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Roundwood Timber Framing

Building Naturally Using Local Resources


Foreword by Lloyd Kahn

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.

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

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  • “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


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About 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.

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

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Hardcover, 172 pages, $39.95

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