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Building the Timber Frame House : The Revival of a Forgotten Craft - Tedd Benson

Building the Timber Frame House

The Revival of a Forgotten Craft

By: Tedd Benson, James Gruber (As told to), Jamie Page (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st September 1981
ISBN: 9780684172866
Number Of Pages: 224

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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.

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Popular Science A delightful handbook. Building and Remodeling Instructions are so complete that if you have (or can command) basic carpentry skills, this could be your sole house-building source. Boston Globe If you've been in an old barn and marveled at the great beams and posts, then you know what a timber frame is....Building the Timber Frame House...is a brilliant book on two levels, as a history and philosophical raison d'etre of timber-frame construction...and [as] a no-nonsense, how-to guide.

Prefacep. XI
The Past
With Broadaxe and Adze: A Look Backp. 1
The Present
Structures for Today: Timbers and Framesp. 7
The Joiner's Vision: Description and Layoutp. 35
The Joiner's Work: Removing Woodp. 75
Putting It All Together: Assembly and Raisingp. 111
Design Thoughts
Building for Strength: A Structural Lookp. 151
Building for Today: Design Considerationsp. 173
Beam-Design Formulasp. 197
Designing Beams by Using Formulasp. 198
Beam Design Tablesp. 200
Glossaryp. 206
Referencesp. 210
List of Platesp. 211
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ISBN: 9780684172866
ISBN-10: 0684172860
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st September 1981
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.3 x 20.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1