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What's the Difference Between Post-and-Beam and Timber Framing?

It's the details that make all the difference after all!


 

You’ll often hear timber homes referred to as either post-and-beam or timber framing. The difference has to do chiefly with the method used to fasten the frame’s complex joinery system together. A post-and-beam home employs metal fasteners, which are either hidden behind the timbers or face the interior. A timber frame uses only wooden pegs to secure the frame’s joinery. Whether you choose post-and-beam or timber frame, each style, and variations within each category, will determine the look and feel of your home’s interior.

 

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