Building the Timber Frame House

Author: Tedd Benson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439107076
Release Date: 1981-09-01
Genre: Architecture

For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most comprehensive manual available on the technique. In it you will find a short history, of timber framing and a fully illustrated discussion of the different kinds of joinery, assembly of timbers, and raising of the frame. There are also detailed sections on present-day design and materials, house plans, site development, foundation laying, insulation, tools, and methods.

Timber Frame Construction

Author: Jack A. Sobon
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612123219
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Genre: House & Home

Discover the satisfaction of making your own durable, economical, and environmentally friendly timber frame structures. Covering all aspects of timber frame construction, this practical guide is filled with easy-to-understand instructions, clear illustrations, and helpful photographs. With expert advice on selecting appropriate timber, necessary tools, safety considerations, joinery techniques, assembly, and raising, Jack Sobon and Roger Schroeder encourage beginners by offering complete plans for a small toolshed. Turn your dream of a timber frame house into a reality.

Build a Classic Timber Framed House

Author: Jack A. Sobon
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612122366
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: House & Home

Build a classic, enduring, and affordable home. With Jack A. Sobon’s careful guidance, you can construct your own timber-framed house in the traditional hall-and-parlor style. From felling trees to cutting timbers, and frame construction to door selection, you’ll find Sobon’s professional advice and hand-drawn illustrations invaluable. Whether you’re a first-time builder or a seasoned contractor looking to expand your repertoire, you’ll find answers to all your timber-frame questions. Open the front door and walk into the home of your dreams.

Timber frame Houses

Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 156158150X
Release Date: 1996
Genre: House & Home

Articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine discuss the design, construction, and remodeling of timber-frame houses, provide information on traditional techniques and tools, and discuss recent innovations

A Timber Framer s Workshop

Author: Steve Chappell
Publisher: Fox Maple PressInc
ISBN: 188926900X
Release Date: 1998
Genre: House & Home

This revised edition of A Timber Framer s Workshop has over 150 new photos and includes updated engineering specifications for pegged joinery, along with expanded in-depth technical information on the joinery, design and construction of Traditional Timber Frames. Illustrated with over 500 photos and CAD drawings. The major portion of A Timber Framer's Workshop was first written back in 1983. Over a period of a number of years several revisions and additions took place, as it was used as the handout workshop manual for Fox Maple Timber Framing Workshops. When this book was first published in 1998, scientific testing results for pegged mortise and tenon joinery simply did not exist. The corollaries that could be made at that time were drawn from testing results for bolted connections. This is common in engineering as the essential physical laws concerning force and motion, primarily Newtonian physics, are symmetrical. However, nothing ever beats a direct test for a specific condition as the results end with an emphatic exclamation point. In the past five or six years testing has at last been carried out for a number of the most common pegged joinery conditions and the results have been published. The impetus for this revision was in large part to update and to include these new testing results so that the readers would be privy to the latest engineering results available for timber frame joinery. Along the way, over 150 new photos and drawings were added and editorial additions were made to clarify specific conditions, or to more fully explain a critical aspect of timber framing. While the essential book is the same, virtually every element is expanded in some way to paint a more vibrant picture of the technical aspects of how to build a traditional timber frame. In addition, there is an expanded element of color and nuance to help the reader more fully understand the magic of timber framing... and that timber framing really is the Jazz of building.The information contained in the book is equally accessible to both the novice looking to build their own timber frame home, and to the professional builder, architect or engineer looking for the latest technical information on this ancient structural building system.

Learn to Timber Frame

Author: Will Beemer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612126692
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: House & Home

The first guide to timber framing written specifically for beginners! Expert Will Beemer takes you through the entire process from start to finish, beginning with timber sourcing and ending with a finished building. Using full-color photos, detailed drawings, and clear step-by-step instructions, Beemer shows you exactly how to build one small (12ʹ x 16ʹ) timber-frame structure — suitable for use as a cabin, workshop, or studio. He also explains how to modify the structure to suit your needs and location by adding a loft, moving doors or windows, changing the roof pitch, or making the frame larger or smaller. You’ll end up with a beautiful building as well as solid timber-framing skills that you can use for a lifetime.

Advanced Timber Framing

Author: Steve Chappell
Publisher: Corn Hill Books
ISBN: 1889269034
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Architecture

Advanced Timber Framing is a comprehensive treatise on the history, design and construction of traditional timber frame roof systems. Beginning with the history and elements of natural design, author Steve Chappell unfolds the process of designing and building complex heavy timber frame roof systems beginning with the History and Evolution of medieval timber framing through the Design Theory, Layout and Joinery Execution. Using Geometry, Trigonometry and simple Mathematics, mixed with Harmonics and Musical overtones, this book is the most complete work ever written on the Architecture, Art, Design and Construction of Traditional Timber Frame Roof Systems. Along with detailed and colorful chapters on the history and evolution of timber frame roof systems, Chappell goes on to present a comprehensive and highly technical mathematical treatise on the approach to determine rotated angles in a compound roof system. These he unfolds in a sequence of axioms, which he has developed over the past 35 years through his experience of designing, building and teaching the Art of Complex Timber Frame Roof Systems. This book will have a broad appeal to the Architect, Engineer and Professional Builder, as well as to the novice or student interested in the history of the Architecture and Engineering of Traditional Timber Frames.


Author: Tedd Benson
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561586080
Release Date: 2001
Genre: House & Home

A lavishly illustrated tour of an increasingly popular building style--the post and beam home--from the man who pioneered its revival. 46 illustrations. 400 color photos.

Timber Framing for the Rest of Us

Author: Rob Roy
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924213
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Architecture

A manual for all without traditional skills who want to build with timber framing.

The Timber frame Home

Author: Tedd Benson
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 1561581291
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Architecture

Built for modern lifestyles, today's timber-frame homes feature open spaces, durable craftsmanship, and an accent on comfort. This book provides a comprehensive reference to timber-frame house design, written by one of the nation's foremost builders of this type of house. 145 color photos. 130 drawings.

The EcoNest Home

Author: Robert Laporte
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550925685
Release Date: 2015-07-20
Genre: Architecture

Step-by-step instructions to build your own beautiful, environmentally-friendly, healthy natural home.

The Craft of Modular Post Beam

Author: James Mitchell
Publisher: Point Roberts, WA ; Vancouver : Hartley & Marks
ISBN: 0881791318
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Architecture

Discusses the elements involved in building log homes, including design, wood, tools, joinery, and hewing methods

Alex Wade s Guide to affordable houses

Author: Alex Wade
Publisher: St Martins Pr
ISBN: IND:39000008135985
Release Date: 1984-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers designs for inexpensive homes which take advantage of solar technology and new building techniques

Roundwood Timber Framing

Author: Ben Law
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 1856230414
Release Date: 2010
Genre: House & Home

The twenty-first-century woodsman discusses his unique sustainable building style which combines the timber framing methods of his British ancestors with new techniques and and an environmental consciousness.