Log Homes Made Easy: Contracting and Building Your Own Log Home

Log Homes Made Easy: Contracting and Building Your Own Log Home

by Jim Cooper
     
 

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Third edition of the best-selling guide to building log homesExplores the myths and realities of log home construction, with tips on choosing an architect, planning the site, controlling costs, and moreIncludes detailed diagrams and additional resources for getting startedLog homes have come a long way from the wilderness cabins of colonial pioneers. With the advent

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Third edition of the best-selling guide to building log homesExplores the myths and realities of log home construction, with tips on choosing an architect, planning the site, controlling costs, and moreIncludes detailed diagrams and additional resources for getting startedLog homes have come a long way from the wilderness cabins of colonial pioneers. With the advent of new technology and the ever-increasing skill sets of contractors, log homes have become one of the most luxurious kinds of homes in America. With multigabled rooflines and glass-fronted living areas, these sophisticated homes have captured the interest of architects and homeowners alike. In this third edition, Jim Cooper includes new information on "green" construction techniques and materials. Whether planning a new log home or simply interested in learning more, readers will find their questions answered here.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
As an experienced builder, Cooper is a strong proponent of log homes even while he debunks some of the myths associated with them (e.g., their rusticity makes them inexpensive and easy to build). Instead, as Cooper suggests, they are products of modern engineering and building methods, and their rustic ambience comes at a hefty price. Still, they occupy a solid niche in the home construction market. For enthusiasts and would-be inhabitants of log homes, Cooper provides concise and sensible information on shopping for kit homes, selecting and preparing suitable land, estimating construction costs, securing financing (sometimes tricky with log homes), and overseeing construction. Numerous well-conceived checklists and forms complete this solid guide for the owner/contractor. Recommended for most public libraries.-- Bill Demo, Tompkins Cortland Community Coll., Dryden, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811734790
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
03/10/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
504,945
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Cooper has been a general contractor and builder of log homes for more than twenty years. He is owner of Three Creeks Interactive, Inc., an Internet company developing interactive products for prospective buyers and the housing industry.

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