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Archive | Building & Design

This category includes a broad range of blog posts all pertaining to post and beam building or the post and beam design process. Architectural inspirations, design ideas, tips for building new post and beam homes and additions and more!


Hybrid Timber Frames

Have you ever heard of hybrid timber frames?  They are a good option when you want to reduce the amount of timbers when designing your dream home.  At Yankee Barn Homes, we occasionally meet clients who love the look of post and beam homes but wonder if it is possible to use less timbers.  It […]

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Timber Frame Dreamin’

Ah, Spring.  This time of year I love to sit outside, ignore the housework piling up and dream over magazines of home plans.  Plan viewing in my house often brings on lively discussion, debates and laughter.  My daughters think they each need a master suite of their own, complete with dressing rooms, private bath, closets […]

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Post & Beam Home Design…Lesson #7

Lesson # 7: If Structure Matters, Aesthetics Are Paramount. This is where I’m probably going to insult some people and those who know me will never believe it, but tossing insults and sarcasm around is truly not my objective; at least not here. That being said, I have strong opinions on aesthetics in general and […]

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Lesson #6 Structure Matters

Lesson # 6: Structure Matters. The beauty of post and beam design is the number of options you have. The structure may be designed using either interior bearing walls when privacy is desired or a simple bearing post where openness is what you want. Instead of an entire wall, a post will suffice. This is […]

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