29 Nov Timber Frame/Post and Beam Homes
Log Home Care can protect and enhance more than just log homes.
Log homes come in many varieties… milled, hand-scribed, square (Appalachian style) logs, D-logs, and more but other forms of solid-timber construction include timber frame and post and beam homes, which provide flexibility to build the style of home you desire from rustic to modern architectural styles while employing modern building and energy efficient construction methods. Some of these “hybrid” homes blend combinations of timber frame, post and beam, log and even repurposed barn lumber or other building materials.
Timber frame homes feature posts, beams, and trusses that are square or rectangular in shape. These timbers are often cut on CNC machines, hand-fit in a shop, machined for proper fasteners, and finally reassembled on-site where wooden pegs hide any fasteners. Timber frame homes typically feature large timbers and intricate hand-pegged mortise-and-tenon joinery.
Post and beam homes, while similar, are typically not fit together with joinery but rather the beams sit atop the posts where they are butted up to other components and connected by hardware such as metal plates or “T” connectors.
Caring for a timber frame or post and beam home is similar to log home maintenance but requires specialized skills, and since 1993 Log Home Care has earned the respect of homeowners everywhere to protect and enhance the appearance of these beautiful structures.
Photo gallery of a timber frame home in Ohio.
Before and after photos of a campground structure near Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
Chemical stripped cypress sided timber frame home in Tennessee. One of two buildings refinished on property.
Chemical stripped timber frame structure in Kentucky awaiting stain application. The smallest of four buildings refinished on this property.
The owner of this Tennessee home selected colored accent stain to add style to this rustic board and batten sided post and beam structure.