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Over a century ago, when he first wrote this little guide, William Sydney Wicks (18541919) whimsically observed that while early man lived in nature out of necessity, modern man has taken to the woods by choice. Wicks was a highly successful architect whose imprint can still be seen throughout Buffalo, New York, in dozens of churches, hotels, libraries, houses, and other structures. For several years, he was also Buffalo's park commissioner.
Wicks' lovely little how-to manualcomplete with simple diagrams and step-by-step detailsis the ideal dream book for people who think of someday building their own rustic cottage. It's a charming repository of practical shelters and make-it-yourself log furnishings that will inspire every home craftsman and everyone who yearns to get back to nature. Building instructions are accompanied by clear, accurate line drawings of simple log structures, lean-tos, fancy Adirondack cabins, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, beamed ceilings, and much more.
A perfect guide for anyone who loves the outdoors, the Little Book of Log Cabins will provide a feast for browsing and for practical projects.
This handy, how-to manual is the ideal companion for people who dream of building their own rustic little cottage in the woods. It's also a charming repository of old-fashioned log furnishings and practical shelters that will inspire back-to-nature advocates and do-it-yourselfers. Descriptions of old techniques used to build simple log structures are accompanied by numerous drawings of cabins in the Adirondack style, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, and beamed ceilings.
This handy, how-to manual is also a charming repository of make-it-yourself log furnishings and practical shelters that will inspire back-to-nature advocates. Instructions for building simple log structures are accompanied by clear, accurate line drawings of simple log structures, lean-tos, Adirondack cabins, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, beamed ceilings, and more. 102 line drawings.
Table of Contents
Building and Furnishing Your Log Cabin
A Portfolio of Possibilities