Timber Framing from the Ground Up

From the multi-talented Steen family.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Timber Framing from the Ground Up

  1. What a beautiful building and a beautiful film! A little concerned about the lack of work safety, though. Raising heavy timbers in bare feet and without a hard hat is definitely not to be recommended. Still, as it is all in the family, I’m sure that they can handle the resulting crushed feet and brain injuries.

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