The History of Timber Frame Construction

America is in the midst of a revival of the art of timber framing. We are reviving the European and the Eastern traditions of joining timbers to create modern structures.

The art of timber framing dates back to some of early man’s first primitive structures. Europe is full of timber-framed structures dating back hundreds of years – from manors and castles to homes and inns – whose architecture and techniques of construction have evolved over the centuries. In Asia you will find timber framed structures, often temples, that have stood through centuries.