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This was the age of the carpenter. Changes that turned an Englishman’s castle into his home didn’t happen overnight. It was a very gradual process that started in the Middle Ages. Fred Dibnah’s Building of Britain e3: The Age of the Carpenter, BBC 2002
It’s a building technique known as jettying [hanging over], and it was developed in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. ibid.
Master Carpenters began to develop specialised jointing techniques ... Timber was the main construction material. ibid.
The Mortise and Tenon joint in one form or another is the main joint in a half-timbered building. ibid.
The timber frame was still the main method of construction. ibid.
Harvington Hall contains the finest series of priest holes to be found anywhere in the country. ibid.
I enjoyed carpentry, and it was very good to me for 12 years. Harrison Ford
Where is thy leather apron and thy rule?
What does thou with thy best apparel on? William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I i
See, here’s the workbox, little wife,
That I made of polished oak.
He was a joiner, of village life;
She came of borough folk ... Thomas Hardy, The Workbox