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Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Craft

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For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most comprehensive manual available on the technique. In it you will find a short history, of timber framing and a fully illustrated discussion of the different kinds of joinery, assembly of timbers, and raising of the frame. There are also detailed sections on present-day design and materials, house plans, site development, foundation laying, insulation, tools, and methods.

Synopsis:

For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most comprehensive manual available on the technique. In it you will find a short history, of timber framing and a fully illustrated discussion of the different kinds of joinery, assembly of timbers, and raising of the frame. There are also detailed sections on present-day design and materials, house plans, site development, foundation laying, insulation, tools, and methods.

About the Author

Tedd Benson is the founder and owner of a post-and-beam construction firm in New Hampshire. A builder for ten years, he has specialized in timber framing for six.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

PREFACE

PART I. THE PAST

Chapter One. WITH BROADAXE AND ADZE: A Look Back

PART II. THE PRESENT

Chapter Two. STRUCTURES FOR TODAY: Timbers and Frames

Chapter Three. THE JOINER'S VISION: Description and Layout

Chapter Four. THE JOINER'S WORK: Removing Wood

Chapter Five. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Assembly and Raising

PART III. DESIGN THOUGHTS

Chapter Six. BUILDING FOR STRENGTH: A Structural Look

Chapter Seven. BUILDING FOR TODAY: Design Considerations

APPENDICES

1. Beam-Design Formulas

2. Designing Beams by Using Formulas

3. Beam Design Tables

Glossary

References

List of Plates

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684172866
With:
Page, Jamie
Author:
Gruber, James
Illustrator:
Page, Jamie
Author:
Benson, Tedd
Author:
Page, Jamie
Author:
Gruber, James
Publisher:
Fireside Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
House Plans
Subject:
Carpentry
Subject:
Building trades
Subject:
Vocational education and industrial arts
Subject:
House construction
Subject:
Wooden-frame houses
Subject:
Construction - Carpentry
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Home Construction-House Planning
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Fireside ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
104-672
Publication Date:
19810931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.75 x 8.12 in 17.78 oz

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"Synopsis" by , For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most comprehensive manual available on the technique. In it you will find a short history, of timber framing and a fully illustrated discussion of the different kinds of joinery, assembly of timbers, and raising of the frame. There are also detailed sections on present-day design and materials, house plans, site development, foundation laying, insulation, tools, and methods.
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