Frugal House Framing Glen Oaks NY

Carpenters in Glen Oaks love wood. The smell of fresh sawdust on a crisp fall morning, the slap and ring of hammers on boards, the sturdy feel of a new house frame—what's not to love?

Local Companies

Suburban Mills
16 Railroad St
Huntington Station, NY
New York Lumber Co Inc
(718) 774-8900
600 Utica Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Sunset Hardware
(718) 748-0960
8111 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Decorama Bldg & Plb Supply Inc
1233 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
The Home Depot
111 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY
Monster Woodshop
607 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Mitchell Simon Co Inc
(201) 568-2108
15 S Dean St
Englewood, NJ
(718) 783-3333
478 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY
516 794-6531
Garden City, NY
Atlantic Do it Best Hardware
165 Atlantic Ave
Freeport, NY
Data Provided by:

Provided By:

No End Date for this image

Carpenters love wood. The smell of fresh sawdust on a crisp fall morning, the slap and ring of hammers on boards, the sturdy feel of a new house frame—what's not to love?

So it's no surprise that when we set out to frame a home, sometimes we use a little more lumber than we really need. Sometimes we use a lot more. And sometimes, as building scientist Joe Lstiburek puts it, framers use wood like drunken sailors spending their paychecks on shore leave.

But wood isn't free, or even cheap. It has a cost in dollars, in forested acres logged, and in natural ecosystems disrupted. Over-framed walls also leak more energy—enough to show up on fuel bills, and to make a difference in comfort. And there's a labor cost: more sticks to handle, more cuts to make, and more nails to pound.

Other things being equal, economizing on framing lumber makes a lot of sense. For builders willing to learn, there are proven ways to cut back on unnecessary framing lumber use, without compromising structural strength—and while saving energy.


Around the country, a handful of leading builders are fine-tuning their building shells to save both lumber and energy. For companies such as New Town Builders of Denver and Veridian Homes of Madison, Wis., advanced framing is just one part of a larger concept.

No End Date for this image

ENOUGH ALREADY: If framing details aren't spelled out, framers may run amok, observes building scientist Joseph Lstiburek.

Click here to read full article from EcoHome Magazine

Related Articles
- Framing Gable and Shed Dormers Glen Oaks NY
Whenever adding any type of dormer, it's essential to determine the roof load and design the load path transfer to the existing floor joists or roof rafters. Then you can ensure adequate bearing points, or add framing and install beams to carry the loads through the walls down to the foundation. It wouldn't be a bad idea to consult a structural engineer for guidance, especially on larger dormers.
- Electric Chainsaws Glen Oaks NY
- Framing Square Glen Oaks NY
- Foolproof Layout Method Plans Glen Oaks NY
- Door Review Glen Oaks NY
- Drape Wall and Cloak Wall Glen Oaks NY
- Exterior Products Glen Oaks NY
- Framing a Pergola Glen Oaks NY
- Festool Circ Saw and Guide Rail System Glen Oaks NY