Synopses & Reviews
-- 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.
The classic log cabin exudes a charm and simplicity that can t be matched. In this straightforward guide, Roger Hard provides expert advice on building your own log home without breaking your budget. Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams cover everything from choosing a site and felling trees to maintaining your house for years to come. Learn the pros and cons of ready-to-build kits and different heating systems as you make your dream house a reality.
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
Manufacturers of Log Homes
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