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Posted by Dr. Home on August 8th, 1998 01:17 PM
In reply to NEED HELP "DATING" A HOUSE by wingst0fly on July 30th, 1998 01:06 AM [Go to top of thread]

Timber Frame or Post & Beam is the earliest
construction method and it was mostly used from
colonial days through the civil war era. You must
access the attic area or any exposed area to make
sure that the joints are mortise & tenon and
joined with wooden pins and NOT nails. If you
discover nails instead of wooden pins then we are
into another era. This dating is a long process
so check the timber and post area first and then
we can go to the next step.
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