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The classic hewn-log house : a step-by-step guide to building and restoration

Author: Charles McRaven
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., ©2005.
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McRaven covers everything from hewing the first log to laying the last chimney stone. Readers will first learn about the history and background of these houses. McRaven then dives deep into describing the details of hewn-log construction, beginning with site selection all the way through to the finishing steps such as plumbing and utilities. Clear, how-to line illustrations accompany the text throughout. A fullcolor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McRaven, Charles.
Classic hewn-log house.
North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., ©2005
(DLC) 2005004010
(OCoLC)58043090
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles McRaven
ISBN: 9781612122144 1612122140
OCLC Number: 847527377
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 198 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: The American house --
Pioneer building --
Restoration --
Land and site --
Design --
Acquiring materials --
Foundations and basements --
Hewing, notching, log raising --
Roofing --
Windows and doors --
Chinking --
Floors and stairs --
Stone fireplaces --
Porches and additions --
Lofts and interior finishing.
Responsibility: Charles McRaven.
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Nothing captures the romance of country life quite like a log cabin does - trees cut from the thick woods of the wilderness; hewn by hand into squared-off logs; then stacked to create a sturdy  Read more...

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