First Steps in Woodworking

Following a lengthy study-journey on wood-framing as a basis for hemp-lime construction I have recently begun looking into carpentry as a preparation for outfitting our future home with custom made furniture. At this point I am approaching woodworking with a practical outlook – we’re going to need kitchen cabinets to place our sink so that […]

Learning to Read Plans

I’ve been spending the last few weeks immersed in reading about wood-framing. I’m really enjoying the experience of feeling that it really is possible to self-build a home. It’s logical, straightforward and building with hemp simplifies it even more. I recently came across these sample PDF plans of an eco-house from Studs – a UK […]

Framing Windows

Framing (as I have recently learned) is a term that describes the wooden infrastructure of a house. I’ve started searching around – and this is the first simpleĀ  and useful post I found on framing – at least for someone like me who knows nothing about it. It’s not much – but a simple illustration, […]