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What Should I Know About Financing a Log Home?

As you begin the process of financing your log or timber frame home, you will find that there are some differences compared to financing a conventional home. The following is a list of things to consider: Selecting A Lender Look for a loan officer who is experienced in construction lending, preferably experienced in log homes [...]

What is the Difference Between a Stock Plan and a Custom Design?

Where a stock plan is intended as a “ready-to-go” set of plans, the creation of a floor plan concept is meant as a starting place or inspiration for what your custom plan will be.  The idea of the “custom plan” can be confusing when so many in the log and timber home industry offer stock [...]

What Should I Know About Local Covenants or Review Boards?

Before you invest your time and energy into the design process it’s important to know if there will be any restrictions imposed on your design, due to your location. Restrictions often come from the county, the city or the rules of your development. Having a team in place who can identify and work within these [...]

Product Collaboration – Windsor Windows

Having an efficient and tight shell for their wood home was an important request for Steve and Patty of Northwest Washington. Their particular design included timber framing and Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), which were key in creating their shell, but they knew that if their home’s windows were not designed to fit to precision, or [...]

Most Popular Posts of 2012

As another year comes to a close at PrecisionCraft, it is time once again to share with you the most popular blog articles that have been read throughout the year. Below is a list of 10 posts, ranging in topics from design to current projects. Whether you are re-reading or enjoying these for the first [...]

12 Tips to a Better Timber Home

You’ve dreamt of how that log or timber frame home would look after all of the time you have invested in brainstorming and planning. Now your designers are finally beginning to put that dream to paper. But before you take that image of your home from paper to construction, the staff at Timber Home Living [...]