Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Art

Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Art


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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.

Title: Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Art

Author: Tedd Benson; Jamie Page [Illustrator]; James Gruber [Collaborator];

Categories: Technology,

Publisher: Touchstone: 1981-09-01

ISBN/UPC Number: 0684172860

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780684172866

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9780684172866

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