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Study Hall: Talkin’ Timber Framing

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What’s the average R value of the walls they put in? What are the two types of wood they most commonly use? What are some different tools used for timber frames. ANSWERS: R 30 Eastern white pine and douglas fir. Bigger saws, a chained mortiser and huge chisels. HOMEWORK REVIEW! Check out...

Building Homes that Last Centuries

Big exposed wooden beams! Nothing gets your mind churning like walking into a home and seeing them in the walls and ceilings, and we’ve all driven by and been in awe of an antique barn and wondered how it could have survived all these years.  Well, a lot of it has to do with how...

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