One way that you can achieve the signature timber frame appearance while controlling costs is to build a hybrid structure. A hybrid structure makes use of both timber framing and other conventional framing methods, such as a stick building, to maximize your resources.

A hybrid residential structure, for example, can use a timber frame in the important areas of a home for maximum effect, such as great rooms or living spaces, while the wings of the house can be framed less expensively with slender dimensional lumber. This enables you to reduce your costs in bathrooms, utility rooms, and closets while emphasizing the woodworking where it can be most appreciated.

Similarly, in commercial structures, you can use timber framing in public spaces to achieve the “wow” factor and use a less expensive construction method to create administrative spaces. By blending the beauty of a timber framed space with conventional building materials, you can achieve your design goals while also staying within a budget.