Are there different styles of timber frames?
The New England style of timber framing, which is our normal framing method, is based on a simplified northern European medieval timber framing system. Other European framing styles include the French scribe system, and the German style. In the US a west coast style of timber framing based on the Craftsman/Greene & Greene style of architecture has developed since the timber frame revival of the 1970. There are also regional American styles as well as the Chinese and Japanese traditions of timber framing.