Shelters Shacks and Shanties: And How to Build Them

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Globe Pequot, 2008 - House & Home - 243 pages
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Originally published in 1914, this handbook is still as essential for the modern builder as it was for the homesteader of the last century. This guide contains step-by-step instructions for building "worry-free" shelters, including special settings such as a sod house, a tree house, an "overwater" camp, a bog ken, and much more. The passionate builder will find illustrated instructions for comforts such as hearths and chimneys, notched log ladders, and even how to rig the front door with a secret lock.
  

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Contents

WHERE TO FIND MOUNTAIN GOOSE How
1
THE HALFCAVE SHELTER
7
How TO MAKE THE ADIRONDACK THE WICK
15
INDIAN SHACKS AND SHELTERS
22
INDIAN COMMUNAL HOUSES
31
A SOD HOUSE FOR THE LAWN
47
THE BOG KEN
54
CHAPTER PAGE XIV OVERWATER CAMPS
62
NOTCHED LOG LADDERS
119
A POLE HOUSE How TO USE A CROSS CUT SAW AND A FROE
122
LOGROLLING AND OTHER BUILDING STUNTS
126
THE ADIRONDACK OPEN LOG CAMP AND A ONEROOM CABIN
129
THE NORTHLAND TILT AND INDIAN
132
CABIN DOORS AND DOORLATCHES THUMB
139
SECRET LOCKS
145
How TO MAKE THE BowARROW CABIN
151

SlGNALTOWER GAME LOOKOUT AND RUSTIC OBSERVATORY
65
TREETOP HOUSES
72
CACHES
77
How TO USE AN AXE
83
How TO SPLIT LOGS MAKE SHAKES SPLITS OR CLAPBOARDS How TO CHOP A LOG IN HALF How TO FLATTEN A LOG ALSO SOME D...
87
AXEMENS CAMPS
92
RAILROADTIE SHACKS BARREL SHACKS AND CHIMEHUEVIS
96
THE BARABARA
100
THE NAVAJO HOGAN HORNADAY DUG OUT AND SOD HOUSE
104
How TO BUILD AN AMERICAN BOYS HOGAN
107
How TO CUT AND NOTCH LOGS
115
THE AMERICAN LOG CABIN
161
A HUNTERS OR FISHERMANS CABIN
169
NATIVE NAMES FOR THE PARTS or A
177
How TO MAKE A POLE HOUSE AND
183
How TO BUILD A SUSITNA LOG CABIN
191
HEARTHSTONES AND FIREPLACES
200
FIREPLACES AND THE ART OF TENDING
206
How TO LAY A TAR PAPER BIRCH BARK
218
How TO MAKE A CONCEALED LOG CABIN
230
How TO BUILD APPROPRIATE GATEWAYS
237
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D. C. Beard was an illustrator, author, and social reformer and founding pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America. Noel Perrin was an essayist, professor, and author. His books include A Reader s Delight and First Person Rural.

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