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.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.Popular Science
A delightful handbook.
About the Author
is the founder and owner of a post-and-beam construction firm in New Hampshire. A builder for ten years, he has specialized in timber framing for six.