Timber Frame Construction: All About Post-and-Beam Building

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If you have only dreamed about the beauty of building with timbers, this book will open your eyes. It will convince you that this method is not only practical today for homes and other buildings, but often is less expensive than "stick building."

Timber frame builder Jack Sobon and writer Roger Schroeder offer a book for builders as well as those wishing to have the work done for them. Here is practical how-to for both beginners and experienced carpenters who want to try this ...

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Overview

If you have only dreamed about the beauty of building with timbers, this book will open your eyes. It will convince you that this method is not only practical today for homes and other buildings, but often is less expensive than "stick building."

Timber frame builder Jack Sobon and writer Roger Schroeder offer a book for builders as well as those wishing to have the work done for them. Here is practical how-to for both beginners and experienced carpenters who want to try this method. It offers:

- The basics of timber framing.

- How to design for strength and beauty.

- How to combine modern tools and time-tested methods.

- A starter project: How to build a 12 x 16 garden toolshed.

- Dozens of illustrations and photos that make it all easy to understand.

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“If you’ve ever dreamed about building with timbers, this book will convince you that this method is not only beautiful and practical, but often less expensive than “stick building.” Includes dozens of illustrations and photos.” – Countryside & Small Stock Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882663654
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/5/1984
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 213,566
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Currently a self-employed architect and builder of timber-framed buildings, co-author Jack A. Sobon holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has also worked on barn moving and restoration for Richard W. Babcock, Inc. Jack has written Storey's Build a Classic Timber-Framed House. He has also been published in the Fine Homebuilding magazine. Jack, born in Adams, Massachusetts, is married and has a daughter. He has also co-authored Storey's Timber Frame Construction with Roger Schroeder, which is now in its twelfth printing, with nearly 50,000 copies in print. Their book has received praise from such publications as Popular Science: "A sprightly manual on post-and-beam building techniques, well-illustrated with sketches and photos. A tribute to joinery skills of that era before home building changed from a craft to an industry, this book will inspire you to tackle the tool shed for which plans are provided."

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 Timber Framing: Then and Now

Chapter 2 The Timber Frame

Chapter 3 Joinery

Chapter 4 The Wood

Chapter 5 Designing for Strength

Chapter 6 Building the Shed

Chapter 7 Assembly and Raising

Chapter 8 Closing In

Chapter 9 Projects

Chapter 10 Timber Frame Revivers

Appendix

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2001

    Good- Practical book

    I have several books on timber framing and this one isn't full of pictures, it is full of useful, practical, how-to information. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the timber framing process.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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