Drawing from over 35 years of building and teaching advanced timber framing, Steve unlocks the mystery of complex roof systems in this comprehensive guide. This book is divided into two parts: Design & History, which explores the elements of design and provides a historical overview of different roof framing systems; and Geometry & Joinery Systems, which describes the technical aspects of the layout and construction process. Steve gives you the tools to strengthen your conceptual understanding of roof geometry, represent them in three-dimensional visualizations, layout complex cuts, and create virtually any type of joinery system. Full-color photographs and detailed diagrams throughout.Fox Maple Press, 2012. Hardcover, 368 pages. Printed and bound in the USA.