Timber Framing with Japanese Joinery
A comprehensive, step-by-step guide teaching you how to master Japanese joinery.
Complete with detailed plans and instructional joint cutting illustrations; this book will give you the skill set needed to build your own cabin.
Center line layout, hand tools & maintenance, joinery, purchasing wood, and much more!
A comprehensive set of 10 joints in the form of 3d images, measurements, and instructions for cutting.
A complete set of detailed blueprints for building your own 12' x 24' cabin
Timber Framing Vs. Stick Framing, Featured Timber Frame Building Style, Roof Style
Timber Frame Members, Frame Part Measurements, Foundation, Ground Sill, Posts, Plates & Beams, Rafters
Purchasing Wood, Drying Wood, Recommended Tools & Accessories, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Maintenance & Care
Line Rule, Creating a Story Pole
Preparing a Member for Joinery, About Sill, Preparing the Short Sill, Preparing the Long Sill, Preparing the Floor Joists, Preparing the Posts, Preparing the Traverse Beams, Preparing the Plates, Preparing the Purlins, Preparing the Ridge Beam, About Nuki, Preparing the Nuki
Dictionary of Timber Frame Terms
25 page set of detailed 3D blueprints!
Designer and educator specializing in furniture, timber framing, soft goods, and home cooking
“This is the ultimate resource for building a cabin with Japanese Joinery. ”
Koshikake Kama Tsugi
Sumidome Hozo Sashi
Watari Ago (nuki)
These plans attempt to come as close to accordance as possible to general building codes. Each local government has a unique set of rules and regulations, that may restrict or allow the construction of the cabin described in these plans. Check with your local building planning bureau to find out. A stamp of approval from a structural engineer may be required. To find a structural engineer to work with you and your area, the Timber Framers Guild is a great resource. https://tfguild.org/find-an-engineer
Yes, absolutely. These plans were designed for you. Each and every joint in this book can be broken down into simple steps, and are a matter of marking lines, sawing and chiseling away material. Worst case you may mistakenly make an incorrect measurement or cut, and need to redo a member, however as time progresses you will quickly grow to become a master.
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