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


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

The Classic Hewn-Log House: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building and RestoringA classic of early American architecture, the hewn-log house has a unique rustic charm and character.

In this engaging and informative guide, Charles McRaven provides illustrated step-by-step instructions that cover every aspect of building your own log house, from selecting the site and hewing the first log to laying the final chimney stone.

Whether you’re building a new house or restoring an old one, McRaven offers proven techniques and time-tested advice that will help you successfully create a warm and inviting hewn-log home.

Review

“…this book is the perfect companion for an architect, historian or novice.” –At Home Arkansas“…a comprehensive look at the process of building and restoring with this staple of early American architecture…” – Kitchen & Bath Design News

Meet the Original Log Cabin

The hewn-log house is a classic of early American architecture, evocative of the pioneer experience and westward exploration. Charles McRaven has been building and restoring hewn-log houses for 60 years, and shares his wealth of knowledge in folksy narration accompanied by photography and illustrations that clearly show every step of the process. Whether you’re restoring an old house, building anew, or indulging an interest in traditional building, you’ll find much to learn from McRaven’s experience, gleaned from a lifetime of trial and error.

Learn To:

* Hew a log with a broadaxe

* Make a dovetail notch

* Replace rotten logs

* Mix chinking mortar and install it properly

* Find and use vintage logs

* Use pioneer hand tools

* Build a stone foundation and fireplace

* Install modern utilities

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