Ramblings, a Blog of Sorts

Timber Framing Stories, Thoughts & Ramblings

Green Can be a Bargain

In my first house - which I built in 1971 and 1972 - I layed hardwood floors which I coated with a hard finish. The floors looked beautiful, but as time marched on the cumulative effects of living - dogs running and playing, re-arranging furniture, neglecting to wipe...

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Green

Waste For the first decade or so of my adult life I drove well used VW Bugs; they were affordable and easily repaired. With one of them I needed to fix the hand brake. The part needed was a release button which screwed into the brake handle. The parts man at the VW...

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Greenwashing

If you'€™re somewhere in the process of building a home - thinking about it, getting ready to hire a builder, digging a hole, or already planning your move-in date €- chances are you've heard a lot about "green building." The glut of information on the subject has...

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Green

If you have perused our website you may well have noticed the absence of banners or headings touting our greenness or our subscription or alliance with LEED. This omission has been deliberate. We have resisted festooning our website, brochures and stationary with...

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Introduction

As I age I find that lifetime guarantees become less important and that other people become more kindly disposed towards, and are less inclined to take offense at, comments I make. Maybe there's some special dispensation that's granted to those of us on the leading...

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