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Historic American Timber Joinery: A Graphic Guide

Historic American Timber Joinery: A Graphic Guide

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Historic American Timber Joinery: A Graphic Guide
by Jack Sobon

Revised edition, 2014, perfect bound, 67 pages including numerous drawings and photographs.

This illustrated catalog discusses the joinery in American traditional timber-framed buildings of the past, showing common examples with variations as well as interesting regional deviations. It was written and drawn by architect and timber framer Jack Sobon under a grant from the National Park Service and the National Center for Preservation Technology, and it appeared previously in a series of six articles in the Guild's quarterly journal, Timber FramingTimber Framing Editor Emeritus Ken Rower has here assembled the articles into a compendium that includes a bibliography and index to joints and useful terms.


  • Tying Joints: Tie below Plate
  • Tying joints: Tie at Plate
  • Sill and Floor Joints
  • Wall and Brace Joints
  • Roof Joinery Excluding Trusses
  • Scarf Joints

ISBN: 9780970664389

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