Timber Terms Demystified

Traditional timber framing vs. post-and-beam…what do they mean? This article in Timber Home Living shows how these phrases refer to the two construction methods used to build timber homes.

In the world of timber home construction, there are plenty of new terms to learn: spline, purlin, chamfer — the list goes on. But there are two phrases you’ll want to be clear on before continuing your timber home building journey: “post and beam” and traditional “mortise and tenon” timber framing. These phrases refer to the two construction methods used to build timber homes.

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