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Publisher Comments:

You'll learn:

-- How to shape logs, make corner joints, erect walls, fit joists, add decks and porches, and much more.

-- How manufacturers' kit homes differ, illustrated by many photographs and detailed drawings.

-- How to pick the best site for a house and plan your foundation, driveway and landscaping.

-- What the manufacturer of a kit log house can do for you — and how to be sure you get what you want.

-- The secrets of how to save the most on building your log home — what you can do best yourself and when to get professional help.

-- Tools you'll need and ways to simplify hard jobs like raising logs and planning for chimneys.

Synopsis:

If you're considering building your own log house, whether from your own logs or from a kit, this comprehensive guide has all the information you need. Roger Hard covers everything from choosing a site to planning the foundation and driveway, shaping logs, making corner joints, erecting walls, fitting joists, adding decks or porches, adding chimneys, and much more. Step-by-step illustrated instructions make the process clear and foolproof, whether you want a basic one-story structure or a more complex multi-level building.

About the Author

Author Roger Hard has written Build Your Own Low-Cost Log Home. Many of the photographs in the book were taken by Roger as well.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction and History

CHAPTER 2 Trees and Log Preparation

CHAPTER 3 Basic Tools for Log Buildings

CHAPTER 4 Building Site and Cost Considerations

CHAPTER 5 Log House Designs

CHAPTER 6 Kit Log Home Construction

CHAPTER 7 Heating Systems and Utilities

CHAPTER 8 Maintenance, Furnishing, and Landscaping

Epilogue

Manufacturers of Log Homes

A Directory of Woodstove Manufacturers

Appendix

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882663999
Author:
Hard, Roger
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
House Plans
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Log cabins
Subject:
Carpentry
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Log cabins -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Construction - Carpentry
Subject:
HOUSE and HOME / Design and Construction
Subject:
Technology-Construction - Carpentry
Subject:
Home Construction-House Planning
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Construction - Carpentry
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself/General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Garden Way Publishing Classic
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19850131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 1/2 x 11
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
279.4 x 215.9 x 14.224 mm

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If you're considering building your own log house, whether from your own logs or from a kit, this comprehensive guide has all the information you need. Roger Hard covers everything from choosing a site to planning the foundation and driveway, shaping logs, making corner joints, erecting walls, fitting joists, adding decks or porches, adding chimneys, and much more. Step-by-step illustrated instructions make the process clear and foolproof, whether you want a basic one-story structure or a more complex multi-level building.

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