Timber Frame Hocus finished ceiling and vapor barrier to
To the Editor:
I would like to respond to Steve
Chappell's article on "Hybrid Timber
Frames," NEB 4/88.
Dave Lindeman (see lead photo in
article) and I developed the hybrid
frame in response to design problems
that were present in several houses.
The goal was to create structural
integrity and visual interest in
"public" areas, such as living, dining,
kitchen, and sunrooms. It seemed
absurd to timber-frame the entire
structure to achieve a limited design
element in a limited area.
We also began to experiment with
correcting deficiencies that occur in
any "purist" type timber frame. We
created a second frame above the girts
and joists (see illustration) that
the outside of