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Green Timber Frames Are Built From Unwanted Wood

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Image Credit Lloyd Alter Every year I cover the Cottage Life Show in Toronto, and every year there are yet more timber frame companies on display; you have to wonder if there are going to be any trees left to square. I often argue with a friend who builds these, suggesting that conventional building is greener, because it uses smaller pieces of wood more efficiently; Brad insists that timberframe is greener, because the wood lasts forever and can be reused. Arborist Greg Hill of Maple Hill Tree Services resolves the problem nicely; he builds timber frames from salvaged wood. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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