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Building the Timber Frame House
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CONTENTS

PREFACE

PART I. THE PAST

Chapter One. WITH BROADAXE AND ADZE: A Look Back

PART II. THE PRESENT

Chapter Two. STRUCTURES FOR TODAY: Timbers and Frames

Chapter Three. THE JOINER'S VISION: Description and Layout

Chapter Four. THE JOINER'S WORK: Removing Wood

Chapter Five. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Assembly and Raising

PART III. DESIGN THOUGHTS

Chapter Six. BUILDING FOR STRENGTH: A Structural Look

Chapter Seven. BUILDING FOR TODAY: Design Considerations

APPENDICES

1. Beam-Design Formulas

2. Designing Beams by Using Formulas

3. Beam Design Tables

Glossary

References

List of Plates

About the Author

Tedd Benson 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.

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Boston Globe 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.

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