Building the Timber Frame House

Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Craft
by Tedd Benson with James Gruber and Jamie Page

An invaluable guide for building your own tImber frame home.


From the back cover

"For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most comprehensive manual available on the technique. In it, you will find a short history of timber framing and a fully illustrated discussion of the different kinds of joinery, assembly of timbers, and raising of the frame. There are also detailed sections on present-day design and materials, house plans, site development, foundation laying, insulation, tools, and methods."

Tedd Benson is the founder and owner of a post-and beam construction firm in New Hampshire. James Gruber is a civil engineer. Jamie Page is an illustrator living in New Hampshire.