100-Year-Old Timber Frame

Hi Lloyd,

I thought of you when I saw these timbers in St. Michael’s Church, Wellington, New Zealand. These timbers are only 100 years old but look medieval. Probably built by very skilled emigré English carpenters but I don’t really know who made them.

Keep up the writing,
Bill Choquette

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:

One Response to 100-Year-Old Timber Frame

  1. Beautiful. The skill and artistry and dedication to create such lives in the structure. Brings a huge joy to me just to look at it.

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