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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
This would be a game changer for DIY stick-built:

Inkjet Printed Studs? This is a Framing Innovation
I question everything about the homebuilding industry. It boggles my mind why most homes are a bespoke work rather than built from a large number of existing plans. Then, why are we still cutting lumber and nailing it together? There's got to be a better way were either the frame is printed on site, or the materials are all precisely measured and cut at a factory, and then Ikea assembled on site.

Then all windows are custom rather than standard sized, probably because all framing is custom rather than prefabed.

Roofing is a dangerous and backbreaking job that repeats the same thing over and over again. Isn't that why we invent machines?

All of my comments are coming from a profound ignorance of homebuilding, but why are building structures among the only things we haven't streamlined?

Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Labeling parts is cool, but for how long have we been assembling furniture based on a diagram?
That's a huge improvement for the reasons given above. Furniture assembly by diagram is a more recent development from furniture construction by craftsman. It puts very useful and reasonably attractive furniture into the hands of ordinary consumers rather than it being only for those wealthy people that can afford to hire a craftsman.
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