Digital Magazines for Your Custom Wood Home

February 12th, 2015

Was your new year’s resolution to take the next step in your custom log home or timber home project? Regardless of what stage your project is in, you can find valuable information and inspiration in Rustic Architecture and Elegant Wood Homes.

Cover-RA_15SPIn the Spring 2015 issue of Rustic Architecture you’ll gain access to exclusive photos of a rustic handcrafted log cabin, a hybrid log and timber weekend retreat and an Asian inspired timber frame home.  Additional articles include details about setting a budget, ways to make your new home look aged, and outdoor kitchen layouts.

 Purchase this issue or Subscribe to the digital magazine now.



Explore three timber frame homes and their floor plans in the Winter 2014 issue of Elegant Wood Homes.  In the Lifestyle section, read how to translate your dreams into your home’s design alongside a story of how a hillside in Kentucky became one family’s dream vacation destination.  This issue will also help you figure out who will design your timber frame home and what role windows play in your home’s efficiency.

Get Elegant Wood Homes for your tablet or mobile phone today.

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Rimrock

January 9th, 2015

2,996 Liveable Square Feet, 808 Sq. Ft Decks and Patios

This Adirondack-inspired design forgoes the prow of traditional log homes in lieu of impressive clerestory windows inside crossing log beams and matching dormers on each side.

The Rimrock’s layout has a grand entrance through a porte-cochère into a large foyer that flows to the great room. The luxury master suite includes a fireplace and upstairs are two additional bedrooms, each with their own bath. Explore the floor plan.

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The Rimrock can be easily customized to meet your needs. Need more bedrooms or additional rooms? Consider modifying the current bedroom space or adding a basement. See examples how this plan has been customized.

Introducing: The Hawksbury Floor Plan

November 25th, 2014

2,861 Livable Square Feet,  1,388 Sq. Ft. Decks and Patios

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At just under 3,000 square feet this cottage style design is cozy yet spacious and has qualities that make it a great starting point for your mountain style home.

The main level layout includes a great room and formal dining room which open to a wraparound covered porch, perfect for enjoying panoramic views. A master suite, also on the first floor, is secluded from the public spaces and has private access to the porch.

Upstairs two bedrooms and a bunk room provide plenty of room for guests. Explore the Hawskbury Floor Plan now.

Explore Home Stories and Floor Plans

November 12th, 2014

Don’t miss out on all the information packed into the newest Rustic Architecture issue including three featured log and timber home articles with floor plans:Cover-RA_14W

-An adzed timber frame home in Idaho
-A hybrid log and timber vacation home on Windermere Lake in Canada
-A milled log home on the Maine coast

You’ll also read about project timelines and how wood textures and metal can affect the overall look and feel of your custom wood home.

In the planning stage of your project? Subscribe to Rustic Architecture for a year’s worth of helpful insights, information and inspiration.

Elegant Wood Homes Magazine Fall 2014


The latest issue of Elegant Wood Homes also features amazing content for those who love timber framing and timber frame homes. Articles will  help you describe the look you want for your custom home and consider unique advantages of different building locations.  Our feature stories this quarter include the popular Acreage Reflections as well as a lakeside and farm inspired design. Get the Fall Issue of Elegant Wood Homes today.

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Buffalo Creek

September 24th, 2014

8,067  Sq. Ft, 1,219 Sq. Ft. Garage, 1,100 Sq. Ft. Decks & Patios


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PrecisionCraft’s newest design concept, The Buffalo Creek, combines authentic handcrafted log walls and heavy timber frame truss work to create a Western look and feel.

Designed for a stepped lot, the home flows with the natural slope of the land and places its main entrance and view capturing windows on the same side.

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The plan’s expanded master suite, located on the second floor, takes advantage of the view with personal access to a covered deck, with fireplace.

At over 8,000 square feet the Buffalo Creek also provides ample space for entertaining; the second floor has a large great room, gourmet kitchen and guest suite.  Downstairs there is a rec room, and two additional bedrooms.

