wood used for building houses

Interior Design; 15 Ways to Use Salvaged Wood in Your Home These days everyone tries hard to subscribe to the 3R’s— Reduce Reuse Recycle. Home design is all over that trend and has its own ... 【Get Price】

From the main kinds of wood let's now look at manufactured wood. Timber is one such product. Timber or sometimes called lumber may either come from hardwood or softwood. It's usually the material used for beams planks and columns. As an example the house shown above features timber posts or columns for its front porch. 【Get Price】

American historic carpentry is the historic methods with which wooden buildings were built in what is now the United States since European settlement. A number of methods were used to form the wooden walls and the types of structural carpentry are often defined by the wall floor and roof construction such as log timber framed balloon framed or stacked plank. 【Get Price】

There are a few species of wood that are good for building homes depending on where you live. Oak which is rare in certain areas of the lower 48 the hardy Western Red cedar pine and spruce are all wood species that will build a sturdy home. A stud wood type that is favored is the Douglas Fir known for its structural strength. 【Get Price】

In the early 1900s typical American homes still had fewer than 1000 square feet but began to reflect changes in the industry. Construction varied depending on affordability with choices of basic or upgraded homes. Builders began using concrete spread footings or reinforced cement foundations for building strength. 【Get Price】

Wood has been used as a building material for thousands of years being second only to stone in terms of its rich and storied history in the world of construction. The chemical properties of wood are inherently complex but even in spite of this challenge human beings have successfully harnessed the unique characteristics of wood to build a seemingly unlimited variety of structures. 【Get Price】

Building Materials - A Closer Look at Different Types of Wood When considering lumber or wood for various woodcraft projects or construction there is a wide variety from which to choose. The type of wood you use will depend on the project. 【Get Price】