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

Tedd Benson
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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.

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  • 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)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A timbesaurus 23 Oct 1997
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Format:Hardcover
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.
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and informative 24 Dec 2011
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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.
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