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Timber Framing For the Rest of Us

A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction

By Rob Roy

Timber Framing For the Rest of Us by Rob Roy

Post and beam frame structures are integral parts of many building methods, but they require a high degree of craftsmanship, training, time and expense. Until now there has been no authoritative guide for how to use available alternatives.

Timber Framing For the Rest of Us is the first book to describe in depth the timber framing methods used by most contractors, farmers, and owner-builders — methods that use modern metal fasteners, special screws, and commonsense building principles to create post and beam structures in much less time. The book includes

  • the historical background of timber framing
  • crucial design and structural considerations
  • procuring timbers – including different woods, and recycled materials
  • foundations, roofs, and in-filling considerations
  • descriptions of the common fasteners

Highly illustrated and practical, the book includes a detailed case study of a timber frame project, a useful appendix of span tables and a bibliography. It will appeal to owner-builders, contractors and architects alike.

Timber Framing For the Rest of Us 0-86571-508-4 178 pages $22.95

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