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

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

by Jack A. Sobon, Roger Schroeder

Storey Publishing, LLC | January 5, 1984 | Trade Paperback

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Timber frame construction, or post-and-beam building, is beautiful and often less expensive than the alternatives. Whether you are building a home yourself or hiring a builder, here is everything you need to know. Sobon explains how to design for both strength and beauty and includes a starter project.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 10.94 × 8.5 × 0.56 in

Published: January 5, 1984

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0882663658

ISBN - 13: 9780882663654

Found in: Construction and Construction Trades, Home and Garden

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

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

by Jack A. Sobon, Roger Schroeder

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 10.94 × 8.5 × 0.56 in

Published: January 5, 1984

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0882663658

ISBN - 13: 9780882663654

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 the Publisher

Timber frame construction, or post-and-beam building, is beautiful and often less expensive than the alternatives. Whether you are building a home yourself or hiring a builder, here is everything you need to know. Sobon explains how to design for both strength and beauty and includes a starter project.

From the Jacket

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.

About 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."

Roger Schroeder is the editor of Wood Carving Illustrated magazine and lives in Amityville, Long Island, New York. Chuck Grodskiis a retired woodworker and has a full-time business making classical and whimsical birdhouses. He lives in Long Island, New York.

From Our Editors

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

Editorial Reviews

"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