Tedd’s Books

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American custom homebuilder, Tedd Benson, is best known for his role leading the US timber frame building revival beginning in the mid-1970s. Tedd has authored four seminal books on timber framing. In 1979, Tedd Benson, with Jim Gruber, published his first book, Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Craft. Instrumental in the revival of the centuries-old form of building with heavy timber, the book served as a manual for builders and designers of timber frame homes. Today, it’s still considered the timber frame bible by enthusiasts worldwide.


The Timber Frame Home
Design, Construction, and Finishing (Second Edition)
by Tedd Benson
240 pages. $23.07
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No other book provides such an in-depth look into the process of building a timber frame and making it into a comfortable home—from planning the spaces to running the wiring and plumbing.

The Art and Craft of the Post-and-Beam Home
by Tedd Benson (forward by Norm Abram)
240 pages. $30.40
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Timberframe presents 25 years of Tedd Benson’s craft and practice, with examples from the Rocky Mountains to New England. With styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, Timberframe takes you on a tour of the most beautiful post-and-beam homes in North America.

1979-01Building the Timber Frame House
by Tedd Benson with James Gruber
224 pages. $14.28
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Tedd Benson’s original book on timber framing that helped start the revival of the craft in North America. It contains a short history, as well as many of the details of crafting a timber frame.