Bud Dietrich, AIA
Architects & Designers
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Post and beam construction is just that: a system of horizontal beams that transfer structural loads to a system of vertical posts. More traditional post and beam construction also employs a series of diagonal braces that reinforce the beams and help to make the structure rigid. Post and beam is visually quite distinct. Unlike with a typical wall built of dimensional lumber, post and beam allows for more openness and transparency. This is because the spaces or rooms aren't defined by planar walls but by points. A post and beam system still relies on a system of walls to help separate inside from outside and room from room. The difference is that none of these walls is structural, so they can be built in any configuration and of any material. In fact, the walls can be made as screens that can be moved as needed. It's not surprising that post and beam construction, just about the oldest form of building, lends itself to modern open floor plans and contemporary design.

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jcanjura added this to jcanjura's ideas
December 4, 2013
structure
jimbob71 added this to constriction methods
September 6, 2013
post and beam
markm5948 added this to markm5948's ideas
July 3, 2013
another interior option
Rodd added this to Rodd's House Ideas
June 5, 2013
Post and beam is visually quite distinct. Unlike with a typical wall built of dimensional lumber, post and beam allows for more openness and transparency. This is because the spaces or rooms aren't defined by planar walls but by points.
Daniel added this to Entrance-Porches-Verandas
June 2, 2013
Post and beam construction is just that: a system of horizontal beams that transfer structural loads to a system of vertical posts. More traditional post and beam construction also employs a series of diagonal braces that reinforce the beams and help to make the structure rigid. Post and beam is visually quite distinct. Unlike with a typical wall built of dimensional lumber, post and beam allows for more openness and transparency. This is because the spaces or rooms aren't defined by planar walls but by points. A post and beam system still relies on a system of walls to help separate inside from outside and room from room. The difference is that none of these walls is structural, so they can be built in any configuration and of any material. In fact, the walls can be made as screens that can be moved as needed. It's not surprising that post and beam construction, just about the oldest form of building, lends itself to modern open floor plans and contemporary design.
Philippe Guillon added this to philippe_guillon's ideas
June 2, 2013
le principe de construction est simple à mettre en œuvre et solide au résultat.
denpubl added this to denpubl's ideas
May 30, 2013
PATIO? DECK?
bickel18 added this to bickel18's ideas
May 29, 2013
post & beam 4
agathaagnes added this to agathaagnes's ideas
May 29, 2013
Beam
newville added this to newville's Ideas
May 29, 2013
structural sense
zaksec added this to zaksec's Ideas
May 29, 2013
Garden 5
marylee23 added this to laverne
May 29, 2013
next step, question is spacing vs size of lumber
David Merigold added this to david_merigold's ideas
May 29, 2013
starting point
Crystal Danby added this to crystal_danby's ideas
May 29, 2013
useful infor
crabbygirl added this to crabbygirl's ideas
May 29, 2013
post and beam and brace
batambuze2 added this to batambuze2's ideas
May 28, 2013
beam shade4
lakandani1 added this to lakandani1's ideas
May 28, 2013
basic
miadipaola added this to miadipaola's Ideas
May 28, 2013
Deck
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