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Cabins: A Guide to Building Your Own Nature Retreat

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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.

Synopsis:

Authors David and Jeannie Stiles give readers all the information they need to build their own cabins — whether it be as a wilderness retreat or a backyard studio. The authors describe each step in the process from buying land to obtaining services, from finding qualified construction help to deciding on and developing plans for a structure that suits their lifestyle and budget. Cabins is packed with detailed illustrations, plans and common-sense advice.

Chapters include classic construction methods: how to build a log cabin, pole-built and stick-built cabin, post-and-beam, stone, cordwood and kit cabins. Construction methods are clearly illustrated in photographs and drawings and the advantages of each are explained in detail. Foundations, windows, doors, insulation, roofing, installing utilities, water and sanitary systems and heating are all discussed.

Many designs are presented as inspiration and to help readers select the cabin that is perfect for them: homesteader log cabin, writing cabin, guest cabin, Japanese moon-gazing cabin, lakeside retreat, pyramid and A-frame, and hillside Mediterranean cabin. The authors include personal reminiscences from successful builders and cabin owners, and discuss furnishings and accessories that can help readers get the most enjoyment out of their newly built wilderness retreat.

Synopsis:

Provides instructions for designing and building cabins in a variety of styles, discussing how to choose the right site, build a foundation, and install water, heating, and electricity.

Synopsis:

A complete guide to building a wilderness retreat, from buying land and getting services, through developing plans and construction methods. All aspects of construction are clearly illustrated and various designs are explored.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552093733
Foreword:
Stiles, David R.
Author:
Metz, Don
Illustrator:
Stiles, David R.
Author:
Stiles, David R.
Author:
Stiles, Jeanie
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Location:
Buffalo, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself
Subject:
Log cabins
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Cottages
Subject:
Vacation homes
Subject:
Chalets
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - General
Subject:
Vacation homes - Design and construction - Am
Subject:
Seasonal houses
Subject:
Vacation homes - Design and construction
Subject:
Log cabins -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references: p. [223]
Series Volume:
TR 00-8
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.00x8.46x.60 in. 1.60 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781552093733 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Authors David and Jeannie Stiles give readers all the information they need to build their own cabins — whether it be as a wilderness retreat or a backyard studio. The authors describe each step in the process from buying land to obtaining services, from finding qualified construction help to deciding on and developing plans for a structure that suits their lifestyle and budget. Cabins is packed with detailed illustrations, plans and common-sense advice.

Chapters include classic construction methods: how to build a log cabin, pole-built and stick-built cabin, post-and-beam, stone, cordwood and kit cabins. Construction methods are clearly illustrated in photographs and drawings and the advantages of each are explained in detail. Foundations, windows, doors, insulation, roofing, installing utilities, water and sanitary systems and heating are all discussed.

Many designs are presented as inspiration and to help readers select the cabin that is perfect for them: homesteader log cabin, writing cabin, guest cabin, Japanese moon-gazing cabin, lakeside retreat, pyramid and A-frame, and hillside Mediterranean cabin. The authors include personal reminiscences from successful builders and cabin owners, and discuss furnishings and accessories that can help readers get the most enjoyment out of their newly built wilderness retreat.

"Synopsis" by , Provides instructions for designing and building cabins in a variety of styles, discussing how to choose the right site, build a foundation, and install water, heating, and electricity.
"Synopsis" by , A complete guide to building a wilderness retreat, from buying land and getting services, through developing plans and construction methods. All aspects of construction are clearly illustrated and various designs are explored.
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