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The Homestead Builder: Practical Hints for Handy-Menby C. P. Dwyer
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The classic guide to building cabins and houses from scratch.
First published in 1872, this timeless work is packed with handy advice and useful tips that show the best ways to plan and construct dwellings in any location using wood, earth, and gravel.
Includes no-nonsense instructions for building:
Log cabins Fence posts
Slab houses Gates
Farm houses Furniture
Originally written for those fanning out from eastern cities to homestead, The Homestead Builder, Second Edition is a fascinating historical record that is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Americana or inclined toward self-sufficiency.
Originally published in 1872, HOMESTEAD BUILDER is filled with plans and precise instructions for building a home, using materials such as wood, earth and gravel. It includes log cabins, slab houses, farm houses and more, as well as instructions on building an outdoor oven, a cellar, fences, gates, gardens and furniture. This is a completely useful handbook as well as a fascinating historical record of the American pioneer.
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