are timber frames?
Timber Frame is a traditional
method of post and beam construction defined by the use of
wood to wood joinery such as mortise and tenon. The joinery
is held together using hardwood pegs or trunnels.
Timber Frame is a method of
construction and can be used to achieve most any architectural
style. Although timber framing is rooted in antiquity, modern
design and materials have made it once again a popular way
to build. Examples of timber frame abound in many parts of
the world including the Tudor homes of England and the traditional
homes of Japan.