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The Not So Log Cabin

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The Not So Log Cabin

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The designs in this book will give you and your builder the license to create cabins that will inspire admiration and save the world's forests. The cabins and plans in this book illustrate the newest twist in log building since Abe Lincoln's day. Please use caution while dreamily examining the contents, and do not build your own cabin without the...

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Overview

The Not So Log Cabin

Warning:

The designs in this book will give you and your builder the license to create cabins that will inspire admiration and save the world's forests. The cabins and plans in this book illustrate the newest twist in log building since Abe Lincoln's day. Please use caution while dreamily examining the contents, and do not build your own cabin without the advice of this author. Remember, trees are the answer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586851521
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/20/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,431,570
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Robbin Obomsawin is the construction manager and general contractor for Beaver Creek Log Homes. She combines over twenty years of log-joinery experience with her knowledge of conventional construction methods, and has served as vice president of the International Log Builder's Association for Handcrafters. She is the author of Small Log Homes, Log Cabin Classics, and The Arts & Crafts Cabin. She resides in upstate New York
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Your own home--the stuff that dreams are made of! Building a custom home is often a long-awaited dream. For many, this dream includes a log home, but it's not always practical to build a log home from the ground up. Fortunately, you don't need a log home to evoke the romance of log home living--you can incorporate log elements in a new or existing home, creating the same feeling for a fraction of the cost and effort. The purpose of The Not So Log Cabin is to inspire you, the homeowner, to think outside the box and allow you to create a rustic spin on a new style of "log" home revised for modern-day lifestyles. With so many material choices possible that are as varied as the people who live in them, log-element structures provide a limitless style of construction. This new hybrid of architecture reflects the pioneering spirit of today's unique and adventurous builder.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments 19

Introduction 20

Basics of Log-Element Structure 24

How to Incorporate Log Elements in Your Home 36

Classic Cabins 68

Taking Cues from Nature 90

Log Elegance 116

Outbuildings and Small Spaces 138

Epilogue: Building for a Lifetime 150

Working with Contractors 154

Working with a Third-Party Inspector 155

Resources 156

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