Vernacular and Craftmanship

Wood Techniques II. Log and beam constructions On the area of the present-day Czech Republic, the fundamental construction design of wooden homes and farm buildings is the more difficult construction of log structures, later replaced by beams. This wooden structure was used in parallel with the previously mentioned techniques. Logs The older method of timbering …

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Wood Techniques I. Wattle constructions Some of the oldest wooden constructions documented on the territory of today’s Czech Republic contain wattle. This is a simple structure created by stakes or posts hammered into the soil. Between the stakes, thin branches were alternatively woven to form a wall. This construction did not require hard carpenter’s labour, …

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Famed and unknown masters of vernacular architecture Masters and craftsmen Buildings of vernacular architecture provide testimony to the extraordinary work of countless numbers of master builders and craftsmen. This is especially true if the buildings are still standing. Unfortunately, most masters and their buildings remain forgotten forever alongside the stylistic architecture and building works. The …

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Wood and Craftsmen Wood is one of the oldest and most widely used building materials in history. It was used extensively throughout Europe, including today’s Czech Republic. Coniferous trees Fir, spruce, pine and larch Deciduous trees Oak Felled trees, their branches removed, were worked on a carpentry bench using carpenter’s tools. Such tools mainly included …

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