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Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more conventional wall materials. But traditional timber framing employs the use of finely crafted jointing and wooden pegs, requiring a high degree of craftsmanship and training, as well as much time and expense. However, there is another way...
Timber Framing for the Rest of Us describes the timber framing methods used by most contractors, farmers, and owner-builders, methods that use modern metal fasteners, special screws, and common sense building principles to accomplish the same goal in much less time. And while there are many good books on traditional timber framing, this is the first to describe in depth these more common fastening methods. The book includes everything an owner-builder needs to know about building strong and beautiful structural frames from heavy timbers, including:
A detailed case study of a timber frame project from start to finish completes this practical and comprehensive guide, along with a useful appendix of span tables and a bibliography.
Highly illustrated, this book enables 'the rest of us' to build like the professionals and will appeal to owner-builders, contractors and architects alike.
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The author has done a good job of explaining practical Timber Frame construction. There are fewer references to the art of traditional joinery with its demanding craftsmanship to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by N. Warnes
The author has built an interesting earth covered home. He used heavy timbers and simple joinery but ... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Paul Smith
never read it and didnt order it so i dont know why it is on here :) but i am sure it is okPublished 15 months ago by dennis
I had hoped to see more about joinery, but. It was an interesting book nonetheless .. I've never done any large timber building.Published 19 months ago by Progne subis
Cheap quality, no color photos, not that informative. Would not recommend. 9 more words?....blah blah blah just like the book.Published 23 months ago by blah