Timber framing and "post-and-beam" construction are traditional methods of building with heavy timbers, creating structures using squared-off and carefully fitted and joined timbers with joints secured by large wooden pegs....is commonplace in wooden buildings through the 19th century.
Compare to a teacher who only makes $40,000/yr in New Mexico
What Timber Framers Love About Their Trade
New challenges every day.
Using big cool tools.
It's a great lifestyle.
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Are able to work up within their small teams.
You must be good at marketing yourself.
This trade does not easily transition into others.