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Find out more about what’s going on in the exciting world of Riverbend Timber Framing. We look forward to keeping you filled in on the latest and greatest that timber frame homes have to offer. Get the latest news, updates, articles, events, & more.


Case Study: A PerfectFit™ Home For a Perfect Getaway in Montana

May 03, 2024

PROJECT OVERVIEW: Nestled in the picturesque mountains outside of Bozeman, Montana is one of Riverbend’s innovative PerfectFit™ homes. Designed to seamlessly integrate with the natural landscape while maximizing functionality and space, this Riverbend PerfectFit™ home stands as a testament to modern architectural design and construction efficiency. BUILDING THE DREAM: Embarking on her retirement journey, the […]

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Case Study: A Vineyard Dream Home in Napa Valley

Feb 26, 2024

A Structural Design, Timber Frame, & SIP Solution From the hillside vineyards and sprawling live oak trees, to the intricate timber details that frame breathtaking views, this home is all about nature. No expense was spared, nor detail overlooked in the design and building of this magnificent estate. Having fallen in love with Napa over […]

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Traditional Wood Joinery

Oct 30, 2023

Many would argue that the beauty and artistry of wood joinery is what sets an authentic timber frame home apart from other types of wood homes. This is a building method that was perfected centuries ago by master craftsmen. Long before metal fasteners, like nails or screws were available or cost effective, builders used wood […]

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Best Timber Frame Home Design – Award Winner

Oct 13, 2023

2023 National Association of Home Builders Award for Excellence in Timber Frame Home Design. Classic craftsman architecture meets elegant luxury with this stunning resort-like lakefront home. The Evergreen exudes a rare and captivating charm, which instantly transports you to a world where nature intertwines with architecture. A lifelong lover of the great outdoors, when the […]

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Top Reasons to Build a Timber Frame Home – What’s Your Why?

Sep 14, 2023

Rich history, exquisite timbers, and embracing the treasures of the land…. Homes that stand the test of time. Timber frame homes have countless benefits, but the most important one is your reason. Whether it be the sustainability aspect, or fulfilling a lifelong dream, it is important that your design and build team understands your vision, […]

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Design Considerations for Mountain Style Timber Frame Homes

Aug 01, 2023

  Sometimes the best design ideas spring from our favorite childhood memories – a camping trip, fishing with Grandpa, building a fort in the woods. And then we grow up, and it all comes back around in that full, beautiful circle – you find that perfect piece of paradise, and these cherished memories now become […]

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Fernie Ceiling

Riverbend & Outside Drawings

Nov 30, 2020

Many of our clients know us for our work creating beautiful, custom designed homes. We love sitting down with our clients and turning their vague, home design ideas into solid, artistic realities. We also love working with outside drawings to add timber framing. So, if you have a set of existing plans for a residential […]

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PerfectFit RTB Process

Riverbend’s New PerfectFit™ Ready-to-Build Process

Oct 15, 2020

Introducing PerfectFit™ Ready-to-Build by Riverbend Timber Framing For nearly 50 years, Riverbend has created conceptual designs that inspire our clients to create an authentic timber frame home of their own. Comprised of structural timbers throughout the home, these designs use varying densities of timbers according to the exact preference of the owner. While Riverbend still […]

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tuscany style timber frame home

What is a Custom Timber Frame Home?

Sep 02, 2020

What is a custom timber frame home? Customization is an often-used word in home building, but what does Riverbend mean when using it? When we talk about customization, we talk in terms of degrees. This is because we understand that every homeowner’s vision is different. Therefore, whether you require only minor modifications, or opt for […]

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modern farmhouse designs

Using Commercial Glass: Architectural Elements

Sep 02, 2020

From the first timber homes were built in the early 80’s to today, one of the most common features our clients love is a wall of windows. Designers place the windows into vaulted spaces and frame them in timber. This way, they create a “wow” factor experience in areas like the great room or master […]

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