Wood is one of the most beautiful materials you can use in any construction project. It has been used since just about the dawn of human civilization as it is easy to use, strong, durable and often plentiful. However, you can’t just use any wood in your construction, and if you want to achieve a rustic yet refined look, you need to follow a few basic rules. If you’re considering the construction of a new rustic but refined rood home, you’ll be able to sit down with your residential architect and go over exactly what you’re looking for and what they recommend. However, there are a few basic timber frame home designs you should consider before moving forward with the project.