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Building the Timber Frame House The Revival of a Forgotten Craft

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ISBN-10: 0684172860

ISBN-13: 9780684172866

Edition: 1981 (Reprint)

Authors: Tedd Benson, James Gruber, Jamie Page

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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 Houseis 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,…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 9/1/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Deckert, who designs and makes plus-size fashions, is a frequent contributor to Sew News, Threads, BBW, Radiance, and PACC News. She is a charter member of the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers and has over 30 years of sewing experience.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.

Preface
The Past
With Broadaxe and Adze: A Look Back
The Present
Structures for Today: Timbers and Frames
The Joiner's Vision: Description and Layout
The Joiner's Work: Removing Wood
Putting It All Together: Assembly and Raising
Design Thoughts
Building for Strength: A Structural Look
Building for Today: Design Considerations
Appendices
Beam-Design Formulas
Designing Beams by Using Formulas
Beam Design Tables
Glossary
References
List of Plates