Frugal House Framing Frederick MD

Carpenters in Frederick 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?

The Home Depot
(301)620-0571
5517 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(301)644-2840
51 McCain Drive
Frederick, MD
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(703)737-0255
280 Fort Evans Rd
Leesburg, VA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(301)515-7944
21010 Frederick Rd
Germantown, MD
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

LOWE'S OF FREDERICK, MD.
301 668-3350
5611 BUCKEYSTOWN PIKE FREDERICK, MD, 21704
Frederick, MD
 
Hardwoods, Inc.
(301) 668-9663
2 Wormans Mill Court
Frederick, MD

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WILHIDES SAWMILL
(410) 756-2871
6510 Keysville Rd
Keymar, MD

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Woodcraft - Leesburg, VA
(703) 737-7880
512 E. Market
Leesburg, VA

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Lowe's
(301) 668-3350
5611 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Frederick
301-846-4944
6822 English Muffin Way Frederick, MD, 21703
Frederick, MD
 
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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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