Low-Cost Pole Building Construction: The Complete How-To Book


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882661704
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/5/1980
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 302,402
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Wolfe has written Storey's Low-Cost Pole Building Construction with the expert advice of Doug Merrilees and Evelyn Loveday. It has received acclaim from Countryside & Small Stock Journal: "The definitive book on the subject, Low-Cost Pole Building Construction, is cheap enough and sufficiently valuable to belong in every homestead library." Ralph has since passed away.

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Table of Contents


I. Pole Construction

1 History of Pole Construction

2 Attackers of Wood

3 Preservative Treatments

4 Buying Poles

5 Choosing a Site

6 Choosing a Design

7 The Fastenings to Use

8 The Process of Construction

9 Plumbing and Electricity

10 Heating and Cooling


II. Examples of Pole Building

Pawley's Island House

Steen House

Hull House

Richardson House

Kent House

Vickers House

Westbrook House

Lebov House

Sketch of a Pole House

Surfside House

Nine Square House

Craddock House

Ritz House

MacDonald House

Betsy Ross Nursery School

Pennsylvania House

Korean Church

California House

Hexagon House

III. Pole Building Plans

Small Barn

Double Garage and Tool Shed

Storage Shed

Vacation Cottage

Year-Round House

Split-Level House

Camp Cabin 1

Camp Cabin 2

Solar Cottage


Appendix 1

Suggested Tools for Pole Building

Appendix 2


Appendix 3

Maximum Wind Speeds

Maximum Snow Load

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