Timber Framing vs. 2×4 Stud Construction: The Wood Matters
May 26, 2012 § 1 Comment
This was an interesting article in our local paper last weekend – http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/05/vanport_international_cuts_for.html
Though not terribly in-depth (few newspapers strive for that anymore), it is an interesting discussion on 2×4 stud construction versus post-and-beam timber framing, and how a few sawmills here in the Northwest have adapted their cutting for the latter. We can certainly debate whether our natural resources should be shipped elsewhere instead of being used here at home, but my community didn’t just get wiped out by a tsunami, either. In this case I’m proud that some of our incredible Douglas-fir timber can help rebuild homes in Japan.