Guild-sponsored Books

Timber Framing Fundamentals

Edited by Ken Rower, 2011
292 pages, Smythe-sewn

Collects or adapts more than 40 articles from TIMBER FRAMING to guide the reader through questions that arise when planning, building or assessing a timber frame structure. Aimed at beginning timber framers, do-it-yourselfers and prospective timber frame homeowners. Chapters on Architectural design, Do-it-yourself, Engineering, Joinery design, Layout, Tools, Joinery cutting, Raising and rigging, Enclosure and Wood sciences. With glossary and bibliography.

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Historic American Timber Joinery

Written and illustrated by Jack A. Sobon
Edited by Ken Rower, 2002
Revised Edition, 2014
67 pages, perfect bound

This illustrated catalog discusses the joinery in American traditional timber-framed buildings of the past, showing common examples with variations as well as interesting regional deviations. The book collects six articles written and illustrated by architect and timber framer Jack Sobon for TIMBER FRAMING under a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, and includes a bibliography and index to joints and useful terms.

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