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frame design for dummies

Although schooled as an engineer, I don't see myself ever producing a detailed frame design along with structural calculations and joinery…

Started by foot chester in Design

0 Feb 28, 2010

problems with California?

California is by far the most populous state in the country and yet the timber frame industry seems to have decided against doing business…

Started by foot chester in Design

4 Jan 9, 2013
Reply by Terry Turney

Why no Los Angeles area "shows", company sponsored events or other timber frame events?

If these shows can be produced in countless small / mid size cities, why couldn't they put on a show in Los Angeles ? For those of us who a…

Started by foot chester in Design

0 Sep 18, 2009

Open-Built concept?

re: the OpenBuilt concept as described on the Bensonwood Homes website (for info: http://www.bensonwood.com/innovation/openbuilt.cfm ) Que…

Started by foot chester in Design

1 Aug 17, 2009
Reply by Wes Loder

reject "open plan" design?

I can't be the only persons who finds open plan design to have very important flaws. The fact that no one can enter the home without being…

Started by foot chester in Design

5 Jul 17, 2009
Reply by Wes Loder

aged wood not need finish?

Looking at examples of homes built with 'reclaimed' materials, I notice that much of the old wood utilized in new construction appears to b…

Started by foot chester in Materials

3 Feb 23, 2011
Reply by Danielle Taylor

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