The Classic Hewn-log House: A Step-by-step Guide to Building and Restoration

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Storey Pub., 2005 - House & Home - 198 pages
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Author Charles McRaven knows log houses from the inside out, and from the outside in. He restored his first log house in 1946, at the age of eleven. Since then he has built and restored hewn-log houses all over the United States, and he is considered the nation's foremost authority on the topic. In The Classic Log-Hewn House, McRaven covers everything you need to know to build your own log house, from selecting a site and hewing the first log to laying the last chimney stone and putting in electricity. Clear illustrations accompany the text throughout, and a full-color gallery of finished structures will inspire you to get started.

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Hewn-log houses are tied to America's pioneer heritage. In this third edition of McRaven's book on the subject--the first was titled Building the Hewn-Log House (1978) and the second Building and ... Read full review

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Charles McRaven is a stonemason and blacksmith, nationally known for building and repairing dozens of stone structures and log homes. He has written extensively on stone, including the books Building with Stone and Stonework, and articles for Country Journal, Fine Homebuilding, and many regional magazines. He lectures and conducts workshops and private courses in stone construction. Charles lives in Virginia.

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