This is an excellent resource for timber framers with some experience. The author, a timber framing master, presents two projects, a post-and-beam structure and a hammer bent frame, to illustrate the centerline layout method in the framing process. Each is well explained, the second project being more complex than the first, and includes required tools, charts, dimensioned drawings and color photos.

Chapters on joinery and raising frames are thoroughly detailed, and a unique infill wall system that provides thermal efficiency is presented. The appendix provides a wealth of information on tools, wood, load requirement calculations and structural concepts, and a glossary of timber terminology is included.

Hardcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 227 pages, 2011.