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Want to add a new window or door to an exterior weight-bearing wall? . We'll explain how headers work and give you some tips on how to design the opening so it supports the weight of your house. . And, we'll show you the three main header styles materials: solid, laminated and engineered lumber, and wood I-Beam
Aug 14, 2015 . Original Tudor revival houses were half-timbered construction, which meant load bearing wood beams provided the structure and foundation of the house and the walls were filled with stone, plaster, brick or other materials. The wood frame was visible as part of both the interior and exterior of the building
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exterior sidings. Details for this method of framing are pro- vided in Plank and Beam Framing for Residential Buildings. - Wood Construction Data No. 4, published by the Ameri- can Forest & Paper Association (Appendix, Item 5). TRUSS-FRAMED CONSTRUCTION. The strength and resilience of wood construction is
This type of "wattle and daub" construction had been popular for centuries but typically the exposed exterior structure was covered. As more .. But timber frame houses are being build again by people concerned with healthy living and sustainable, low impact architecture. . The massive beam is one of the load bearers
Engineered lumber is typically a composite of both lumber byproducts and engineered woods applied together for various uses. They can be used for floor joists in stead of solid dimensional lumber, and they aren't as impacted by the size and growth of trees. This composite lumber comes in forms of beams, and sometimes..
Built for a family seeking a greater connection with the property around them, this contemporary residence provides plenty of views in a modern, luxurious package. Located in Austin, Texas, the spacious two-story home was built by the well-known local firm Cornerstone Architects. Its exterior consists mostly of a sandy..
Probably the most noticeable feature shared by these homes is the half-timbering design that decorates the exteriors, as you can see in the photo below. Tudor Revival home exterior remodeled with faux wood planking. These wooden half-timbers that distinguish Tudor-style homes bestow a rustic, romantic look, and add a..
Exterior design products that will help you upgrade the look of your home or business. Maintenance-free faux wood planks, corbels, rafter tails and more
Jul 21, 2017 . Wood has always had a certain rustic charm that is hard to resist. Its warm and welcoming aesthetics is being enjoyed beyond country homes. Modern and urban decors are now seeking creative ways of incorporating the wood look into contemporary spaces. One way this is being done is through faux..
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A lack of regular maintenance guarantees deterioration over time. Eichlers are impacted mostly in outside atriums and carports, while Streng homes are hit in their overhangs. Decades of exposure wear away paint, leaving beams open to cracking, dry rot, and termites. "Those beams get beat up, getting exposed to the sun,..
Jan 31, 2016 . Construction trends are ever changing, but one that is here to stay for a while is the wood beam trend. Wooden beams or timbers add a natural element to any home. No matter the use as interior or exterior architectural features, these beams are certainly eye candy with plenty of charm and character to..
In post-and-beam framing, structural columns support horizontal members. . Balloon and platform framings are not simple adaptations of post-and-beam framing but are actually unique forms of wood construction. .. Cold-formed steel framing is currently used in exterior walls and interior walls in new housing starts
The handsome composition of this Minneapolis house initially appears elementary. However, the balanced asymmetrical exterior view achieves its complex harmony through highly contrasting materials, careful and thoughtful proportions, and a restrained landscape. Notice how the beauty of the stained wood siding acts as..
Apr 16, 2017 . Removing a load bearing wall and replacing it with a beam is significantly different from removing interior non load bearing walls. . non load bearing wall, other factors come into play--how to dispose of the debris, how to fix the ceiling and floor, where to route vital services--but your house will not fall down
Feb 17, 2011 . Viga tails: The flat roofs of southwestern homes were held up with immense logs or wooden beams, the ends of which would stick out of the exterior walls giving the homes that iconic look. Although modern house building techniques don't rely on wooden beams any more, you can recapture that style with..
Timber frame homes need timber frame finishes that preserve, nourish and allow the wood to breath. There are plenty of options out there. . The outside of your timber frame home requires protection that goes beyond the penetrating oil finish you've chosen for your interior surfaces. You need to protect the wood from the..