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Timber-Frame Hybrids Timber-Frame Hybrids Online Membership Required

Adding timber-frame elements to a stick-frame house makes economic and aesthetic sense

A Timber-Frame/Modular Hybrid HouseOnline Membership Required

This economical house design features factory-built rooms that surround a post-and-beam core

Q & A: Supporting timber-frame posts

A Timbered CeilingOnline Membership Required

Combining stick-framed walls with a timber-framed ceiling

Drill-bit depth gauge
Tip: Drill-bit depth gauge

Replacing Rotted SillsOnline Membership Required

It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it

Curved TimberOnline Membership Required

How one timber framer hews, bandsaws and steambends straight stock into curves

Timber-Frame LayoutOnline Membership Required

Systems for labeling the timbers and adjusting the joinery keep the frame plumb and true despite variations in dimensions

An Introduction to Timber FramingOnline Membership Required

Learning this traditional method begins with the mortise-and-tenon joint

Raising Heavy TimberOnline Membership Required

Tools and tips for maneuvering big beams

Cooperative CraftsmanshipOnline Membership Required

Distinctive wood detailing, tile work, stained glass and carving in a California living room

Master Carpenter Video: How to Cut a Tenon for a Timber-Frame
Video: Master Carpenter Video: How to Cut a Tenon for a Timber-FrameOnline Membership Required

Will Beemer shows how to cut the first half of a mortise-and-tenon joint—the quintessential timber-frame connection

Master Carpenter Video: How to Drill and Assemble a Timber-Frame Joint
Video: Master Carpenter Video: How to Drill and Assemble a Timber-Frame JointOnline Membership Required

After you've cut a mortise on one timber and a tenon on the other, it's time to drill a peg hole

Master Carpenter Video: How to Mark a Timber for Cutting a Mortise-and-Tenon Joint
Video: Master Carpenter Video: How to Mark a Timber for Cutting a Mortise-and-Tenon JointOnline Membership Required

Veteran timber-framer Will Beemer demonstrates the preliminary steps for joining timbers: laying out and marking tenons

 

Video: Master-Carpenter Video Series: The Essential Timber-Frame Joint

Senior editor Chuck Bickford visits the Heartwood School to get an inside look at one of the oldest forms of home building still in use. 

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