The Timber-frame Home

The Timber-frame Home

Design, Construction, Finishing

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Discusses the history and design of timber-frame houses, and details the construction steps from foundation to finishing

Book News
Shows how to adapt timber frame construction to the needs of modern life, and includes recent developments in timber frame homebuilding from the last ten years. Discusses new joints which make frames stronger, better foundation and deck framing, and energy efficient foam core panels that insulate the homes. Also explores the structural and stylistic evolution of timber frame homes, and guides the reader through the various stages of building the home, from planning the spaces to running the wiring and plumbing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Ingram Publishing Services

Two decades ago, Tedd Benson helped kindle the dramatic rebirth of timber framing in this country. Today Benson and others are combining centuries-old timber-framing techniques with modern building materials to create houses that are as beautiful as they are durable and comfortable. In The Timber-Frame Home, Benson traces the history of the timber frame and tells how to create a new house in the tradition of old-world craftsmen.

Today's timber-frame house presents unique building problems. Where do you put plumbing and wiring if you don't have stud-frame walls? How do you incorporate glass into the framing to create dramatic views? How do you insulate a timber-frame home? How do you ensure that the building meets codes? In this one-of-a-kind book, a master timber framer shares extensive experience solving these problems. This new edition brings the latest advances in timber framing to life with hundreds of full-color photos and rendered drawings -- all the information you need to join the timber-frame revival.


Built for modern lifestyles, today's timber-frame homes feature open spaces, durable craftsmanship, and an accent on comfort. This book provides a comprehensive reference to timber-frame house design, written by one of the nation's foremost builders of this type of house. 145 color photos. 130 drawings.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, c1997
Edition: 2nd ed., rev. and updated
ISBN: 9781561581290
1561581291
Characteristics: 234 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm

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