i plan to build a small house ( 30fx30ft ),
only in wood
and only use the US carpentry way-of-making.
but my only source for informations is the TV show " extreme makeover
home edition" ( and this really make me and my friends ask us a lots of
i want to build simple, efficent and fast.
i have some questions :
when you have a wall in 2 parts how are they joint together ?
are the outside of a wall in plywood or osb or something else, do you
use a special kind of osb ?
i plan to use chesnut on the outside of the wall, what thickness is good
for shingles ?
are all the parts of the "frame" of the walls jointed by metallic plate ?
how are the angle of the walls made ? you join 2 wall at 90ฐ ? you nails
the walls on a big wood ?
Are you nailing everything or you use screw sometimes ?
what kind of nails do you use ? ( i'm not using so much nails in carpentry )
How are the wall of the 2nd floor fixed to the top of the first floor ?
where can i find a document with the rules of US construction ( like,
the minimal sixe of wood for a wood , the fixtures ... )
and the last for fun : you never use wood for firing your bbq ?
i have many more questions, but it would be long ....