Timber-frame elements can provide important structural service to a house, as well as add great drama and stately visual appeal. However, timber-frame elements can be expensive, especially if adequate lumber is not available where you are building. Timber-framing expert Will Beemer suggests that using timber-frame elements selectively is a good, affordable way to add strength and beauty to a conventionally framed house. Whether a house is stick-framed or built with SIPs, timber-frame elements can be integrated.
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