Timber frame or post and beam construction is a centuries old building technique which has stood the test of time. Modern timber framing is a mixture of simple post and lintel framing, truss dynamics and appropriate joinery design. The artistically crafted timber frame creates the support structure of the building and the beams are fully exposed to the interior of the dwelling. Since there are typically no load bearing walls most are an open floor plan with dramatic vaulted ceilings. The feel of a timber frame building is one of warmth, strength, and security.