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The Classic Hewn-Log House: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building and Restoring

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Nothing captures the romance of country life quite like a log cabin does — trees cut from the thick woods of the wilderness; hewn by hand into squared-off logs; then stacked to create a sturdy shelter, a warm hearth, a welcoming home. Author Charles McRaven knows these traditional structures 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 country, and is considered the nation's foremost authority on the topic.

McRaven covers everything from hewing the first log to laying the last chimney stone. Readers will first learn about the history and background of these houses. McRaven then dives deep into describing the details of hewn-log construction, beginning with site selection all the way through to the finishing steps such as plumbing and utilities. Clear, how-to line illustrations accompany the text throughout. A fullcolor gallery of finished structures shows that, durable though they are, hewn-log houses are also warm, inviting, and artful homes.

Synopsis:

Meet the Original Log Cabin

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction: Hewn Logs and Houses

1 The American House

2 Pioneer Building

3 Restoration

4 Land and Site

5 Design

6 Acquiring Materials

7 Foundations and Basements

8 Hewing, Notching, Log Raising

9 Roofing

A Gallery of Hewn-Log Houses

10 Windows and Doors

11 Chinking

12 Floors and Stairs

13 Stone Fireplaces

14 Porches and Additions

15 Lofts, Utilities, Finishing Interiors

Epilogue

Bibliography

Additional Reading

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580175906
Author:
Mcraven, Charles
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Author:
McRaven, Charles
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Log cabins
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - General
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation - General
Subject:
HOUSE and HOME / Do-It-Yourself / General
Subject:
Log cabins -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Do-It-Yourself/General
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Remodeling & Renovation
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10.84x8.52x.51 in. 1.32 lbs.

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