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Floor Plan Spotlight: The Truckee

August 27th, 2014

When you imagine a log home or a log cabin, you may assume that the walls will be composed of logs stacked on top of each other. However, this is not always true.  Post and beam log homes utilize the same logs to create the skeleton of the home, while the walls are conventionally framed or use SIPs.

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The Truckee design was conceived using this log post and beam construction method, but it still possesses the spirit and charm of a full log home.  This floor plan can also be modified to have full log walls or to use timber frame.

This popular single level log cabin floor plan separates the private spaces of the home from the public areas with a hallway.  An open patio, accessible from the great room and the master suite, completes this rustic log cabin design.

Explore the Truckee Floor Plan on PrecisionCraft’s website.



Summer and Fall Issues Available

July 23rd, 2014


Fall Rustic Architecture Precision Craft Timber Frame Texas

The Fall Issue of Rustic Architecture digital magazine is now available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Android and Windows 8.  Explore a Texas timber frame home, a Maine log home, and a hybrid log and timber home in New Jersey. Other articles include information about Sloped Lots, Basements, Countertops and much more that will inspire your mountain style home design. Download today!





Riverbend Timber Framing Elegant Wood Homes Floor Plans

You may also enjoy reading Elegant Wood Homes, a digital publication focusing on the architecture of modern timber frame homes.  The latest issue includes articles about stairs, covered bridges, a timber frame home influenced by Japanese design and more information about how you can make your interior spaces special.  Subscribe today to receive a full year of Elegant Wood Homes.


Floor Plan Spotlight: The Boisean

June 19th, 2014

3,052 Livable Square Feet, 860 Sq. Ft. Decks and Patios

Reminiscent of iconic log cabins, this classic design incorporates full log walls with beaver-toothed corners. However, this log home’s floor plan is much more dynamic than the square cabins of the past.

Attached Garage Log Cabin Design and Floor Plan

A covered porch wraps around the home, forming a deck for the great room and dining room. The main floor includes a spacious master suite, kitchen with breakfast bar and a two-car attached garage.

The second floor is comprised of a loft that overlooks the great room and three bedrooms. While two of the bedrooms share a bath, the fourth bedroom of this home has the potential to act as a guest or second master suite.

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Floor Plan Spotlight: The Beartooth

May 20th, 2014
3,075 Livable Square Feet, 750 Sq. Ft. Decks and Patios

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This traditional log home design has the aesthetics of a rustic cabin with a modern layout. A two-story glass prow creates a vaulted great room that flows into the dining room and kitchen.

The master suite, separated from the main living area, includes a spacious bath, walk-in-closet, and personal access to the back deck. Upstairs, a loft separates two bedroom balcony suites, ideal for children and guests.

Visit to see the layout, examples of how past clients have altered the plan and photos of homes based on this design.

Summer Issue of Rustic Architecture Now Available

April 25th, 2014

Rustic Architecture Summer 14 Cover: Hybrid log and timber home

The newest issue of this digitally interactive magazine features three articles about different log and timber homes.  Swipe your way through pictures of a handcrafted log home in Idaho, a hybrid log and timber frame home built in Wisconsin or a milled log home near Washington D.C. As you read about each house, interactive features, like floor plan pop ups and videos, give insight into the home’s design. This issue also includes articles on log and timber post placement, trends in finishes and much more.

So, sit back and enjoy the newest issue of Rustic Architecture, now available on touch devices such as tablets and smart phones. Subscribe today!



Download Elegant Wood Homes

November 22nd, 2013

Log homes are not the only kind of wood home.  Expand your vision of the perfect home by reading Elegant Wood Homes digital magazine.  Designed with interactive content that you can swipe, tap and drag to learn more about topics.  This digital formatted magazine is only available on touch devices such as tablets and smart phones.  There are over 50 pages worth of content on topics ranging from Universal Design to the history of Timber Frame Raisings.  Three magnificent homes are also featured, with amazing photography.  Visit the website to learn more and download your issue today!

PrecisionCraft’s Latest Campaign: Alternate Views

November 7th, 2013

For years, PrecisionCraft’s realistic and detailed renderings have brought floor plan concepts to life for clients searching for the perfect design. While every client will resonate differently with each concept we display, we know that sometimes a plan can get overlooked simply based on perspective. As a result, we will be taking a fresh look at a few plans every month that may not have made it on your list of favorites to begin with. This month we focused on different viewpoints of three Appalachian style designs. Check out the newsletter now and see if you can recognize these plans by their alternate angles.

