Pages:172 pages
Book Art:Full-color photos throughout
Size: 9 x 10.25 inch
Publisher:Permanent Publications
Pub. Date: November 11, 2010
ISBN: 9781856230414

Roundwood Timber Framing

Building Naturally Using Local Resources

Foreword by Lloyd Kahn

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Available:  November 11, 2010

Hardcover

$39.95

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This definitive manual marks the birth of a new vernacular for the 21st century. Over 400 color photographs and step-by-step instructions guide you through the building of anything from a garden shed to your own woodland house. This practical how to book will unquestionably be a benchmark for sustainable building using renewable local resources and evolving traditional skills to create durable, ecological, and beautiful buildings.

Reviews and Praise

  • “Ben’s beautiful book shows that intelligently sourced wood is ultimately the best building material we have.”--Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall

More Reviews and Praise

  • “The sheer visual, sensual, even animal, pleasure in wood, from seedling to final giant ridge pole, comes through in every page”--Tony Wrench

  • “The intelligence of Nature’s forests speak through Ben Law ... a beautiful manual”--Rachel Shiamh


Pages:172 pages
Book Art:Full-color photos throughout
Size: inch
Publisher:Permanent Publications
Pub. Date: November 11, 2010

$39.95

Available on backorder

Roundwood Timber Framing

Building Naturally Using Local Resources

By Ben Law

Availability: Not in stock

Available Date:  November 11, 2010

Hardcover

This definitive manual marks the birth of a new vernacular for the 21st century. Over 400 color photographs and step-by-step instructions guide you through the building of anything from a garden shed to your own woodland house. This practical how to book will unquestionably be a benchmark for sustainable building using renewable local resources and evolving traditional skills to create durable, ecological, and beautiful buildings.

Ben Law

Ben Law trains apprentices and runs courses on sustainable woodland management, roundwood timber framing, coppice crafts, and permaculture design. He was a founding member of the Forest Stewardship Council. He also has worked for Oxfam as a permaculture consultant. He is the author of The Woodland Way: A Permaculture Approach to Sustainable Woodland Management and The Woodland House. He lives in West Sussex, UK. Law’s woodland house has been featured on The World’s Greenest Homes, a series of the Discovery Channel’s Planet Green.  Ben’s latest book is Roundwood Timber Framing, a full colour guide to his building techniques. His website is www.ben-law.co.uk.

By Ben Law