Creative Country Construction: Building & Living in Harmony with Nature

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2000 - House & Home - 288 pages
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For more than 20 years, In Harmony with Nature has been the classic book on building your home in the woods, and Country Comforts has been the guiding light for all those who have wanted to create their own homestead. Now the two classics have been combined into one marvelous book, and carefully updated - all the homesteads, techniques, and skills needed to build and live in the ultimate country house. It includes barns, saunas, wells, and fences. The construction methods have been developed through trial and error, as a means of solving problems as they arose. Here, in delightful first-person descriptions, are the stories behind the choice of designs, tools, and techniques--including how they cleared the land, chose the specific locations for their homes, designed layouts that suited their needs and personalities, laid foundations, installed drainage systems, framed windows, filled cracks, raised the roof rafters, farmed the land, and penned the livestock.
 

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The volume under review is a combination and expansion of the authors' classic In Harmony with Nature and Country Comforts. In five chapters on log styles, four on post-and-beam styles, three on ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
4
WINDOWS
10
WOODFRAME HOUSE
66
LOG HOUSE VERTICAL STYLE
80
BEAM WITH LOG 8 CORDWOOD INFILL
172
BEAM WITH HALFTIMBERING
190
BEAM WITH CURVEDPOLE ROOF
226
OUTBUILDINGS ADAPTED TO THEIR CALLING
237
METRIC CONVERSION
284
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