Everything People Think They Know About Building With Wood Is Wrong

A recent story in the Guardian about tall wood structures attracted a bunch of reader comments that illustrate just how much misinformation about wood is floating around out there.

December 23, 2015
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And when we say "a bunch of reader comments," we mean three, long, scrolling pages worth. Lucky for us, we don't have to read them because architect and design blogger Lloyd Alter has done it for us, and uncovered "every misconception that there ever was about building with wood," as he puts it. From deforestation to CO2 to off-gassing from glue in plywood to fire resistance to maintenance and much more, Alter debunks one myth after another.

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