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  • Timber for building: turning trees into houses

    Author: Andy Reynolds | ISBN: 978-0-9566751-8-7

    From growing trees, through felling them, to selecting the right wood for the tasks you have in mind, Andy Reynolds brings a lifetime of experience in forestry, carpentry and innovative thinking to timber for building. He explains how to efficiently convert low value local round wood to high value sawn material and get the best out of your equipment, before outlining different drying methods and taking you on to preparing the timber for your particular project. Extensively illustrated with the author’s own photographs, timber for building provides a unique resource. Here’s the author giving a video run-through of the book. 180 pages, £11.95. Buy from our partner, the Centre for Alternative Technology.

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