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Timber Frame Construction: All about Post and Beam Building

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If you have only dreamed about the beauty of building with timbers, this book will open your eyes. It will convince you that this method is not only practical today for homes and other buildings, but often is less expensive than "stick building."

Timber frame builder Jack Sobon and writer Roger Schroeder offer a book for builders as well as those wishing to have the work done for them. Here is practical how-to for both beginners and experienced carpenters who want to try this method. It offers:

Synopsis:

Timber frame construction, or post-and-beam building, is beautiful and often less expensive than the alternatives. Whether you are building a home yourself or hiring a builder, here is everything you need to know. Sobon explains how to design for both strength and beauty and includes a starter project.

Synopsis:

Explains the complete basics of timber frame construction in terms the beginner can easily understand.

About the Author

Currently a self-employed architect and builder of timber-framed buildings, co-author Jack A. Sobon holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has also worked on barn moving and restoration for Richard W. Babcock, Inc. Jack has written Storey's Build a Classic Timber-Framed House. He has also been published in the Fine Homebuilding magazine. Jack, born in Adams, Massachusetts, is married and has a daughter. He has also co-authored Storey's Timber Frame Construction with Roger Schroeder, which is now in its twelfth printing, with nearly 50,000 copies in print. Their book has received praise from such publications as Popular Science: "A sprightly manual on post-and-beam building techniques, well-illustrated with sketches and photos. A tribute to joinery skills of that era before home building changed from a craft to an industry, this book will inspire you to tackle the tool shed for which plans are provided."

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 Timber Framing: Then and Now

Chapter 2 The Timber Frame

Chapter 3 Joinery

Chapter 4 The Wood

Chapter 5 Designing for Strength

Chapter 6 Building the Shed

Chapter 7 Assembly and Raising

Chapter 8 Closing In

Chapter 9 Projects

Chapter 10 Timber Frame Revivers

Appendix

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882663654
Author:
Sobon, Jack
Author:
Schroeder, Roger
Author:
Sobon, Jack A.
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Carpentry
Subject:
Building, Wooden
Subject:
House construction
Subject:
Wooden-frame houses
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Construction - Carpentry
Subject:
Technology-Construction - Carpentry
Subject:
Wooden-frame houses -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Construction - Carpentry
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Outdoor & Recreational Areas
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19840131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 1/2 x 11
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
277.876 x 215.9 x 14.224 mm

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Timber frame construction, or post-and-beam building, is beautiful and often less expensive than the alternatives. Whether you are building a home yourself or hiring a builder, here is everything you need to know. Sobon explains how to design for both strength and beauty and includes a starter project.

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