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What is Post & Beam?
Post & beam construction is a method of building the framework of a home using vertical and horizontal beams. The vertical pieces are referred to as “posts” and the horizontal pieces to as “beams.” This type of building style relies on heavy timbers rather than dimensional lumber to create stunning open interiors. Post and beam homes are well crafted and known for their structural durability and environmentally preferable impact. There are many different ways to accomplish the post and beam look that can accommodate your budget and taste.
Stronger Framework Opens Up Interior Spaces
Easily Customizable Floor Plans
What's the difference between timber homes and post and beam homes?
Timber Homes can be either Post and Beam or Timber Frame structures. The main difference lies in how the timbers are connected to each other. Post and beam typically uses half lap joinery with hidden fasteners, and sometimes decorative metal braces; whereas Timber Frame uses mortise and tenon joinery secured with wooden pegs. The beams of both techniques are fully exposed to the inside of the structure.
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