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
1. Beam-Design Formulas
2. Designing Beams by Using Formulas
3. Beam Design Tables
List of Plates
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.
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
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.