This is just the first installation in the Alternate Views campaign, so make sure to sign up to receive the rest of the series by email now.

Introducing Rustic Architecture Magazine

October 1st, 2013

We are very proud to introduce our new digital interactive magazine, Rustic Architecture.

In this ever-changing digital world, we wanted to get ahead of the curve and meet the growing demand for tablet-specific content. As a result, we created Rustic Architecture, one of the first in digital magazines that offers completely interactive content — from advertising to floorplan galleries to map exploration and much more!

The magazine will also feature exclusive stories and breathtaking pictures from some of our most exciting homes, as well as informative articles about design, building and energy efficiency.

For a limited time, we are offering the first issue of the magazine, which has over 50 pages of content, for only $2.99! In the next two weeks, the price will go up to its normal $3.99 per issue price. So order today:

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Please note that this magazine is only available digitally via a tablet or smart phone.

Modifying Rustic Luxury™: The Telluride

September 12th, 2013

Browsing through PrecisionCraft’s floor plan concepts, couples will find a wide variety of style ideas; from Adirondack to French Country, handcrafted to timber frame, and sprawling log home to cozy cabin. Much like the different styles and plans, our clients also come to us from various backgrounds, each desiring unique floor plans for their lifestyle. Today we look at the Telluride, and how it was modified to fit a client’s specific project goals.

The Telluride

The Telluride concept was designed as part of PrecisionCraft’s line of Rustic Luxury™ Log Cabins. The designs within this line were created to showcase how homeowners could still achieve the creative mountain-style look they were searching for, but at a more intimate square footage.

Comprised of milled walls, large handcrafted posts, and stone, the Telluride’s western style exterior creates a rugged cabin look that is perfect for a mountain retreat. At a little over 1,500 square feet, the floor plan has two full master suites within a more intimate layout without the feeling of crowding.

The Modified Telluride

Building on a lakefront property in Montezuma, Iowa, this client worked with M.T.N Design to retain the rugged look of the Telluride’s exterior as well as the interior layout. However, they added nearly 1,000 square feet of unfinished basement to the design. When complete, the basement will hold an additional bedroom suite as well as extra communal living space for visiting guests.


To learn more about the Telluride and other cabin style plans, visit our Rustic Luxury™ Log Cabins page.

Four Inspiring Outdoor Living Structures

August 15th, 2013

For many people, their log or timber home is a place where they can escape from everyday life, and enjoy views of their property. Because of this, many clients who are building or have already built their dream home will choose to include custom outdoor living structures. Here are four completed spaces by TimberScape Outdoor Living Structures—a company that prides itself on creating stylish, custom outdoor spaces.

Log Bungalow in Connecticut

This Bungalow design was built to compliment an existing home near central Connecticut. Blending the natural look of log and stone with the industrial feel of iron braces and tension rods, the structure creates a unique outdoor experience for the family and friends.

A Haiti Trailwind

The unique beauty of TimberScape’s designs has been seen across North America, and even as far as Haiti. The Trailwind features a split design that allows room for multiple spaces like a dining, sitting, and kitchen area. Its notched timber posts and detailed braces compliment the exotic ecosystem of Haiti perfectly.

A Timber Frame Sienna Breeze

The Sienna Breeze’s heavy timber beams, crisscrossed by custom barrel trusses create a presence that enhances the look and feel of this backyard space. As a gazebo-like structure, it is great for adding that extra bit of shaded space for enjoying a summer barbeque with the neighbors.

A Custom Pergola

For many clients, creating an outdoor structure that flows with and compliments their home’s design might mean that a completely custom outdoor structure is required. For this Montana couple, they wanted their outdoor area to match the western style of their log and timber home. This custom pergola uses stout timber posts and a cross-hatched timber beam roof to create the open, airy design they were looking for.


For more information about TimberScape Outdoor Structures, including design concepts and a photo gallery, visit: