- Hardcover: 234 pages
- Publisher: Taunton Press; 2nd Revised edition (March 20, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1561581291
- ISBN-13: 978-1561581290
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.8 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Timber-Frame Home: Design, Construction, Finishing Hardcover – March 20, 1997
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From the Back Cover
Two decades ago, Tedd Benson helped kindle the dramatic rebirth of timer framing in this country. Today Benson and others are combining centuries-old timber-framing techniques with modern building materials to create houses that are as beautiful as they are durable and comfortable. In this book, Benson traces the history of the timber frame and tells how to create a new house in the tradition of old-world craftsmen. This new edtiion brings the latest advances in timber framing to life with hundreds of full-color photos and rendered drawings - all the information you need to join the timber-frame revival.
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.
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I trust experts (like this author) who talk about the mistakes they've made and show me how to avoid them. He presents options and if you decide to pick the lower rated ones, he describes the likely consequences and how to minimize them.
The historical evolution of the "Timber-Frame Home" gave me a great reference and perspective on the subject discussed by the author. From the discussion in the text it is clear that Mr. Benson has extensive experience in building timber frame homes. Another reason I liked the book was the "philosophical" perspective injected by the author. Mr. Benson takes a "holistic" approach to discussion and building. The synergy and interdependence of the home and the environment are emphasized through the building elements discussed resulting in a total perspective, not a one-dimensional view so often encountered in construction books.
Overall my opinion is that this is a well written, well documented, thoroughly researched and pleasant read. I would recommend it to anyone thinking of building a timber-frame home or seeking to learn about this rediscovered building technique. An added benefit is that when your done reading the book you can leave it on the coffee table for others to look over!