Trade in Yours
For a 2.44 Gift Card
Trade in
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Timber-frame Home: Design, Construction, Finishing [Paperback]

Tedd Benson
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover 17.67  
Paperback --  
Trade In this Item for up to 2.44
Trade in The Timber-frame Home: Design, Construction, Finishing for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 2.44, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

Jan 1991
The age-old craft of timber framing is making a comeback, and in this book the author shows how to adapt the sturdy elegance of timber-frame construction to the needs of modern living. The guide takes readers through timber frame strategy, engineering, design and frame and floor plans, in order to help explain the fundamentals of the craft and which options are available. Most importantly it gives tips on how timber-frame houses can be designed to accommodate wiring, plumbing and insulation.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Love DIY? Check out the great selection of top-brand tools and equipment in our DIY & Tools Store--including Bosch, DeWalt, Black & Decker and more.

Product details

  • Paperback: 231 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press Inc; 2nd edition (Jan 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0942391608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0942391602
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 631,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
There are two important challenges for those who build timber-frame homes today. Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timbesaurus 23 Oct 1997
By A Customer
This is a wonderful book about timber frames. As an architect i can say this book is perfect from every aspects. Complete and understandable for every kind of readers. It gives a lot of important design and technical information in a form of an artistic photo album.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration. 1 Jan 2012
By Austin
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is the second book I have bought authored by Tedd Benson, and it is a refreshing insight into both some possibilities, and the more prosaic stuff, like figuring how to run electrical cables. It still lacks (for me) decisions such as 'which design should I use to achieve a particular roof requirement?', and I suppose Tedd considers that a little too basic for his book. That will not dissuade me, I still love this book.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and informative 24 Dec 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am researching a (possible) future project and am trying to gather information on sustainable building and living from many different sources.

The practicality and green credentials of timber construction is hard to beat. When you couple this with the natural beauty of timber and the creative imagination of designers using this material it becomes my preferred choice.

Written by an experienced American designer and builder, this book is filled with information, drawings and photographs to satisfy the most demanding reader.

I have, so far, had a quick read through but look forward to a more leisurely and detailed read over the Christmas holidays.

Heaven is - a first-class book, a glass of Merlot and a roaring log fire.

If you can't have all three - get the book - you will not be disappointed.

There are many books on this subject - try this one first.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category