The Classic Hewn-Log House

The Classic Hewn-Log House

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Author Charles McRaven knows log houses from the inside out, and from the outside in. He restored his first log house in 1946, at the age of eleven. Since then he has built and restored hewn-log houses all over the United States, and he is considered the nationa€™s foremost authority on the topic. In The Classic Log-Hewn House, McRaven covers everything you need to know to build your own log house, from selecting a site and hewing the first log to laying the last chimney stone and putting in electricity. Clear illustrations accompany the text throughout, and a full-color gallery of finished structures will inspire you to get started.A Step-by-Step Guide to Building and Restoring Charles McRaven ... One-inch oak or 2-inch pine is heavy enough for these facings, and a 20-penny common nail is large enough; use four nails per log. ... In this case, the stub wall is a minimal two-foot wall because the owner wanted as much open space as possible. ... of my Land Rover and braced with a guy cable over the rig down to the trailer hitch.

Title:The Classic Hewn-Log House
Author: Charles McRaven
Publisher:Storey Publishing - 2014-08-31

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