Tudor carpenters often cut all the beams for a house in the timberyard. They would number them so that they could be put together correctly at the building site. Since beams were sawn by hand they were never completely straight.
Parham House: an interactive to explore the outside of this Elizabethan house.
Coppicing: this is one of the oldest forms of forestry; find out more by exploring this image.
Designing for a Purpose: the desire to introduce fashionable features into country houses demanded new solutions to make them possible.