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Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings: Placement, Design and Construction
     

Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings: Placement, Design and Construction

by Byron D. Halstead (Editor), Castle Freeman (Foreword by)
 
Although it harks from a time before power tools, electricity, and gasoline, this book abounds in simple ideas that rural householders still find useful today.Barns, poultry houses, piggeries, corn cribs, ice houses, spring houses, granaries, smokehouses, root cellars and even kennels and birdhouses are included in this fascinating compendium from days gone by.

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Although it harks from a time before power tools, electricity, and gasoline, this book abounds in simple ideas that rural householders still find useful today.Barns, poultry houses, piggeries, corn cribs, ice houses, spring houses, granaries, smokehouses, root cellars and even kennels and birdhouses are included in this fascinating compendium from days gone by.

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CoEvolution Quarterly
Though the book is intended as an instruction manual of basic designs, I found it reasonable to sit right down and read the whole thing through as if it were a novel, which it sort of is. The pay scales are a little off for today's labor market, though; a dollar a day is what they paid then.
Home and Garden Remodeling Guide
Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings is a facsimile of an 1881 book of plans and instructions for building barns, poultry houses, piggeries, carriage houses, dog kennels, bird houses, smoke houses, and root cellars, and it is illustrated with hundreds of charming drawings.
House and Garden Remodeling Guide

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780911469127
Publisher:
Hood, Alan C. Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.70(d)

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