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.
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.