timber framing

Construction of frame or post-and-beam structures using large, heavy, wood members, specifically lumber 5 in.

(13 cm) or more in the least dimension. The term implies stylistic features of a heavy nature. Half-timber work, in which the spaces between the heavy visible frames of interior and exterior walls are filled in with (nonstructural) material such as brick, plaster, or mud, was common in Asia and Europe. Half-timbering found its highest expression in the Tudor style. See also framed structure, post-and-beam system.

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      wooden structural framework that forms the interior and exterior walls of half-timber work (q.v.).

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Universalium. 2010.

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