A "hybrid" timber frame is one that uses two or more major systems, or means of providing structural support for the building.
Yes, it's possible to harvest trees from your own property to build a timber-frame structure. But here are a few things to consider before you decide to go ahead.
Discount pricing on all Morton buildings now through February.
Using portable sawmill and basic timber frame techniques to build a utility shed.
Share your thoughts about natural building methods including straw bale building, cordwood construction, earth building and more.
Recommendations for building a wooden bed frame and how to customize the plans.
Suggestions for getting the most use of your cold frame all year long.
Three New Colors Provide More Options for Consumers
An introduction to a series exploring the world of beekeeping
Company launches dynamic, new CSR communications portal to provide real-time content and discussion around social and environmental efforts.
Round two of three international conferences to determine new emissions standards for the next Kyoto Protocol meets this week and next week in Poznan, Poland.
I know how popular and much hyped season-extending materials are in the world of organic gardening, but is it a necessity to eat fresh lettuce year round?
Whether you have a small grove of trees or acres of woods, this manual will guide you through the right methods to care for and sustain your land.
Make the best use of your cold frame by having lids designed to be easily adjusted or removed.
Taste spring sooner-- build yourself a cold frame!
Everywhere is full of micro-climates. Discover the places in your garden where the soil warms first, or last, by watching the snow melt and taking pictures.
Straw bale and timber frames are highly compatible, beautiful, and the efficiency and longevity of using these natural building techniques is superior in a cold climate setting.
When getting a top bar hive ready for winter, you need to know how much honey there is...and measureing these frames is different than measuring rectangular frames.
Using cold frames for fall salad greens can extend your season of fresh eating.
Turning liabilities into assests.
Ira takes us on a winter garden tour of the experimental gardens at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. She describes the various experimental cold frames for winter gardening and winter starts. Includes a winter recipe for Sweet Potato Leek Soup.
Review of The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast, a new book written by Ira Wallace.
Progress in the straw bale and wooden cold frames, delicious Kim Chee recipes for winter harvested Chinese cabbage and winter radishes, and an update from the Lawns 2 Lettuce 4 Lunch program in Arlington, VA.
Breaking down the last week of homesteading we've done over at WaldenEffect.org, and the Top Bar project we started as well as talk on Brix, biodynamics, and Plant Secondary Metabolites. Also have details on an external frame backpack modification.