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Timber frame and stone foundations

Posted By: CabinSmith35

Timber frame and stone foundations - 04/21/21 09:50 PM

I am currently designing a large timber frame cabin with a stone foundation and first floor. Does Timber framing work well with stone foundations and what websites/books do you recommend.

Background: I am an engineer who studies timber framing and sustainable building design in my spare time, with older building methods being of particular interest and note.
Posted By: timberwrestler

Re: Timber frame and stone foundations - 04/23/21 04:27 PM

Absolutely. I'm sure that most of the timber structures in the world are just sitting on stone. If the code is a concern, you may have to devise a way to tie the frame to the stone. Unless there are crazy lateral loads (wind or seismic), I think it'd be fine without any connection though.
Posted By: CabinSmith35

Re: Timber frame and stone foundations - 04/24/21 06:23 PM

Thank you!
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