Building the Timber Frame House

The Revival of a Forgotten Craft

Building the Timber Frame House

Illustrated by: Jamie Page / With: James Gruber
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.
  • Touchstone | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439107072 | 
  • September 1981

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