system of large wooden posts and beams.
Frame Business Council
The Timber Frame Business Council is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the benefits of timber
frame construction. Our member companies include builders and designers of
timber frame homes, timber suppliers, panel manufacturers, and other related
Magazines & Newsletters
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher
Alexander, Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein
Build a Classic Timber-Framed House: Planning and Design, Traditional
Materials, Affordable Methods -- by Jack A. Sobon
Camps and Cottages by Molly Hyde English
Coastal Retreats by Linda Leigh
Cottages by the Sea by Linda Leigh Paul
Creating the Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka
Storybook Style by Arrol Gellner & Douglas Keister
Small Houses (Fine Homebuilding/Great Houses) by Fine Homebuilding
The Backroad Home--Simple Country Designs of Cottages, Cabins, Barns,
Stables, Garages and Garden Sheds with Sources for Blueprints, Kits,
Building Accessories, Catalogs and Guide Books edited by Donald J.
The Bungalow by Paul Duchscherer and Douglas Keister
The Cabin by Dale Mulfinger and Susan E. Davis
The Not So Big House,
by Sarah Susanka
The New Cottage Home by John Tolpin
The New Family Home: Creating the Perfect Home for Today and Tomorrow
by John Tolpin
Timberframe Interiors by Dick Pirozzolo, Linda Corzine
Timberframe: The Art and Craft of the Post-And-Beam Home by Tedd
Log Home and Timber Frame Expo
offers numerous three-day trade shows that
expose all facets of the log and timber-frame home buying and building
the largest blacksmith shop in Central Oregon.
Their work has been featured in some of the finest destination
resorts, including the Sunriver Lodge in Sunriver, Oregon and the Black
Butte Ranch Lodge near Sisters.
- Real R-values for Whole Walls
Scientists with the Department of Energy
have developed a new method for measuring the effective R-values of wall
This is a web site filled with excellently designed products, suitable
for a Not So Big House. There's a wonderful feature on the site that
allows you to collect images and data on the products you like, that you
can later download and give to your architect or designer. I recommend
this site to all my clients.