Log Cabins and how to Build Themby William E. Swanson, William Swanson
Written by famed builder William Swanson, Log Cabins and How to Build Them is a step-by-step illustrated guide that will give an inexperienced builder a true picture of how a log cabin can be built by various time- and labor-saving methods. The types of construction described in this book are practical and offer the reader the best and easiest methods of building a log cabin. Lob Cabins and How to Build Them provides detailed information on: procedures, types of cabins, location selection, tools, timber, site clearing, foundations, walls, roofs and floors, windows and doors, porches, garages, fireplaces, furniture, landscaping, and fence-building. All in all, Log Cabins and How to Build Them will prove an edifying read for history buffs, an entertaining bit of Americana for handymen, and an essential resource for those who wish to put this knowledge to practical use. (4 1/2 X 7 1/4, 222 pages, illustrations, diagrams, floor plans)
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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- Edition description:
- 1 ED
- Product dimensions:
- 4.50(w) x 7.22(h) x 0.64(d)
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I purchased this book in hopes it would be my 'one stop shopping' for assistance in building/updating a log cabin. Unfortunatly, this book might be better suited for taking up residence on the coffee table with some other antiques. If one is completely new to construction, or has very little experience in dealing with timber, he might gain some insight from reading this book. However, keep in mind that this book was written in 1948, prior to chainsaws or other woodworking power tools. The information presented is very general. For instance, there is some information on the types of joints that were used during circa 1950's, but no specifics on how to lay them out or jigs to assist in making them. If one is planning on going out in the wilderness with only an axe and handsaw though, you might want to pick this book up.