An account on laminated log

Are you planning to build your own log room and enjoy the beauty of nature? Well, you can use laminated logs and stand out among the crowd by not using the normal milled logs. A house made of logs looks fantastic and are absolutely environmental friendly. You are contributing to sustainable development and wood harvesting by building a log cabin with laminated logs.

 

Laminated logs have a lot of advantages over milled ones, apart from being beautiful. These logs have an upper hand over milled logs in terms of flexibility and durability. You can twist, settle or warp the logs as they are stronger and the structure is more stable. It is very easy to nail or drill them. You can give different designs and cut the logs pretty easily. Customized logs are also available which come with predesigned cuts for the log room or log cabin. Laminated logs do not get destroyed by moisture, shrinkage and insects due to the kiln dry.

 

Wood siding vs. Cement siding

If you are planning to make a good home of your own, then selecting a suitable siding for your home is a tough job. While you select a siding for your house you will have many options to select from. Among these sidings you will have the option of wood and cement sidings. You like others will also get confused when it comes to selecting among the two.

When it comes before selecting among these then the cement siding is a clear winner. The wood sidings give a royal look to your home but it also has its disadvantages. The first being that it is costly when compared with the cement sidings. The wooden sidings require high maintained when compared with the cement sidings. Wooden sidings also get damaged easily and are required to be painted regularly. So selecting the cement siding for your home will be a clever thing to do.

 

 

All About Green Construction Material

These days there is a lot of stress on using green eco friendly construction materials for building anything from a house to a small structure. This is due to the raised awareness about the environment and he adverse effects that human construction activities have on Mother Nature. The best part is that even when using green materials to build instead of traditional materials, one need not compromise on the safety and construction quality of the building.

The first best material to use for building is bamboo. Our ancestors for years have put this wonderful material to use very effectively and its time we follow suit too. It can be used for fencing, decking and in all other areas where we use plywood or synthetic wood. The second choice can be natural stone. Stone houses are very common in the countryside and they look very attractive too. Building a log home can be another great home building idea.

Learn to build a backyard fort for your kid

With the invention of new gadgets like Play station 3, X Box 360, PSP and other video games, children spends most of the time indoors. Somehow they are more inclined on playing these games or even chatting with their friends over cell phones, which is a gadget most of the kids have now. To encourage them to play outside one can build a backyard ford for them which would attract them to play outside with their friends. Kids might call it by different names such as a clubhouse or secret hideaway place.

Parents can enough the kids to build a backyard ford where they can play and does stuff together wither their pals. Cardboard can be used for making the walls of the fort which can be cut into size with the help of a parent. Don’t forget to cut the door and the window and also small part at the bottom. Use a generous amount of duct tape to pull everything together.

Learn to build a backyard fort for your kid

With the invention of new gadgets like Play station 3, X Box 360, PSP and other video games, children spends most of the time indoors. Somehow they are more inclined on playing these games or even chatting with their friends over cell phones, which is a gadget most of the kids have now. To encourage them to play outside one can build a backyard ford for them which would attract them to play outside with their friends. Kids might call it by different names such as a clubhouse or secret hideaway place.

Parents can enough the kids to build a backyard ford where they can play and does stuff together wither their pals. Cardboard can be used for making the walls of the fort which can be cut into size with the help of a parent. Don’t forget to cut the door and the window and also small part at the bottom. Use a generous amount of duct tape to pull everything together.

How to frame a hip roof

Are you confused about the structure of the roof of your house? Hip roof would be the best choice where the load of the roof is distributed throughout the structure of the house unlike the gable roof. The roof is generally shaped like that of a pyramid in a hip roof.  The basic materials required are rafter studs, plumb post, penny nails, circular saw, bevel square, nail gun, plywood sheath and rafter horses. Hip rafters and ridge board are essential to frame a hip roof.

At first you need to measure the length of the ridge board and nail two common rafters on both the sides. Then you need to install the hip rafters to the initial common intersect from outside corners. Jack rafters are then to be installed after you are done with the hip rafters. The basic framework of a hip roof is almost done after this step.