The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Great Designs in Wood (67) - Timber Frame Heaven in Texas Hill Country

If we get to pick our homes in heaven, this is what I'll be living in. Simple timber frame, simple interior design, wood so rich you can smell it right through your screen, surrounded with low-lying live oaks under a big sky. Hard to beat.

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Selva Lee said...

A cabin in the mountains, screened in front and back porches, trout stream front or back door, My home in heaven with my big pups.

Ivan S said...

How to get a cost for such house?

TimbersDoneRight said...

A timber frame purist recognizes that this is a house with timber trusses and some T&G paneling going on. It is not a timber frame.

But is still really nice!

Ed J

Chuck Ray said...

Hi, Ivan. Quotes for different designs of this type are available from the company at

Anonymous said...

There's something not right about the color scheme inside. And I am not wild about that grey cinder block look. And strange kitchen layout too.....

Chuck Ray said...

Ahhhh, you sound like my wife, Anon. Only I know she doesn't read the blog.

We Texans ain't fer all that fancy stuff. Give us a meal, a bed, and a quick way out, and we're happy. :-)