What’s the difference between architectural timbering and post-and-beam construction?

To the untrained eye, architectural timbering and post and beam look similar. However, from an engineering standpoint, they are quite different. With architectural timber framing, the weight is transferred through the vertical members of the bents. In post-and-beam construction, the weight is borne by the horizontal members that rest on the vertical posts. Also, the timbers in post-and-beam homes are often secured with metal fasteners and spikes. True architectural timbering is only created with traditional handcrafted wood joinery and secured with hardwood pegs.

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