Oak-Framed Buildings

Oak-Framed Buildings

SKU# GM0183

Revised Edition

Rupert Newman

A GMC Book


Availability: In Stock

  • Product # GM0183
  • Type Paperback
    A GMC Book
  • ISBN 978-1-86108-726-3
  • Published Date 2015
  • Dimensions 10 x 10
  • Pages 192
  • Photos 180
  • Drawings 90

Oak-framed projects stand the test of time. The longevity of the mighty oak trees that grow for centuries is echoed in Oak-Framed Buildings – they are here to stay and so are these oak-framed buildings! Newly updated, this classic title is ideal for carpenters, builders, aspiring DIYers, and anyone who appreciates beautiful, durable, and environmentally friendly structures.

Revised and fully up-to-date. Oak-Framed Buildings has been substantially revised to bring the book completely up-to-date and in compliance with current building technology. It combines traditional building techniques with modern materials and installation methds, resulting in solid buildings with a high standard of energy efficiency. It covers all this and more:

  • Practical information about the history of timber framing
  • Structural qualities of oak
  • How-to get started
  • Techniques of timber-frame construction
  • Designing frames
  • Making and raising frames
  • The building envelope
  • Finishing details and much more

Beautifully photographed. The structural details are clearly explained through:

  • 180 stunning full-color photographs of structures in various stages of construction 
  • 90 three-dimensional illustrations

The best of yesterday and tomorrow.  Oak-Framed Buildings is an amazing melding of centuries-old techniques with 21st century environmental and energy-saving standards – an essential resource for pros and non-pros alike.


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About the Author. Rupert Newman began working on carpentry projects when he was 12 years old. He earned a degree in Naval Architecture and has worked as a shipwright. Now Newman is the owner of a well-respected design and construction company employing a number of highly skilled craftsmen and apprentices, building modern structures with green oak in the traditional way.


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