Timber frames come in all shapes and sizes. Not every timber frame has to be a traditional post and beam structure. This cabin, located near Park Rapids, MN, integrates Eastern White Pine timbers with structural insulated panels (SIPs) instead of posts on the exterior walls. Given the width of the great room, the owner thought adding posts would make that space a bit claustrophobic. Our design team developed a plan that incorporates plenty of timber, but works from the center out and top down. There is one center post, a ridge beam, rafters, a fantastic bent framing the lake view, and timber floor joists in the loft, which will double as ceiling timbers for the kitchen below.