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The Classic Hewn-Log House: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building and Restoring [NOOK Book]

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Meet the Original Log Cabin

The hewn-log house is a classic of early American architecture, evocative of the pioneer experience and westward exploration. Charles McRaven has been building and restoring hewn-log houses for 60 years, and shares his wealth of knowledge in folksy narration accompanied by photography and illustrations that clearly show every step of the process. Whether you're restoring an old house, building anew, or indulging an interest in traditional building, ...

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The Classic Hewn-Log House: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building and Restoring

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Overview

Meet the Original Log Cabin

The hewn-log house is a classic of early American architecture, evocative of the pioneer experience and westward exploration. Charles McRaven has been building and restoring hewn-log houses for 60 years, and shares his wealth of knowledge in folksy narration accompanied by photography and illustrations that clearly show every step of the process. Whether you're restoring an old house, building anew, or indulging an interest in traditional building, you'll find much to learn from McRaven's experience, gleaned from a lifetime of trial and error.

Learn To:

* Hew a log with a broadaxe

* Make a dovetail notch

* Replace rotten logs

* Mix chinking mortar and install it properly

* Find and use vintage logs

* Use pioneer hand tools

* Build a stone foundation and fireplace

* Install modern utilities


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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Hewn-log houses are tied to America's pioneer heritage. In this third edition of McRaven's book on the subject-the first was titled Building the Hewn-Log House (1978) and the second Building and Restoring the Hewn-Log House (1994)-he shares a wealth of techniques and advice on construction. His writing is dense and detailed, which makes the book an authoritative treatise on this specialized topic. Readers will find material and construction checklists and a pretty color insert ("gallery") of sample homes illustrating all the possibilities in detail. Robert W. Chambers's Log Construction Manual and B. Allan MacKie's The Owner-Built Log House offer similar coverage. This comprehensive book is recommended for larger collections or where there is demand. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
“…this book is the perfect companion for an architect, historian or novice.” –At Home Arkansas

“…a comprehensive look at the process of building and restoring with this staple of early American architecture…” – Kitchen & Bath Design News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612122144
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 8/31/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 855,188
  • File size: 43 MB
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Meet the Author

Charles McRaven is a stonemason and blacksmith, nationally known for building and repairing dozens of stone structures and log homes. He has written extensively on stone, including the books Building with Stone and Stonework, and articles for Country Journal, Fine Homebuilding, and many regional magazines. He lectures and conducts workshops and private courses in stone construction. Charles lives in Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction: Hewn Logs and Houses

1 The American House

2 Pioneer Building

3 Restoration

4 Land and Site

5 Design

6 Acquiring Materials

7 Foundations and Basements

8 Hewing, Notching, Log Raising

9 Roofing

A Gallery of Hewn-Log Houses

10 Windows and Doors

11 Chinking

12 Floors and Stairs

13 Stone Fireplaces

14 Porches and Additions

15 Lofts, Utilities, Finishing Interiors

Epilogue

Bibliography

Additional Reading

Glossary

Index

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