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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

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Great Designs in Wood (23) - The Pallet House for Refugees

Well, some of you architects might take exception to my classifying this as a great design in wood...but hey, if you're fleeing into another country, or just plain down on your luck, I think this idea is great for a temporary respite, at least. And if you think about it, the concept isn't really too far removed from how the United States were settled...

 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very cool. Need one in my backyard for my mancave.