Oak-framed projects stand the test of time. The longevity of the mighty oak trees that grow for centuries is echoed in Oak-Framed Buildings - they are here to stay and so are these oak-framed buildings! Newly updated, this classic title is ideal for carpenters, builders, aspiring DIYers, and anyone who appreciates beautiful, durable, and environmentally friendly structures. Revised and fully up-to-date. Oak-Framed Buildings has been substantially revised to bring the book completely up-to-date and in compliance with current building technology. It combines traditional building techniques with modern materials and installation methds, resulting in solid buildings with a high standard of energy efficiency. It covers all this and more: Practical information about the history of timber framing Structural qualities of oak How-to get started Techniques of timber-frame construction Designing frames Making and raising frames The building envelope Finishing details and much more Beautifully photographed. The structural details are clearly explained through: 180 stunning full-color photographs of structures in various stages of construction 90 three-dimensional illustrations The best of yesterday and tomorrow. Oak-Framed Buildings is an amazing melding of centuries-old techniques with 21st century environmental and energy-saving standards - an essential resource for pros and non-pros alike.This is a practical book on the technique of timber-frame construction for carpenters, builders and aspiring self-builders, but it will also be a source of inspiration to anyone who appreciates beautiful buildings.
|Publisher||:||Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited - 2005|