Frugal House Framing Queens Village NY

Carpenters in Queens Village 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

Closure Systems, Inc.- Hackensack
277 Lodi Street Hackensack, NJ, 07601
Hackensack, NJ
718 249-1151
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 747-5000
20-11 Francis Lewis Blvd
Whitestone, NY
Kings Material Company Inc.
3707 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Kings Plz
(718) 677-2100
5200 Kings Plz
Brooklyn, NY
Monster Woodshop
607 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Fastenal- Yonkers
200 Saw Mill River Rd Yonkers, NY, 10701
Yonkers, NY
Ace Hardware of Rockville Centre
(516) 568-2301
315 Sunrise Hwy, between Morris and N.Park
Rockville Centre, NY
A-Z Apartment Building Supply
829 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY
The Home Depot
73-01 25th Avenue
East Elmhurst, 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.


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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