Cabins: A Guide to Building Your Own Nature Retreat

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Firefly Books, 2001 - House & Home - 240 pages

"Clear, practical book ... full-color photos help do-it-yourselfers realize their dreams." -- Log Homes Illustrated

The best-selling Cabins is back in print, at the same great value of its original price. This authoritative how-to title gives readers all the information they need to build their own cabin, including:

  • A useful list of essential questions to consider during the planning process
  • Types of cabin construction, such as pole built, stick built, post and beam, stone, cordwood, wood siding, and the advantages of each
  • Site preparation, foundations, windows and doors, ladders and stairs, insulation, roofing, electricity, water systems and heating
  • Essential information on log cabins
  • Cabin designs and their advantages
  • Furnishings and accessories

Construction methods are clearly illustrated in meticulous line drawings and precise plans with measurements. Cut-away cross-sections and exploded diagrams give the builder the true perspective and detail needed to obtain the best result, allowing readers to get the most enjoyment out of their newly built wilderness retreat.

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About the author (2001)

David Stiles is a designer/builder who, together with his wife, Jeanie Stiles, has written articles for publications such as Better Homes and Gardens and the New York Times and authored 15 books, including Sheds and The Treehouse Book (which won the ALA Notable Children's Book Award). The Stiles divide their time between New York City and East Hampton, New York.

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