Historic American Timber Joinery

Historic American Timber Joinery: A Graphic Guide
by Jack Sobon

Revised edition, 2014, perfect bound, 67 pages including numerous drawings and photographs.

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. It was written and drawn by architect and timber framer Jack Sobon under a grant from the National Park Service and the National Center for Preservation Technology, and it appeared previously in a series of six articles in the Guild's quarterly journal, TIMBER FRAMING. Guild Publications Director Ken Rower has here assembled the articles into a compendium that includes a bibliography and index to joints and useful terms.


Tying Joints: Tie below Plate Tying joints: Tie at Plate Sill and Floor Joints Wall and Brace Joints Roof Joinery Excluding Trusses Scarf Joints



Andrew from Canton, MA
Bought this book as a gift, personally have little to no practical building experience. However, before gifting the book I peaked inside....and then went and read through most of it. It is truly a lovely book - thoughtfully and cleanly written with beautiful illustrations.

Erik from Winthrop, ME

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