Timber framing

Local nameMaison à pans de bois
LocationBernay, France

Timber framing and "post-and-beam" construction are traditional methods of building with heavy timbers, creating structures using squared-off and carefully fitted and joined timbers with joints secured by large wooden pegs. It is commonplace in wooden buildings from the 19th century and earlier. If the structural frame of load-bearing timber is left exposed on the exterior of the building it may be referred to as half-timbered, and in many cases the infill between timbers will be used for decorative effect. The country most known for this kind of architecture is Germany. Timber framed houses are spread all over the country except in the southeast.

The method comes from working directly from logs and trees rather than pre-cut dimensional lumber. Hewing this with broadaxes, adzes, and draw knives and using hand-powered braces and augers and other woodworking tools, artisans or framers could gradually assemble a building.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timber_framing

Coordinates 49°5'27.294" N 0°35'37.416" E

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