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cruck

(krʌk)
n
(Building) one of a pair of curved wooden timbers supporting the end of the roof in certain types of building
[C19: variant of crook (n)]
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Timber Frames Market: Segmentation The global timber frames market can be segmented on the basis of timber frame trusses as follows: Common King Post Queen Post Scissor Hammer Beam Others The global timber frames market can be segmented on the basis of timber frame structure as follows: Box Frame Cruck Frame Aisled Frame The global timber frames market can be segmented on the basis of the type of building as follows: Commercial Chalet Contemporary Cottage Rustic Mountain Ranch & others Timber Frames Market: Regional Outlook Timber frame houses are highly preferred in the North America region due to significant icefall in the region throughout the year.
In the master bedroom, which formed part of the original house, the beams reveal its cruck frame and unusual carved timbers.
The view is 'only' of a 1530-1540 gate house and an adjacent medieval 'cruck frame' Lower Brockington manor house, built between 1380-1400 using estate wood that is thought to have been limewashed to help it to remain preserved.
Other recent contracts have been for the repair of the cruck frame and thatch roof of a listed Leicestershire pub, and restoring the arbour at Jephson Gardens in Leamington for Warwick District Council.
Other works include giant ceramic chaffinch eggs by Joe Hillier, Cruck Frame by Malcolm Lemmon and Owl by Steve Iredale.
A rare example of a cruck barn is for sale at Church Farm Mews in Church Road, Dosthill, Staffordshire A cruck frame is where a pair of long curved timbers lean inwards to support the roof.
Features we managed to retain include the oak panelling and the original cruck frame, which is very rare to find." The huge cruck frame, covered over by previous occupants, was restored with the 'cinder toffee' accretions chipped away to reveal beautifully-grained timber beneath.
The main property still retains many of its original features most notably some magnificent timber framing including close studding, a crossed beamed ceiling in the dining room and vaulted master bedroom with exposed cruck frame.