December 21, 2017

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The 6th edition of the Full Circle has a suite of articles focused on timber structures, as well as the usual yard visits and news pages.

We start with a fascinating article by Geoff Freeman discussing the regeneration of timber as a structural material. Although a huge subject it is a comfortable and gently educating read.

Gail Halvorsen a relatively new associate member of ASHS, talks about a recent project using whole tree Architecture for a nursery in Midlothian, highlighting a potential market in grading and assessing roundwoods in Scotland.

Working from an old barn in Glenisla in Angus, Justin Rose produces fantastic Post and beam framed structures offering an insight into this ancient craft which has enjoyed a revival over the last thirty or so years.

Robert Lawrence also a new associate member, shares his experience and views on total life carbon zero building, developed during the construction of his Douglas Fir clad timber frame house in Johnshaven, near Montrose.

Our regular yard visit spotlights Cromartie Timber, now a family concern with sons Wayne and Jordan coming home to help Nick expand and a develop a much needed sawmill by Achterneed in Stathpeffer.

Rob Elliot, a seasoned pro in furniture making, gives an entertaining account of his journey to becoming a furniture maker.

In contrast Aaron Sterrit is just beginning his journey finding his path starts in the woods where he selects oak logs to cleave green before turning it into a practical and beautiful piece of furniture.

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