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.

1997-03

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.

2001-02
Timberframe
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.