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kefob1

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1821 days ago

Hi All, I hopefully will have the chance to work with a company who specialise in green oak building. I am really excited about it and would like more information please about the various methods and tools used for this type of work. Any links etc would also be appreciated. Also anyone on here who does this type of work if you could send me some images or info that would be great!
regards
Keith


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 1737 days ago

I;ve heard of red oak and white oak and even black oak but green oak? Is this what started Greene and Greene using oak LOL!

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#2 posted 1736 days ago

Hey Keith
There are some articles in finehomebuilding

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dirtclod

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#3 posted 1735 days ago

Are you talking about timberframing using green oak timbers, or simply using green oak 2×4’s, etc.

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kefob1

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#4 posted 1734 days ago

In England when you say that you work with green oak it means you are a traditional timber framer and you use undried timbers for the construction of frames. The trade had died to a large extent but has re emerged as a popular but expensive way to build. Do a google search and see what you get! Mr Shymanski needs to get out of his house more!!!

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Mark Shymanski

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#5 posted 1730 days ago

kefob1, I posted the green oak comment in jest, I guess I missed the mark on the humour in mixing up the different woodworking terms.

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Waldschrat

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#6 posted 1728 days ago

You might want to contact or consult someone from Germany, where there are people who learn this still. I have some personal interest as well although it is not really my work area, I know a few people who have learned this type of construction and I actually have books about it, which are really great! They are unfortuanatly in German, So I do not know if they would do you any good… if you want I can send the ISBN and titles, maybe there are english versions.

hope to be helpfull!

Waldschrat

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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daz

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#7 posted 341 days ago

Thanks for the replies on this, they’ve been really helpful.

-- http://oakdesigns.org/acorn-range/

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woddywoodwood

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#8 posted 266 days ago

Agreed Daz, Oak Designs are pretty decent. Also stumbled upon Imperial Framing – fairly new set up in Sussex – only uses recently felled Oak (felled due to safety concerns). They have a pretty good page on their website about green oak useage.

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