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Wes Loder
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  • Kutztown, PA
  • United States
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Amelia left a comment for Wes Loder
"Hello dear,I'm Amelia by name,I have something very important to discuss with you,please kindly email be back(amelia_herbert23@yahoo.com)I will be waiting to hear from you soon.Thanks"
Oct 11, 2012
Wes Loder commented on Tim Schreiner's blog post The Timber-Frame Shrine to Incompleteness
"No solar panels, no clothes lines, no compost bins! Do you have to park your vehicle inside the garage all the time too? Sounds like you are owned by the Koch brothers. I'd get out of there fast. Your development is run by idiots. Tell the…"
Jun 15, 2011
Wes Loder replied to Community Host's discussion How do you design a floor plan?
"If you are interested in timber framing, then almost any so-called "stock plan" will not give you either the aesthetics or the practicality that a timber frame can provide. Timber frame builders do offer plans and these would be…"
Jul 3, 2010
Wes Loder replied to Community Host's discussion What Made You Choose a Timber Frame?
"In 2002, we had an opportunity to purchase land adjacent to our family's farm that provided unrestricted south exposure. We decided that this place offered an ideal site for a retirement home small enough for two people. We visited an expo on…"
May 31, 2010
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May 31, 2010
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May 31, 2010
Pucon in Chile commented on Wes Loder's photo


"Dear Builder, We are located in Chile in the best town resort of the country call Pucon, is a summer beach spot as winter ski main area. We own large extensions of land and we are preparing for building homes, here we have great sourse of timber,…"
Apr 6, 2010
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Feb 8, 2010
Wes Loder commented on Michael Reeves's blog post Suggestions for a good Timber Home Construction Book
"Beautiful place. Tedd's book is one of the best there is, covering techniques and philosophy with good illustrations. WES"
Dec 22, 2009
Wes Loder replied to Abby Mills's discussion What defines a timber home?
"If you are "Shopping" for a timber frame house, look for exposed solid wood posts and beams. They are almost always exposed in order to add their beauty to the interior. They need to be pegged together with wood dowels. While a…"
Nov 24, 2009
Wes Loder replied to Jake Lappan's discussion Ask the designer
"I reworked the data from our place and it came out to approximately $134 US per square foot. Please note that does not count the endless hours we have personally put in. Add those and the cost would have been higher. WES LODER"
Sep 17, 2009
Wes Loder replied to Jake Lappan's discussion Ask the designer
"One factor which I am sure you have considered is the species of wood that you would use. Each type has its own special characteristics, strengths and drawbacks, but species do vary in cost. Here in Pennsylvania, Douglas Fir is more expensive than…"
Sep 9, 2009
Wes Loder replied to foot chester's discussion Open-Built concept?
"Perhaps the sound isolation that a raised floor grants might be a consideration for some, but ductwork-based heating-cooling systems are bad ideas by their very nature. The idea of heating and/or cooling air somewhere else and pushing it to where…"
Aug 17, 2009
Wes Loder replied to Ron Mulligan's discussion Infill panels
"Ron: I posted four pictures of our house in the photos section this week. You can see a lot more on my personal blog: Enjoy, and would love to hear comments. WES"
Aug 14, 2009
Wes Loder commented on Wes Loder's album

PA Passive Solar home August 2009

"More pictures available on my personal blog. Check <<a href="http://wesloder.blogspot.com">http://wesloder.blogspot.com>;. These include pictures from the construction."
Aug 12, 2009
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Aug 12, 2009

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Are you lucky enough to be living in a timber frame home? (Y/N)
Yes. Designed by my wife and I and built bu Aaron K. King, Leola, PA

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At 4:25pm on October 11, 2012, Amelia said…

Hello dear,I'm Amelia by name,I have something very important to discuss with you,please kindly email be back(
amelia_herbert23@yahoo.com)I will be waiting to hear from you soon.Thanks


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