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563 post & beam Ideabooks
Know Your House: Post and Beam Construction Basics
Learn about this simple, direct and elegant type of wood home construction that allows for generous personal expression
"craft, post and beam construction has a lot to offer. It's one of my favorite building... First, post and beam construction is just so simple. We just can't get any more direct... vertical posts that hold up horizontal beams, all made of wood. It's a directness that... basics of post and beam construction, and how to fashion connections that have meaning... course, post and beam homes do not have to have exposed beams and posts! Modern homes..."
Post and Lintel
"horizontal beam meets post, the combination pulls its weight in a home... vertical posts combined with an overhead horizontal beam, or lintel, that spans the space... Post and lintel construction has been used for centuries. It consists of vertical... door, post and lintel construction is used to support the weight of the roof or floors... rough-hewn post and lintel construction is a design highight in this room. A carved-wood..."
Posts: Not Just for Structural Integrity Anymore
"ended. Beams aren't the only helpful structural features, though - posts are actually... steel beam, everything could come crashing down around (and, maybe worse, we wouldn't... The beam ended up being no big deal and now it gives us a handy spot to point to... way this post DOES stick out. I think it was smart to keep the beam and post natural... and its posts don't even support anything. In theory, I think these posts would actually..."
Opening the Kitchen? Make the Most of That Support Post
Use a post to add architectural interest, create a focal point or just give your open kitchen some structure
"Use a post to add architectural interest, create a focal point or just give your... header beam and one or more posts in its place to provide the necessary structural... options for post sizes and placement. Incorporating a new support system into your... both posts Can anyone tell me the difference between having post inside the structure... support post all the time and the photos above reflect very creative ways to incorporate..."
"Open beams atop posts let the sun shine down on a special outdoor spot... consisting of posts and crossbeams that create an open roof.... for the posts and supports a bench swing. Tapered columns hold the rafters of this..."
Box Beam Ceilings
"crowd, box beam ceilings also present a hidden benefit! The hollow beams are great for... are box beam ceilings. To me they just announce quality, stating this builder took... between the "beams", not the beams themselves. If you look at photos of the dome of the... Thanks for posting this idea book!! I am so in love with this series of photos. Lately... rustic beams too. We're considering 'redoing' the ceiling in our own kitchen with..."
"A beam is a long, horizontal structural piece that transfers and supports weight... The posts are vertical and the beam is horizontal. Two steel beams support the... The beams of this room have mortise holes where other beams once connected with tenons... ated, beams are suprisingly stronger than a solid piece of wood.Browse more beam... steel beams, giving them their blackened appearance. Steel girders create this wall..."
My Houzz: From a Bakery to a Cool Loft in Brooklyn
Soaring ceilings with exposed beams and a stereotype-defying patio make a Williamsburg artist's home a thing of beauty
"exposed beams and a stereotype-defying patio make a Williamsburg artist's home a thing... exposed wood post and beam construction and wonderful high ceilings, his home in a onetime... original beams. I just loved it." Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Ed Roth and his... The beams, floors, brick and staircase...gorgeous! You're making me move away from... exposed beams, well done with your use of space. Wish we had the outdoor space, sigh..."
Learn the Language of Trusses in Design
If figuring out all those intersecting beam configurations under roofs makes your eyes cross, here's help
"intersecting beam configurations under roofs makes your eyes cross, here's help... a king post truss is and how it differs from, say, a queen post truss or a hammerhead... trusses (or beams), on the other hand, are not considered 'good design' where I live.... informative post. We all love to see the beauty inside and outside a home and neglect to... of tie beams, the intimacy of a lower ceiling. The Queen Post TrussThe queen post..."
Houzz Call: Share Your Favorite Christmas Tradition
Is there one thing you do, watch or eat that heralds the arrival of Christmas? Post a photo and let us know!
Design Elements: Beautiful Reclaimed Wood
"boards and beams add character and a sense of history to interior spaces... is, I'm posting it on Houzz! Can't wait to see it Tricia! In our recent reno we added... love this post! jlwms, beautiful. We are re-doing the kitchen of our new home. I think... Love this post!! I especially like the coffee table which was once a door, and the imposing... A good post. Thanks Becky. Just an FYI- we can help you source all your reclaimed..."
"horizontal beam that transfers weight from a rough opening to the parallel studs, joists... be. The post and lintel construction seen here is essentially the same concept as a... vertical posts. There is a header under the frame and the flat paneling. This wood beam... beam is decorative, but there is definitely a header above it providing the structure..."
Houzz Tour: Southwestern-Style Florida Mansion
Spanish clay tile, rough-sawn timber beams and a horse paddock lend a hacienda feel to a vast Southwestern-style home
"timber beams and a horse paddock lend a hacienda feel to a vast Southwestern-style... doors and beams were made of salvaged barn wood and timbers.... timbers, posts and beams are actually structural."Authenticity was of utmost importance... timber beams and ceiling, rusticated brick floors and stucco walls evoke the feel... wood-beam ceilings. All of the accessories are the homeowners' touch and create... by wood beams and shaped to resemble “donkey” door openings — a unique touch. "Notice..."
Houzz Tour: Farmhouse Meets Industrial in a Restored New Jersey Barn
Amish craftsmen, trusting clients and an architect with a vision save a historic barn from a complete teardown
"barn's post and beam structure, and rebuild it on a carefully selected site that makes... Love the post and beam structure! Fantastic guest house.. What a fantastic space! You... keeping the post and beam - set off by bright white walls! These are the types of houses... but the beams above me. The size of beams swallows that whole space concept and it... love the beams but too much space for too few beams. As a Civil Engineer it appears..."
Know Your House: What Makes Up a Floor Structure
Avoid cracks, squeaks and defects in your home's flooring by understanding the components — diagrams included
"processed into posts, beams, floor joists, roof rafters and other components of a house's... concrete beams. PS never use spray foams in the project, there's enough formaldehyde... pic you posted is nothing more than Styrofoam with a skim coat of cement an sand. Hello... This post- not the photograph but the image of the 2x4 frame wall with a vapor barrier..."