This book outlines the entire process of timber framing, beginning with timber sourcing and ending with a finished building. Contents include: how to modify the structure to suit your needs and location by adding a loft, moving doors or windows, changing the roof pitch, or making the frame larger or smaller.
Timber deals with wide-ranging use of the material in historic buildings, from vaststructural timber-frames through to high-class joinery and simple fixings. Particular attention is paid to how and why timber decays or faults occur, and the methods of assessing and dealing with this. The bulk of the book covers appropriate methods of repair and maintenance.
Contents include framing calculations and measurements, laying out and cutting joints and braces, traditional decorative treatments, and step by step instructions on how to build a small shed as a practice project.
Chapters on architectural design, do-it-yourself, engineering, joinery design, layout, tools, milling your own timbers, joinery cutting, raising and rigging, enclosing the timber frame, and wood science.
Over 400 color photographs and step-by-step instructions guide you through the building of anything from a garden shed to your own woodland house, using renewable local resources and evolving traditional skills to create durable, ecological, and beautiful buildings.
Filled with sound advice and over 300 clear, detailed drawings, this book guides you through the entire process of building a log home from start to finish.
As well as all aspects of log selection and construction of the log shell, it covers how to make best use of your site, log stair construction, cabinet installation and more. The advice on installing drywall on inner walls, without courting disaster caused by log shrinkage and settling, is clear, complete and hard to find elsewhere.
Building with Logs covers: financing, the site, planning a good home, acquisition of logs, how to fall a tree and trim it, storage of logs, safety, foundations and basements, first logs and floor joists, hewing and the broad axe, cutting a round notch, sealing between the logs, setting allowance, gable ends, electrical wiring, finishing touches and much more.
This book covers everything you need to know to build your own log house, from selecting a site and hewing the first log to laying the last chimney stone and putting in electricity. Clear illustrations accompany the text throughout, and a full-color gallery of finished structures will inspire you to get started.
* Location scouting and preparation
* Foundations, tools, and materials
* Roofs and shingles
* Floors, ceilings, and partitions
* Chimneys and fireplaces
* Screens, windows, and shutters
* Doors and stairs
* And more!
You will also find line drawings of lean-tos, fireplaces, Adirondack cabins, simple log structures, stairways, beamed ceilings, furniture, etc.