The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood


Friday, March 11, 2011

Great Designs in Wood (4) - The Korean Golf Club House

Wow! Go here to see great glulam beams in Korea.  Glulam beams are produced by steaming, bending, gluing lumber together into the size and shape necessary for the project.  Been done for decades in churches, but architects are getting more imaginative these days. When you see projects done like this, it's easier to imagine futuristic cities in wood, rather than the steel and concrete we've grown used to in sci-fi movies...

We have a great glulam company here in Pennsylvania...RigidPly Rafters in Richland. So if you have a dream, (and a few bucks), you can make it happen!

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