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Low Cost Green Lumber Construction Paperback – June, 1981


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  • Paperback: 161 pages
  • Publisher: Garden Way Pub Co; Edition unstated edition (June 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0882662503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882662503
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,578,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By James Yount on March 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
In this 1981 book, author Leigh Seddon makes the case for "building green", that is to buy or "home-mill", then build, with lumber that has not been seasoned (dried). The illustrations by Bob Vogel, along with good photos, makes it a useful "how-to" book for anyone contemplating new construction where "building green" is an alternative.
Seddon tells how to obtain green lumber, including felling and milling oneself with a "chaine-saw" mill. He tells how to contruct and use a home-made solar drying kiln or to stack wood in the open for slower drying. He discusses the pitfalls and problems of green-wood construction including a nice introduction to construction methods including post and beam, balloon, and platform frame.
Perhaps of greatest value to the novice builder are Seddon's presentations of several examples of people who have built with some or all green wood, together with pictures and illustrations of these construction projects. His own building of a "Green Wood Barn," that takes a chapter to tell, is pretty-much a step-by-step guide.
Since the book was published in 1981 prices have increased substantially which (unfortunately) lessens the worth of the detailed cost comparisons.
Because of the excellent illustrations and easy-to-follow explainations the book is well worth owning even if you have no intentions of ever "building green".
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Pittman on August 10, 2014
Format: Paperback
i am happy with this book . Good Quality
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