Timber Frame Package Contents & Building System

A timber frame home is a beautiful, economic and flexible choice for rustic living

Timber Frame Homes

For those with a deep desire for a rustic home, our Timber Frames have become a popular choice no matter if they are located in a busy metropolitan suburb or in a rolling country landscape. Here are some points to consider and an explanation of the Honest Abe Log Homes Timber Frame package contents.

Do you love the interior, natural look of wood but want a more traditional exterior or more decorative flexibility on the interior? If so, then a Timber Frame home is the choice for you. Honest Abe Log Homes offers Timber Frame construction with exposed timbers on the interior, while allowing for the choice of using more common exterior finishes like conventional siding, brick or stone.

Our Timber Frame System offers old-world country charm with superb flexibility to add color or decorative style to the interior. Our attention to detail can be recognized through the quality of the craftsmanship.

In the construction of our Timber Frame System, Honest Abe uses timeless construction methods to create a framework from 8”x 8” Douglas Fir vertical posts and horizontal beams. This “superstructure” is left exposed on the interior, while insulated wall panels sheath the exterior. 

Giving you the flexibility to design the kind of home you’ve always wanted, Honest Abe’s Timber Frame option brings the beauty of natural wood into your home’s interior. The framework is pre-cut, numbered, packaged and delivered to the home site. Our Timber Frames feature large Douglas Fir timbers for the framework and “sandwich” wall panels made of sheetrock, insulation and exterior sheathing. They’re a beautiful, economic and flexible choice for your forever home.

Honest Abe Log Homes Timber Frame Package Contents

Subfloor System

1. Foundation (By Owner)

2. Treated Sill with Termite Shield & Sill Seal

3. Joist (2″x10″ @ 16″O/C)

4. Double Header

5. Subfloor Girder

6. Decking


Timber Frame Wall System

7. Timber Frame Posts, Plates and Angle Braces

8. Wall Panels (7/16″ OSB – Insulation – Sheet Rock)

9. Cedar Lap Siding or Log Siding


Second Floor System

10. Support Post

11. Ceiling Beam Girder

12. Ceiling Beams

13. Header

14. Tongue & Groove Decking (2″x6″)


Gable End & Dormer System

15. Gable End Timber Frame Posts, Plates and Angle Braces

16. Gable End Wall Panels

17. Gable End Weather Wrap

18. OSB Nail Base (Log Siding)

19. Gable End Cedar Lap Siding

20. Dormer Framing (2″x 4″)

Porch and Deck System

21. Porch/Deck Pier (by owner)

22. Porch/Deck Framing (treated)

23. Decking (treated)

24. Porch Post/Plate/Angle Braces (6″x6″)

25. Porch Rafter (4″x6″)

26. Porch Rafter Decking (2″x6″ T&G)

27. Porch Rails and Spindles


Window and Door Units

28. Insulated, Double Hung, Tilt-Sash Wood Windows

29. Insulated, Wood Grained, Fiberglass Doors, Interior

30. Interior Wall Framing

31. Stair Stringer ( 2″x12″)

32. Stair Tread (2″x10″)

33. Baseboard/Ceiling Trim (1″x5″)

34. Interior Doors


Optional Items

(not included in standard Honest Abe Log Homes Timber Frame package contents)

35. 1″x6″ Tongue for interior walls

36. Clad Windows

37. Engineered I-Joist

38. Heavy-Timber Stair Package

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“Honest Abe’s timber frame system is easier to construct than traditional timber frame structures. Honest Abe timber frames require no cranes or special equipment. No special foundation is needed. No special skills are demanded. The framework is pre-cut and numbered, then packaged and delivered to your site – direct from our plant in some areas, with our fork lift equipment in tow. To make construction even easier, technical assistance is readily available along with our free construction manual and your blueprints. In many areas our dry-in and in-house construction service is offered.

Josh Watson

Construction Manager, Honest Abe Log Homes