Discover the satisfaction of making your own durable, economical, and environmentally friendly timber frame structures. Covering all aspects of timber frame construction, this practical guide is filled with easy-to-understand instructions, clear illustrations, and helpful photographs. With expert advice on selecting appropriate timber, necessary tools, safety considerations, joinery techniques, assembly, and raising, Jack Sobon and Roger Schroeder encourage beginners by offering complete plans for a small toolshed. Turn your dream of a timber frame house into a reality.
“If you’ve ever dreamed about building with timbers, this book will convince you that this method is not only beautiful and practical, but often less expensive than “stick building.” Includes dozens of illustrations and photos.” – Countryside & Small Stock Journal
Jack A. Sobon is an architect and builder specializing in timber-framed buildings, as well as the coauthor of Timber Frame Construction and author of Build a Classic Timber Frame Home. A founding director of the Timber Framer’s Guild of North America and founder of the Traditional Timber Frame Research and Advisory Group, Sobon has devoted his 38-year career to understanding the craft of traditional timber framing. Using only traditional hand tools, he has framed and erected over 50 structures. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and teaches and consults nationally on traditional building structures and timber-framing techniques.
Roger Schroeder is the editor of Wood Carving Illustrated magazine and lives in Amityville, Long Island, New York. Chuck Grodskiis a retired woodworker and has a full-time business making classical and whimsical birdhouses. He lives in Long Island, New York.