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Building the Timber Frame House


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Chapter One. WITH BROADAXE AND ADZE: A Look Back


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


Chapter Six. BUILDING FOR STRENGTH: A Structural Look

Chapter Seven. BUILDING FOR TODAY: Design Considerations


1. Beam-Design Formulas

2. Designing Beams by Using Formulas

3. Beam Design Tables



List of Plates

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.


Boston Globe If you've been in an old barn and marveled at the great beams and posts, then you know what a timber frame is....Building the Timber Frame a brilliant book on two levels, as a history and philosophical raison d'etre of timber-frame construction...and [as] a no-nonsense, how-to guide.
Building and Remodeling Instructions are so complete that if you have (or can command) basic carpentry skills, this could be your sole house-building source.
Popular Science A delightful handbook.

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