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Building a log home from scratch or kit

Author: Dan Ramsey
Publisher: Blue Ridge Summit, PA : TAB Books, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Product Description: Join the tens of thousands of new home buyers who are discovering that today's log homes are attractive, economical, energy-efficient, and comfortable alternatives to higher-priced traditional homes. Better yet, find out how you can save even more by building your own log home, either from scratch or from one of the many prefabricated kits now available.
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Genre/Form: Paperback
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Ramsey
ISBN: 0830611584 9780830611584 0830628584 9780830628582
OCLC Number: 15015709
Notes: Includes index.
"No. 2858."
Description: viii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1: Reality Of Log Homes: --
Why logs? --
Energy efficiency --
Rough logs or kit? --
Questions and answers --
2: Preparing Logs: --
Trees for log building --
Where to get logs --
Cruising --
Felling a tree --
Leaning trees --
Handling lodged trees --
Safety in felling --
Fire prevention rules for power saws --
Limbing --
Hauling --
Preserving logs --
Going back to school --
3: Designing Your Log Home: --
Designing for lifestyle --
Choosing your rooms --
Sizing up your home --
Room orientation --
Shaping your home --
Climate and energy --
Solar energy --
Getting it down on paper --
4: Estimating Construction Costs: --
Amplified estimate of costs --
Comparing kits --
Questions to ask --
Other construction costs --
Hiring a general contractor --
Be your own contractor --
Financing your log home --
Be a log home dealer --
5: Your Building Site: --
Choosing your land --
Planning your building site --
Preparing your building site --
6: Gathering Materials And Labor: --
7: Excavating And Laying Your Foundation: --
Foundation layout --
Installing foundation walls --
Solving foundation problems --
8: Building Floors and Decks --
Installing log sills --
Installing box sills --
Installing subflooring --
Solving floor and deck problems --
9: Preparing For Log Construction: --
Timing the delivery --
Unloading your material --
Signing for delivery --
Sorting and storing --
Getting help --
10: Building Log Walls: --
Erecting rough log walls --
Building walls with kit logs --
Building with timbers --
11: Installing Windows And Doors: --
Windows --
Doors --
12: Adding A Second Story: --
Second-Floor joists --
Decking --
Walls --
Stairs --
Utilities --
13: Installing Rafters And Trusses: --
Pitch --
Basic roof support system --
Installing your roofing support system --
14: Roofing Your Log Home: --
Sheathing your roof --
Roofing in home --
Double roof construction --
15: Finishing Your Log Home: --
Interior walls --
Wiring and plumbing --
Insulation --
Covering interior walls --
Installing cabinets --
Framing and molding doors and windows --
Finishing wood surfaces --
Covering floors --
Installing the heating system --
Hooking up utilities --
16: Maintaining Your Log Home: --
Checking and splitting --
Caulking --
Protecting doors and windows --
Keeping insects away --
Interior maintenance --
Decorating your log home --
Appendix: Log home kit manufacturers --
Index.
Responsibility: Dan Ramsey.

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Describes the advantages and disadvantages of owning a log home, explains how to estimate costs, prepare a site, and assemble a home, and gives advice on finishing and maintaining a log home.  Read more...

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