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Hewing a beam from a log. Axwork techniques of a master barn builder.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #15 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 37

Timber frame building basics.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2001 (v.24#8) pg. 36

Hew it yourself. Authentic hand-hewn timbers add the warmth of real wood to remodeling projects.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1988 (v.11#5) pg. 20

Timber framing. A look at the tools and joinery used by the timber framer.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1989 (v.12#7) pg. 35

Faux post-and-beam. How to create the timeless look of timber framing without the classic construction hassles. The secret lies in making the beam from multiple layers of 2" thick lumber bolted together and camouflaged to create the impression of a single one-piece beam.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1996 (v.20#3) pg. 17

How to align two pieces of lumber for a beam or header.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #327 Apr 1992 (v.42#4) pg. 100

How to raise the timbers for a post-and-beam building single handedly, using only a tractor and a system of ropes and pulleys.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 19

Arched bridle joint is used to fasten a 6"x8" post to a beam.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #3 Jun-Jul 1981 pg. 66

Tools for timber framing. A housewright's tools for measuring, marking and cutting. Includes tips on truing a square, sharpening a plane and grinding & sharpening drill bits and chisels.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 21

Framing an open-plan saltbox house. The load bearing wall between Cape and shed has been replaced by posts & beams.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 44

A modular home uses Japanese-style timber construction.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 52

Wrought iron straps are used to band together built-up posts and beams.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 65

Tip on adding a post-and-beam addition to a standard stud-frame construction house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #5 Oct-Nov 1981 pg. 12
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 6

How to incorporate the trunk of a cedar tree as a support for the ridgepole of a post-and-beam addition.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 67

Tips on timber framing, including what kind of wood to use, use of drawboring to prevent tenon withdrawal, and bolting of frame to concrete foundations.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 6

Sizing roughsawn joists and beams. Methods and formulas for engineering your own timber frame.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 24

Hung walls and a double roof are an effective way to insulate post-and-beam buildings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 28

Timbers and templates. Use an unconventional router bit and particleboard templates to make shallow mortising fast and accurate. Useful when doing heavy timber house framing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 38

An introduction to timber framing. Learning this traditional method begins with the mortise-and-tenon joint.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #12 Dec 1982-Jan 1983 pg. 22

Timber frame layout. Systems for labeling the timbers and adjusting the joinery will keep the frame plumb and true despite variations in dimensions.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #16 Aug-Sep 1983 pg. 38

Tip: This nested post-to-beam joint conceals the metal brackets.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 14

Tip on installing four girts on a post at one location.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #18 Dec 1983-Jan 1984 pg. 7
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 4

Tip: Do not pin mortise and tenon joints with metal bolts when building a post-and-beam framework.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 8

How to build stress-skin panels to enclose a timber frame constructed building.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 54

Tips on large-timber framing for a house with a clerestory.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 10

Owner-built post-and-beam house is built for $5 to $6 a square foot. Overall size is 16x60-ft. Basic construction concepts are detailed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #28 Aug-Sep 1985 pg. 68
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 4

Tips on shaping and installing a "shoulder" to help support a heavy beam.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #33 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 10

Building timber bowstring trusses. Features graceful curves and careful joinery. Some tips.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #33 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 44

Power tools and the timber frame revival. A look at specialized power tools used in other countries to reduce the amount of hand work involved in timber-framing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #35 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 54

The Tidewater timber frame. Revival of a vernacular form with modern shop equipment and production methods.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 46

Retrofitting vapor barriers to an old post-and-beam structure while protecting the frame from moisture. Some tips.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #39 Apr-May 1987 pg. 8

Use a dovetail router bit to shape a drip edge on the base of wooden posts.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #39 Apr-May 1987 pg. 14

Earthquake-country timber frame. How to satisfy both the building code and traditional sensibilities when doing timber frame construction in earthquake-prone areas.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 43
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 4

Cruck-framed house. An early timber frame technique which relies on curved tree trunks for principal structural members.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 40

Pros and cons of using queen posts.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 16

A hip-roofed timber frame. Maine builders erect a classic sea captain's house. Several framing joints are detailed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 44

Curved timber. How one timber framer hews, band saws, and steambends straight stock into curves.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 44

A craftsman studio. Construction uses hand-wrought steel straps to join heavy timbers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 36

Tips on structural considerations in laying out gunstock posts and braces.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #54 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 16

Pros & cons of gluing timber frame joints.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 16

Advice on reducing sound transmissions between the first and second floors in a timber frame house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 18

Plan for nail-laminating three 2x6s into the equivalent of a solid sawn 6x6.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 20
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #69 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 6

Tip on achieving the Tudor (half-timbered) look in a real timber frame without having insulation and shrinkage problems.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 24

A timbered ceiling. Combining stick-framed walls with a timber framed ceiling. This combination will provide the visual appeal of timber frame with lower costs and easier placement of mechanical systems.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 48

Tip on dressing large beams using a floor sander.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #69 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 30

Tip on maneuvering a heavy glulam beam into place by lifting only one end at a time.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #70 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 32

Glue-laminated timbers. Designing and building with engineered beams.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #71 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 55

Technique for wedging a mortise (drawing a tenon into mortise) in large-timber construction without the need for long pipe clamps.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #74 Apr-May 1992 pg. 24

Advice on constructing a short concrete block wall that is going to support large framing timers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 18

Site-built wooden "wrench" (a lever with a hook on it) can be used to take the twist out of large timber frame members.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #91 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 34

Interior pine finish recommendations for a timber frame home.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 14
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 6

Router and jig is used to cut a profile in the exposed ends of rafters and beams.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #113 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 28

Working with heavy timbers. Woods, tools, layout and joinery of the housewright's trade.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 43

Hewing. How to use an ax and hatchet to hew a beam out of a log.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 64

Tip on clamping laminated beams made from 2x4 stock.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 16

In the frame. Why timber frames make great country homes. A guide to terms and configurations.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #129 Aug 1996 (v.21) pg. 26

Tips on replacing rotten barn posts with a concrete footing, pier and new post.
HOME MECHANIX #737 Sep 1989 (v.85) pg. 88

Framed by tradition. Tips on choosing and constructing a timber frame house.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1990 (v.15#9) pg. 25

A look at a post and beam, passive solar earth sheltered house.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #65 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 132

How to build using post and beam framing. Includes plans for constructing a storage shed.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 57

One-step superinsulation. Stress-skin panels make a perfect insulation wrap for post-and-beam frame houses.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1984 (v.5#7) pg. 96
Added Info NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1984 (v.5#9) pg. 4

Basic timber framing for the pre-1840 house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1977 (v.5#2) pg. 15

How to disassemble a timber frame house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1980 (v.8#10) pg. 139

Traditional house framing for old houses. A look at timber and balloon framing techniques.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1980 (v.8#12) pg. 197

Techniques for two timbers. Traditional and high-tech structural wood repairs in a old timber frame.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1996 (v.24#5) pg. 62

A look at building your own house. Includes design considerations to minimize costs and information on post-and-beam framing.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1978 (v.25#11) pg. 66

Timber frame joinery. Interview with a self-taught "joiner" looks at the basics of timber frame.
WOOD MAGAZINE #22 Apr 1988 (v.5#2) pg. 36

Timber framing from the ground up. Introduction to building a structure which a woodworker can appreciate.
WOOD MAGAZINE #145 Nov 2002 (v.19#7) pg. 52

Tips on reducing the tendency of wood to split when making small timber buildings.
WOODWORKER Aug 1987 (v.91#8) pg. 708

A look at the ingenuity and craft of mediaeval timber joining.
WOODWORKER Jul 1988 (v.92#7) pg. 632