A classic timber frame is as practical and beautiful today as it has been for centuries. In this beginner-friendly guide, veteran builder Will Beemer brings the historic craft of timber framing within reach by walking you through the process of building a simple 12x16 structure — a starter project large enough to serve as a cabin, workshop, or studio — that can be modified to suit your needs. Along the way, you'll learn what makes timber framing distinctive, how to acquire and use local lumber, and the proper handling of chisels, saws, and other essential tools. Inspiring photos and instructive diagrams illuminate each step from preparing and cutting the timbers to the thrill of raising day. Will Beemer is Director of the Heartwood School for the Homebuilding Crafts and former Executive Director of the Timber Famers Guild. Hardcover; 192 pages.