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

Paperback | January 5, 1984

byJack A. Sobon, Roger Schroeder

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Discover the satisfaction of making your own durable, economical, and environmentally friendly timber frame structures. Covering all aspects of timber frame construction, this practical guide is filled with easy-to-understand instructions, clear illustrations, and helpful photographs. With expert advice on selecting appropriate timber, necessary tools, safety considerations, joinery techniques, assembly, and raising, Jack Sobon and Roger Schroeder encourage beginners by offering complete plans for a small toolshed. Turn your dream of a timber frame house into a reality.  

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Explains the basics of timber frame construction in terms the beginner can understand.

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Discover the satisfaction of making your own durable, economical, and environmentally friendly timber frame structures. Covering all aspects of timber frame construction, this practical guide is filled with easy-to-understand instructions, clear illustrations, and helpful photographs. With expert advice on selecting appropriate timber,...

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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 wel...

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 bee...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 10.94 × 8.5 × 0.56 inPublished:January 5, 1984Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLC

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ISBN - 10:0882663658

ISBN - 13:9780882663654

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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

From Our Editors

Explains the basics of timber frame construction in terms the beginner can 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