Designing a custom timber frame home can be an evolutionary at times revolutionary process. Whether you'll be developing most of the ideas by yourself or working with a professional design team from the start, this book was written to help inspire a clear vision of your dream home and to support you through the whole design process. The Davis Frame Company shares their wealth of expertise in designing timber frame homes and creating beautiful, livable spaces. The book offers a comprehensive primer on timber frame terminology, including frame and joinery types; provides valuable exercises for determining and articulating what you really need and want; discusses the latest innovations in energy-efficient construction; and shares insights that will help you avoid pitfalls, save money, plan for the long-term and end up with a house that you love to call home. This 2nd edition of Timber Frames: Designing Your Custom Home also expands on the first award-winning version with the addition of a gallery that features a variety of timber frame homes along with their floor plans. This book is as inspirational as it is informative. Whether you are planning a primary home, vacation home or a home to retire to, Timber Frames: Designing Your Custom Home is an essential reference for anyone who wants a custom home as unique as themselves.