Carpentry / Guides

Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
LEED Homes

Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

...carpentry program coordinator of NFSB in Ormstown , QC, Alice Loney wants to make sure her students will be ready to meet the demands of a changing market that is increasingly looking for healthier and more sustainable housing options. Ormstown is on the edge of the Eastern Townships, and as you drive in, you notice ...

The Hemloft, Joel Allen's secret treehouse near Whistler, BC
Tiny house

This Cool treehouse near Whistler, BC became a global sensation because it used recycled materials off Craigslist!

...carpentry. However, I was armed with a couple of the most powerful tools a carpenter can have: blind naiveté and supreme determination." Says Allen. While a random hiker likely wouldn't think to report it, being on Crown land means there is always a threat of discovery by the wrong people, and losing the Hemloft. Afr...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...carpentry skills. This is very much a Tiny House for permanent siting, rather than a Tiny Home on Wheels for Sale From their old indiegogo site : "With a cool factor set at maximum, this groundbreaking tiny house is flat-packed in a box that's ready for shipment anywhere on the planet and is easily assembled by o...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

Adhesives and sealants: Modern homes have a lot more caulking and adhesives than older homes. Adhesives are liberally applied to many surfaces for ease and speed of job completion, as well as to prevent squeaking between flooring and joists, for example. Functionally speaking, caulking is used to prevent moisture ...