This 250-page workbook includes comprehensive technical information on the joinery, design and construction of traditional timber frames. Illustrated with 230+ photos and CAD drawings, the book includes frame plans, design and engineering formulas, rule-of-thumb design and engineering guidelines, shop setup, builder's math, joinery design criteria, practical timber framing tips, tools and more. Intended for architects, engineers, builders or aspiring owner/builders.
Throughout the book, Chappell shares an infectious love of the art and craft of timber framing. A journeyman carpenter would be able to cut a timber frame with the information presented in this book. . . His comprehensive 'Joinery Design', 'Tension Joinery', and 'Roof Framing & Truss Design' sections are technical enough to hand to your engineer, but also comprehendable by the layman." -- Fine Homebuilding Magazine