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Exposed Beam / Timber Frame

Timber Pub 1859AL
North Carolina 1861AR
Timber Lake 2779AR-CT

Timber Frame Comparison To Exposed Beam

  • Timber Frame Homes, the timbers are part of the structure that holds the home up.
  • Exposed Beam Homes, the home holds the timbers up.
  • Both look great, it depends on what you want.
  • Exposed Beams, will be less expensive.
  • Choose any exterior siding.

Both are an extremely flexible platforms to build upon with your own creative ideas. You can combine round logs with square timbers, stone, stucco, cedar, or cement shakes with siding accents. Think of this as a blank canvas. Both the interior and exterior of the home can be designed to your taste. This opens up nearly endless possibilities in regards to your home's appearance. Both inside and out. If you don't consider yourself the creative type, we have an expert staff to help you along the way.

Note: All of our floor plans are available as exposed beam timber frame designs. Or, you can send us your favorite floor plan.


Hand Hewn Finish Exposed Beams have a rough rustic appearance and add a rich texture to the timbers.
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This great room features multiple hand hewn hammer trusses.
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A Hand Hewn Arch Truss and several timber frame accent pieces make this kitchen look rustic yet elegant.
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Modern Kitchen Amenities like a prep sink on the center island and massive six burner cook-tops make a kitchen very functional while hand hewn accent timber make the home look beautiful.
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A mixture of stone and exposed timber beams create a lot of texture and is full of eye catching details.
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Super Tall Glass Great Room Wall allows in a lot of natural light. Exposed Timber designs usually feature higher ceilings that make rooms feel even more open.
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Open Concept Great Room with exposed timbers that visually break up plain walls and add a lot of eye appeal.
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Smooth Finish Exposed Beams have a more refined look and offer a smooth and elegant feel when touched.
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Large Open Spaces allow for a lot of light to pour into any space. And exposed timber trusses break up the otherwise plain walls. It would be hard to imagine this home with all white walls and white ceilings. It would look like a plain box. However, this home has color and character.
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Exposed Timber Beam Rustic Great Room with a aged metal ceiling. This living space uses many rustic "aged" accents to add personality to the home.
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Hand Peeled Exposed Timber Beams add character to this home while still being subdivision friendly.
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Exposed Timber Beam Kitchen Renderings show our designers how the components will go together and how the home will ultimately look.
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Exposed Timber Beam Dining Area & Kitchen Renderings (Angle 2) show the massive amount of natural light that will enter this home and how open the rooms feel.
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Exposed Timber & Log family room featuring timber frame accents and steel mending plates.
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Exposed Hand Hewn Timbers and large trusses had style and warmth to this spacious great room. This room is not a dull white box because of all the wood accents that are tastefully added.
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Exposed Timbers and Glass Wall guest room for kids with a western theme.
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Maintenance Free Options with exposed log accents have minimal maintenance and maximum curb appeal.
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High Cathedral Exposed Timber Truss Ceilings allow for plenty of light and make a room feel spacious without the typical white box look ov conventional construction.
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Exposed Timber & Log family room fireplace with timber frame log accents. Pre-stained tongue and groove pine ceiling.
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Breakfast Nook with exposed timbers and tongue and groove wood ceiling has a lot of warm rustic personality.
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Exposed Timber Beam Sunroom has large solid timbers that add to the rustic majesty of this home.
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Exposed Beams are shown in the rendering of the Timber Lake 2779AR-CT
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Exposed Timber Beam Bathroom This rustic timber style bathroom and warmth and character. While being clean and "new" the decor gives a classic and almost historic feel.
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Exposed Beam Timbers make this great room living space warm with a rustic look. A space you would love to entertain guests in.

Exposed Beam Timbers in a retreat center chapel.

Exposed Timber & Log retreat center featuring many maintenance free exterior finishes giving the rustic look with less upkeep needed.

Exposed Smooth Timber Bathroom where the timbers add warmth and elegance to the room.
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Exposed Timber & Log glass walls are a great way to frame the perfect view.

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Frequently Asked Questions About
Exposed Beam Timber Frame Log Homes:

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Can an Exposed Beam Timber Frame have a maintenance free exterior?
Yes
Can we have mostly drywall or plaster on the interior of our home?
Yes. You decide what you want on the inside of your home.
What do the terms Exposed Beam or Timber Frame refer to?
Golden Eagle has two types of timber frame packages:
  1. Exposed Beam: We use the words Exposed Beam Timber Frame when the timber frame home isn't framed structurally with timbers. We can save our customers up to 50% when we engineer and build the home conventionally and then just add the timber or log accents for aesthetics.
  2. Structural Beam: Structural Beam Timber Framing is when the "beams" or timbers create the structural skeleton of the home.
We just want the square timber frame or exposed beam look in the Great Room. Can we do that?
Yes, you can have square or round accents in any room or none of the rooms. This is your customized home. Therefore, you decide what is right for you.
How energy efficient are Golden Eagle Exposed Beam and Timber Frame homes?
Golden Eagle's Exposed Beam Timber Frame home is super energy efficient. It is very common to go with our R-38 wall system and our R-65 roof system. This is approximately twice as much insulation R-factor as the average new home being built today.
Does an Exposed Beam Timber Frame cost more than a log home?
A Golden Eagle Exposed Beam Timber Frame home is similar in price to a Golden Eagle Log Home.
Can we have some Timber accents on the exterior of our home?
Sure, round or square timber accents are common. It's your choice.
I have been tearing out cool ideas when I see them in magazines. Can we use some of those ideas into our plans?
Yes! Show us or tell us about your dream home and then our home designers can tie things together for you.
I want the old fashioned clap board exterior look on the outside of my home, can I get that?
Yes, this is a totally custom home. You can have whatever you want.
Why do people like heavy timber framing and exposed beam homes?
The beauty of the wood beams and big columns are visible and they show strength and a feeling of security.


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