Synopses & Reviews
Oak-framed projects stand the test of time.
The longevity of the mighty oak trees that grow for centuries is echoed in Oak-Framed Buildings
- they are here to stay and so are these oak-framed buildings! Newly updated, this classic title is ideal for carpenters, builders, aspiring DIYers, and anyone who appreciates beautiful, durable, and environmentally friendly structures.
Revised and fully up-to-date. Oak-Framed Buildings has been substantially revised to bring the book completely up-to-date and in compliance with current building technology. It combines traditional building techniques with modern materials and installation methds, resulting in solid buildings with a high standard of energy efficiency. It covers all this and more:
- Practical information about the history of timber framing
- Structural qualities of oak
- How-to get started
- Techniques of timber-frame construction
- Designing frames
- Making and raising frames
- The building envelope
- Finishing details and much more
Beautifully photographed. The structural details are clearly explained through:
- 180 stunning full-color photographs of structures in various stages of construction
This is a practical book on the technique of timber-framed construction for carpenters, builders and aspiring self-builders.
This is a practical book on the technique of timber-frame construction for carpenters, builders and aspiring self-builders, but it will also be a source of inspiration to anyone who appreciates beautiful buildings. Full--full color photographs throught show projects by the author and others both complete and under construction, and structural details are clearly explained both in photographs and in three-dimensional drawings. Here is a traditional craft brought fully up to date for the 21st century.
About the Author
Rupert Newman has been actively involved in carpentry since the age of 12. He has a degree in Naval Architecture and has worked as a shipwright, but is now the owner of acompany employing a number of highly skilled craftsmen and apprentices, building modern structures with green oak in the traditional way.