What do we gain by looking beyond other workers' color, race, or gender?
This a short history of how we moved building materials for many years on the job site years ago.
Shims are unecessary by employing these simple tips while setting trimmers.
One exciting aspect about carpentry is that there is always more to learn.
Are we able to do our carpentry work well without really being present? Carpentry, in my opinion, is Meditation.
This is the last in a series of posts that will be published soon as a book titled "One Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses." Check it out on www.amazon.com.
A timely blog on the hazards of using toxic chemicals in our work places and job sites.
This is an excerpt from a book that will be published this fall: "One Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses."
Habitat builds for people, not for profit.
Taking a beginning look at how ethics fits into carpentry.
These blogs around houses are excepts from a book that Taunton Press will publish this fall. Hope you read the book and let me know what you think of it. I do appreciate feedback. Thanks, Larry Haun
Is there anything good we can say about the LEED program?
Sometimes we get it right and build like nature does. The Quonset hut is a good example of this.
Manufactured houses can be delivered by a truck, arrive on it's own wheels, or set by a crane.
Is building with the dirt we stand on not a green thing to do?
Before World War II, pre-cut houses were inexpensive and commonly built throughout our country.
The dugout may have been the best type of housing for western prairie dwellers living in sub-zero temperatures and howling winds.
Veteran carpenter Larry Haun continues his popular autobiographical series touching on the history -- and the possible future -- of houses in America, and the way we live in them.
Straw bale house construction is undergoing a revival in our country. There seem to be many reasons for this. First, the basic building material, dry straw left over from harvesting grains like wheat, rye, and rice is easily obtained at a reasonable cost from local sources in our farming states. Much of the work needed to build with straw bales can be done by semi-skilled workers. Community minded people, friends and neighbors, can come together for a “bale-raising” party.
“We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills and winding streams with tangled growth as wild. Only to the white man was nature a wilderness, and only to him was the...
What do carpenters talk about on the job site? You might be surprised. The stereotype image of a beer-guzzling, red neck, big-wheel pickup driving guy talking about cars, women, and sports is just...
This is a continuation of my first blog on piece workers who changed the way all of us build. When I first started writing for Fine Homebuilding magazine in 1988, I told them that I was not a...
A Short History of carpentry in the latter 20th century