Wood Products &
Traditional Crafts (7)
||Wood has always been an
important building material for houses. Few houses in Britain today are built entirely of
wood, as is the log cabin (left). However, wood still provides much of the hidden structural material of
houses, from rafters, to floor boards and stairs.
as this are often standard buildings in places where timber is a readily available local
commodity. This tends to be where there are large tracts of native coniferous forests,
such as in Scandinavia and parts of North America.
||The Woodland Education
Centre's log cabin (left) was built using the American Full Scribe Technique, from conifers thinned
from the area visible behind the cabin.
For more information
and a picture gallery showing the cabin's construction, click here
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