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Timber frame

Lots of Tudor houses started with a timber frame. The oak trees were cut down in the forest then they were taken to the carpenter's yard to make the frame. Flora.

The wooden beams of the house were pure oak from an oak tree. The beams were cut and then marked with carpenters marks. These were often Roman numerals. They helped the carpenter show where the beams fitted together. Amy.

Did you know? Over time the timber frame sometimes moves. This makes the house look as if it is leaning to one side.

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