Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1881, this classic volume presents dozens of practical examples of barns and outbuildingsincluding floor plans and building instructionsand contains two hundred and fifty-seven engravings, woodcuts, and line drawings illustrating historical and practical designs. Featured designs include cattle barns, pigpens, pigeon houses, self-feeding corncribs, self-closing doors, icehouses, springhouses, granaries, horse barns, dog houses, and much more. Halsted also provides suggestions on the placement of outbuildings and on choosing the cor-rect materials for foundations, walls, and roofs.
This new release of Barns and Outbuildingsa tribute to the beauty of the farm and the ingenuity of the farmerwill engage new audiences, from builders and organic gardeners to history buffs and craft lovers.
Simple, inspirational ideas for today's rural homeowners.
About the Author
Byron D. Halsted (1852-1918) was a noted American biologist and educator. He was born in Venice, New York, and studied at Michigan State University and at Harvard University (DSc, 1879). He began teaching botany at Iowa State University in 1885, moving on to Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1889.