By Steve Chappell
Steve Chappell originally developed this book in the 1980s as a companion to the timber framing workshops he teaches at Fox Maple School of Traditional Building in Brownfield, ME. This revised edition includes new photos, tips, and technical information. In his words, this book, "should be used as a reference, for taking notes, and for familiarizing yourself with the basics of traditional timber frame design and joinery."
With over 500 photos and diagrams, this revised edition covers structural design, framing and joinery, wood technology, plans, and builder's math and engineering. Steve shares his 40 years of experience in traditional timber framing systems and explores the design and structural considerations that make it an art form.
Fox Maple Press, 2011. Paperback, 254 pages.