Frugal House Framing Oneonta NY

Carpenters in Oneonta 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

Fastenal- Oneonta
607-431-9050
7352 State Hwy #23, Suite #3 Oneonta, NY, 13820
Oneonta, NY
Haggerty Ace Hardware
(607) 510-4150
36 West St
Walton, NY
Haggerty Hardware of Delhi
(607) 746-8810
1 Main St Ste 7, Price Chopper Plaza
Delhi, NY
Munson True Value
(607) 432-8756
5662 State Hwy 7
Oneonta, NY
Oneonta - Auth Hometown
(607) 432-3100
61 S Main St
Oneonta, NY
Wightman Specialty Woods
(607)286-9201
146 County Road 35A
Portlandville, NY
Lowe's of Oneonta
607-433-4000
5283 State Highway 23 Oneonta, NY, 13820
Oneonta, NY
Haggerty Hardware Inc
(607) 547-2166
5390 State Highway 28
Cooperstown, NY
A C Hoyt Hardware Inc
(607) 965-8421
3 East St
Edmeston, NY
Lowe's
(607) 433-4000
5283 State Highway 23
Oneonta, 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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