The Owner-Built Log House
Written by B. Allen Mackie.
Published by Firefly Books Ltd., 2001.
|Log houses evoke a tradition of independence and self-sufficiency
missing in todays high-tech world. But a log house does not have to be a
fantasy. Ownership is within the means of almost anyone reasonably handy with
Allan Mackie believes and demonstrates in this book that attitude is at least as important as carpentry skills. Given a will to learn and a desire to make something of ones own, the average person is more than capable of building a log house that will serve an individual, a couple or a family for years to come.
Hundreds of photographs and detailed diagrams and drawings that take the reader step-by-step through the building process: selecting the land; purchasing and preparing the logs; sharpening tools; cutting, lifting and fitting the logs, and all the other steps involved.
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