Plywood is a well known building material. It was once used extensively in new home construction as sheathing on the exterior of house walls, the roof deck and sub-flooring. Today oriented strand board (OSB) has replaced plywood in most of these places to lower construction costs. And now cross laminated timber or super plywood
Ipe wood is a popular green building material used for decking, furniture and flooring. Like mahogany, Ipe is typically a deep rich brown with some pieces displaying red and amber hues.
Our home is our castle, and while we might focus on decorating our houses, we can also expand our focus to build green, sustainable homes. But what does that really mean … and yes, it’s confusing. Knowing there are numerous organizations creating different green home standards, I decided to see what Wikipedia has to say … Read More
Green building means different things to different people. That’s true unless you are familiar with the LEED certification program launched by the US Green Building Council in February 2008. Most homeowners have read about green homes, green building or similar green concepts related to their homes. As we’ve become inundated with everything green, people have … Read More
Building a house is really complicated. It takes hundreds of different materials, more than 25 specialty contractors and most important, a builder or general contractor who coordinates everything and resolves any problems that arise. As a homeowner building a house, you work with your builder and make many decisions. Trish Holder is a very special … Read More