Wood

 
Wood frame construction
Solid wood and various wood-based products are used for framing, insulating and finishing. Here is a brief rundown on the different products you have to choose from, and their proper applications. Text adapted by Natalie Pavey Framing lumber Framing lumber, also known as...
Interior sheathing wood frame construction
3/4 inch OSB sheathing on the interior can be an excellent air barrier and a great vapour barrier as well. We are currently in an evolutionary period of home construction. The old standby wall recipe of 2x6s, glass fiber insulation and polyethylene saw us through the last few decades...
Timber frame construction
Undeniably the most ecological framing material, wood is both a renewable resource and one that serves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when used in place of other materials. Text adapted by Natalie Pavey The environmental advantages of wood frame construction: As the only...
Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Felled trees in residential areas have most often been either burned as waste, or taken to landfills. With the help of portable mills and tree salvage companies, better use is being made of this valuable resource. It's always a bit sad to watch an old and seemingly healthy tree come...
Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
The sight of a tree falling can easily trigger something even in the most unlikely environmentalist. Ignoring that visual, wood can be a much greener material choice than many others if you put some thought into selection. Finding sustainable wood: We live in a country with over...