Hippisley-Cox, Charles (2014) Oak trees, carpentry traditions and timber conversion. Green Building, 24 (3). pp. 40-44. ISSN 1755-2400
There is a potential inter-relationship between the two main species of oak and the carpentry traditions of timber-frame buildings within the British Isles. It is suggested that natural distributions pre-date the development of carpentry traditions and that subsequent woodland management and the ability to convert timber using water power might have perpetuated the distribution until relatively recent times. In addition a suggestion is made that there may also be a link between cruck frames and the technology to produce appropriate sash-mounted saws and the ability to harness waterpower.▼ Jump to Download Statistics
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||oak, trees, timber, conversion, traditional buildings, timber frames, cruck frames, medieval buildings, acorns, quercus, watermills, saws, water power, sustainability, technology, conservation, woodland management,|
|Subjects:||N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
T Technology > TH Building construction
|Schools:||School of Art, Design and Architecture|
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|Depositing User:||Charles Hippisley-Cox|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jan 2015 15:56|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 00:37|
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