Garden Houses and Privies: Authentic Details for Design and Restoration

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 31, 2002 - Architecture - 288 pages
An essential component of homes and commercial buildings before the advent of indoor plumbing, privies--also known as "garden houses"--have found new uses as storage sheds, pool houses, etc. In this pattern book of 18th- and 19th-century designs, Harrison has painstakingly documented existing historic structures and translated them into beautiful line drawings, including compelling details such as finials, doors, windows, and ventilators.

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CHAPTER I Colonial Times Republic
CHAPTER II Later Times
CHAPTER III Modern Times

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Page xx - All outside and inside work to be painted two best coats of white lead and linseed oil in tints to suit; use turps inside; shellac all knots, and putty up complete, as needed.
Page xx - Privy Box. — Build outside privy box complete over vault, as before described; provide it with seats, paper box, etc., complete; with door, lock, and windows; plaster and paint to suit.
Page xx - Must be walled up with stone lain dry or 4 inch brick work, to within 18 inches of the surface of the earth, where begin to lay with cement, and complete to 6 inches above the surface.
Page xx - Corner posts 4x4 inches; wall strips 2x4 inches; all openings double studded; side girts 1x6; plates 4x4, of2x4s.
Page xx - Cover with best dressed hemlock boards, well nailed on, over which is put on, in the best manner, best IC tin thoroughly solder and secure to roof or cover with best tarred roofing felt paper, lapped double, over which nail on, with 6d.

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