Frugal House Framing Kingston NY

Carpenters in Kingston 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

Williams Lumber Co.
(845) 876-7011
6760 Rte 9
Rhinebeck, NY
Williams Lumber Inc
(845) 698-1004
4246 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY
Fastenal- Kingston
845-340-1602
101 Smith Avenue Kingston, NY, 12401
Kingston, NY
Phoenicia Supply
845-688-5786
52 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY
Hudson Valley Mall
(845) 382-7255
1300 Ulster Ave Ste 360
Kingston, NY
Williams Lumber Co
(518) 589-5200
34 Bloomer Rd
Tannersville, NY
Williams Lumber Inc
(845) 266-3435
1900 Salt Point Turn Pike
Salt Point, NY
Lowe's
(845) 834-5000
650 Route 299
Highland, NY
LOWE'S OF ULSTER, N. Y.
845 382-6000
901 FRANK SOTTILE BLVD. KINGSTON, NY, 12401
Kingston, NY
The Home Depot
(845)485-0420
3470 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY

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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.

BUILDER EVOLUTION

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.

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

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