Future Morph: Timber Framer
This Future Morph video clip introduces Marc Watson, a timber framer, who discusses constructing and designing frames for buildings. Marc describes how the properties of different woods and the forces acting on a frame must be taken into consideration. This includes calculating forces on individual beams and the geometry of the completed frame. He also describes the tools he uses and shows some jointing techniques.
In the related activity the students investigate the properties and strengths of different types of wood.
An associated resources booklet, which can be found in the Introduction to Future Morph Resources, organises the resources into themes, provides an overview of the teachers’ notes, describes practical activities and suggests cross-curricular links.
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