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Timber Frame Construction: All About Post-and-Beam Building Paperback – Jan 5 1984

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Oversize Trade PB 5th pr edition (Jan. 5 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0882663658
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882663654
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.4 x 27.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 581 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
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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

 

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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 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.

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By A Customer on Sept. 18 2001
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I have bought probably 10 books on timber framing and ended up building my own 2000 sf timber frame barn. I went back to this book more than any other becasue it covers the basics so well.
If you're looking to attempt a fairly straightforward project without any real complex joints or design, this is probably the only book you'll ever need - a great primer and a great basic reference.
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" Timber Frame Construction " provides a good basis of knowledge for the expeirenced builder intrested in learning post and beam joinery , from the history of the craft to tools and joints. I found the book a valuable source for my project.
On the down side I could have used more explanation on what joints to use, the best cutting sequence and a greater description of where not to use them.
Overall though I recommend it.
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I found this well reviewed book a bit confusing. First is the title: timber frame and post and beam are not the same thing. Timber framing uses no nails, bolts or other hardware whereas post and beam uses hardware extensively. To clarify this book I would get Tedd Benson's Building the Timberframe House and Rob Roy's Timber Framing For The Rest Of Us first to get a good handle on the subject. Still, this is an excellent effort, with some subjects that are given little space in the other two. If you read all 3 then you have an excellent foundation and will be ready to Build The Shed, a chapter in this book that is worth the price alone. [...]; all of these books talk about many tools but not many are needed for the jobs we will typically do in our own timber frame construction. All in all an excellent book by excellent craftsmen, just don't rely on this book alone and you'll be fine. BTW, I am building my own shed, using the chapter in this book and straw bale walls. I'll tell you how that goes when it's done... =)
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the best of its kind that I've come across, read it many times over and still find more. Great primer for the ""Build a Classic Timber Frame House" which is even better.
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Excellent book. Very informative.
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