Free Lecture: Timberframe Construction July 10th at 6:30pm

framing is a simple but elegant building system consisting of large
wood posts and beams fit together with interlocking joinery and secured
with wooden pegs. As in any post and beam structure the timber
framework supports its roof by transferring roof loads to principal
posts and onto the foundation of the building eliminating the need for
load bearing interior partition walls. The result is a strong, self
supporting timber structure in which heavy timbers frame large, open
living spaces.


talk will place the modern craft of timber framing in the context of
its historic development and describe some of the unique features of
the contemporary timber-frame building system. Examples of recently
constructed timber frame residences and public buildings will
demonstrate the flexibility and energy efficiency of modern timber
frame structures. It is my hope that the strength and beauty of the
buildings you see, will persuade you that the future of timber framing
promises to be as rich as its past and that if you choose to work in
this field you will be inspired to design and build buildings that
stretch the existing aesthetic and structural boundaries of timber
frame construction."


Landau founded Timbercraft Homes (based in Port Townsend). Charles sold
the business several years ago, now in retirement (and no less busy),
Charles will share his love of Timberframing in this presentation.

Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Building 315, Fort Worden
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 344-4455