The photography is beautiful, and the book guides you through the entire roundwood timber framing
process: planting and tending trees, obtaining the tools needed, learning the joining methods for this type of construction, and perfecting floor-, wall- and roof-building techniques.
The Timber Framing
Book by Stewart Elliott and Eugenie Wallas (Alan C Hood & Co, 2007)
([dagger]) If you believe archaeologists, timber framing
seems to have evolved from palisade construction where logs were embedded in the ground vertically side-by-side supporting a roof.
was pretty much the only way to go when the United States was settled.
Mr Gibbon added: "Timber framing
also has major implications for the environment.
But his primary interest is "a very old style of building, well over 1,000 years old." It's called timber framing
, one of several alternative construction technologies that intrigues this builder.
Profusely illustrated with diagrams by Linda Foss and photos by Jeremy Foss and Randy Hillner, "The Timber Framing
Book" is a superbly written and organized 169-page instruction manual co-authored by timber framing
experts Stewart Elliott and Eugenie Walls.
"The timber framing
revealed was of a type which predated the present mid 19th Century waterwheel," he said.
After a decline that has lasted more than a century, timber framing
is making a comeback.
Hands-on workshops at Earthaven: Introduction to Natural Building: Materials, Methods, Systems, (May 23-25) cob, strawbale, earthen plasters, and timber framing
; Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, (June 21-23); Building with Cob: An Introduction, (July 19-24).