Timberframe Way, by Dick Pirozzolo covers this unique home building method with lavish color photos.

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The Timberframe Way is the third book on home building by Dick Pirozzolo, a PR pro with 20-plus years of housing industry promotion and marketing experience.

Dick Pirozzolo, a home-building expert and housing-industry PR pro, is co-author of THE TIMBERFRAME WAY, with Michael Morris.

Available at local and online bookstores or from the publisher at http://www.globepequot.com, The Timberframe Way is Pirozzolo’s third book on home building and design.

Says Pirozzolo, a Wellesley, Massachusetts resident, "Timberframing, also known as post & beam, is an age-old building technique in which the frame of the home is crafted from solid timbers that are attractively assembled, with modern fasteners or mortise and tenon joinery secured with oak pegs called, trunnels."

Often compared to fine furniture, or Gothic cathedrals, the beams of a timberframe home are visible on the interior, giving these dwellings warmth, comfort and feeling of security," adds Pirozzolo, founder of Wellesley, Massachusetts-based Pirozzolo Company Public Relations.

His firm represents clients in home manufacturing, hospitality, commercial real estate, technology and financial services in the US, Asia and Germany. Pirozzolo, an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, played an active role in winning support for lifting the Vietnam embargo championed by US Sens. John McCain and John Kerry. Pirozzolo developed trade, travel and other relations with this Southeast Asian nation.

The Timberframe Way

Complete with vivid interior and exterior photographs, the Timberframe Way offers helpful hints to consider when choosing a new home, adding on or decorating your own home.

Adds Jim Nadeau of Classic Post & Beam in York, Maine, "Fortunately, these homes are available in pre-cut kits. Classic Post & Beam kits include walls, windows, roofing and other materials delivered right to the home site." The Classic Post & Beam model home is open daily on US RT 1, Just north of the Kittery, Maine, Trading Post and factory outlets.

Besides new houses, post & beam kits are an ideal way to build an addition to an existing home. Classic Post & Beam pre-cuts and delivers all components, including brand-name windows and pre-hung doors directly to the building site. Assembly is very efficient — especially in tight labor markets around major cities such as Boston.

Dick Pirozzolo, founder of Pirozzolo Company Public Relations in Wellesley, Massachusetts, combines his knowledge of timberframe and log homes with a passion for travel and photojournalism, which has taken him to Vietnam, India and Turkey. Dick has written numerous articles on timberframe home marketing, design and construction for Timber Homes Illustrated, Timber Frame Homes and Building Systems Magazine.

He is also co-author of Timberframe Plan Book ($24.95 gatefold paperback, ISBN#0-87905-976-1, 128 pages, 125 color photographs, 30 floor plans), and Timberframe Interiors ($39.95 hardcover, ISBN# 0-87905-970-2, 192 pages, 150 color photographs).

Earlier Pirozzolo wrote Four All the Years a history of WBZ-TV-4, New England’s first television station.

Michael Morris, co-author of The Timberframe Way has been building homes and writing about it for more than 25 years. Mike has been editor-in-chief of Home Mechanix magazine, has served five terms on the National Association of Home Builders committee for The New American Home, and currently writes for publications such as Builder, Tools of the Trade, and Timber Frame Homes.



By Michael Morris & Dick Pirozzolo

Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: The Lyons Press / Globe Pequot Press (November 2003)

ISBN: 1592281508

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