Redwood lumber at Goodman Building Supply in Mill Valley, Calif.

Went there a few days ago, made me realize how much I miss building. The smell, texture, colors make me want to put on my tool belt.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Redwood lumber at Goodman Building Supply in Mill Valley, Calif.

  1. Yeah, there's a guy not too far from where I live who has a portable mill set up – he mills random logs from tree removals, etc. and often comes up with redwood logs (I live in the rogue valley in southern Oregon). I drop by his place from time to time just to smell the fresh cut wood. Delectable!

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