I was thinking today about how much I love my Victorian-era carriage house post & beam. What is your favorite style of post and beam architecture?
Note: Please see July 10, 2009 post for A-K Lag Screw: A lag screw is a screw with a square or hexagonal head. Sometimes called a lag bolt. They are larger and stronger than regular screws. Lower Girt: A girt is a lower beam. In a post and beam home, it can be a decorative […]
There may be times during the build process when certain terminology is used by industry people that we might not understand. This happened to me more than once when my husband and I were building. I could have used a “cheat sheet” of terms, so thought I’d assist any of you who might feel the […]
Post and Beam homes are typically expected to cost more than a 2×4 “stick built” home. The reasons for this are many and varied, with the main ones being the cost of the high quality wood timber frame versus inexpensive wood studs, superior insulation, and the typical use of large glass areas. That being said, […]
The gardens that extend three-quarters of the way around our carriage house were put in just a month ago; therefore they have yet to fill out. However, watching the space go from barren to lush overnight was amazing. Should you ever feel you’d like to make a dramatic change to the look of your grounds, […]
As promised, or threatened depending on how you look at it, I’m going to write a series of posts about the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding our new timber frame carriage house. Please allow me to give you a little background history about our home site. The property belonged to my husband when we met […]
The kitchen layout is one of the first considerations when designing a home. Many of your preferences will need to be considered and decided before drawings of your new or remodeled home may begin. Will you have an eat-in kitchen? Do you prefer an open family area as part of the floor plan or do […]
For those of you who have realized you want to live in a post and beam structure, good for you! You’re already way ahead of where I was when the idea of post and beam living came into my life. As of today, I am a year and change into being a post and beam […]