Designs for Low-cost Wood Homes

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1969 - Building, Wooden - 28 pages
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Page 2 - ... performance. It can be constructed on sloping sites without costly grading and masonry work. Most of the materials used can be obtained at local lumber yards or small local mills. The panel siding exterior and trim are finished with long-lasting stains which can be obtained in many contrasting colors. The wide overhangs at the cornice and gable ends provide a good appearance as well as excellent protection for the side walls. Insulation in the walls, floors, and ceiling reduce heating costs as...
Page 13 - This rural home of wood was designed by researchers of the Forest Service, US Department of Agriculture. It is one of a series of plans for low-cost...
Page 1 - ... has 864 square feet, consisting of three bedrooms, a bath, and a living-dining-kitchen area The second floor contains about 540 square feet and consists of two large dormitory-type bedrooms. Each is divided by a wardrobe-type closet which, in effect, contains space for two single beds on each side. The plan was developed by the Forest Products Laboratory of Madison. Wis.. and is one of a series of low-cost houses of wood being designed by the Forest Service. US Department of Agriculture.
Page 6 - This crawl space house has a treated wood post foundation which reduces the cost of the house without reducing its performance. This type of house can be constructed on a sloping lot, eliminating costly grading which is normally necessary for houses with other designs. The floors, walls, and ceilings are well insulated, insuring comfort both winter and summer. The small forced-air heating unit can be either the oil or the gas-fired type.
Page 8 - The plan was developed by the Forest Products Laboratory of Madison. Wis.. and is one of a series of low-cost houses of wood being designed by the Forest Service. US Department of Agriculture. ..... Area = 1404 sq.
Page 8 - An adequate forced-air heating unit with relatively short heat runs is also a part of the design. Insulation is included in the floor, wall, and ceiling areas; the thickness selected depending on the location of the home. In the colder climates, the ceiling and floor insulation might be 4 inches or thicker with 2-inch-thick blanket insulation in the walls. ASPHALT SHINGLES 2x8' INSULATION 8-0" STUD WALL2x8s TREATED POST:^-.^v S ^V JA, 'P House Plan no.
Page 11 - The space under the floor serves as a returrt-air plenum from a centrally located forced-air furnace. Air will flow into each room through the opening above the door, then enter a space behind the baseboard for return under the floor to the furnace. Alternate designs are available for a conventional wood floor over a crawl space and for a concrete slab floor.
Page 10 - DESIGN rooms and the kitchen are slightly smaller than those in the one-story plan. One second-floor bedroom is 9-1/2 by 14 feet and the other is 13 by 14 feet. The larger bedroom may be divided by the addition of a wardrobe wall, which provides two closets and also serves as a room divider.
Page 9 - FS-FPL-5 provides for the construction of either second-floor bedrooms can be completed with the rest a single-story two-bedroom home or an expandable type with two additional bedrooms on the second floor. The basic house is 24 by 28 feet in size with an area of 672 square feet. The expandable plan provides an additional area of about 370 square feet on the second floor. The of the house or left unfinished until later.

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