Construction and Homes
Little Book Of Log Cabins
How To Build And Furnish Them
Paperback ISBN: 0486442594
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.
The New Ecological Home
A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
Paperback ISBN: 1931498164
An overview of green home-building techniques, materials, products, and technologies, written for home buyers, builders, architects, and contractors and intended to help avoid common problems when building green. It discusses the principles of green building and why they are desirable; covers logistical aspects of building such as site selection, i
The Natural House
A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes
Paperback ISBN: 1890132578
This sourcebook examines the options for building a house that is economical, energy-efficient, nontoxic, kind to the environment, and pleasurable to inhabit. Explores the pros and cons of 14 natural building methods, including straw bale, rammed earth, cob, cordwood, adobe, earthbags, papercrete, earthships, and others, all well-illustrated in b&w
Walls & Molding
How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster
Paperback ISBN: 0471144320
How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster What are the best methods for removing stains from wood finishes? How can you determine the type of finish on your molding? How can you repair the cracks in your plaster cornice? You've been told you have "alligatored paint": what is it and what can you do about it? . Answers to these questions and hundreds more are found in this detailed guide to caring for and reviving old wood and plaster walls and moldings. Carefully shaped woodwork, delicate plaster molding and colorful painted finishes give unique character to the interiors of old buildings. Walls and Molding describes the history of these key features and clearly explains how to save and repair them. Written for homeowners and others responsible for the care of buildings from 50 to 250 years old, and based on the principles of preservation expressed in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, this authoritative handbook offers practical advice for all aspects of caring for old wood and plaster walls and molding. Detailed methods are included for diagnosing, cleaning, repairing and reconstructing wood panels and molding as well as patching and replastering walls -- all stressing the three-pronged approach of the National Park Service: repair, replace and, only as a last resort, re-create. The book includes extensive charts on finishes, wood and plaster problems, and safety precautions. Combining a look at past building techniques and modern rehabilitation procedures, Walls and Molding focuses on what can be done to preserve and enjoy the special interiors in old and historic buildings. Some 300 photographs and drawings, helpful checklists, a glossary of wall treatment terms, a suggested reading list and official preservation guidelines followed nationwide provide further ideas and guidance for planning an appropriate rehabilitation in your old or historic building.
The Big House
A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home
Paperback ISBN: 074324964x
A dual history of the Colt family and their summer house on Cape Cod recounts the house's construction one hundred years earlier, the idiosyncratic personalities that stayed there throughout five generations, the major family events that took place there, and the family's last month in the house. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling, and Building New
Hardcover ISBN: 1561584355
Bungalows" provides a history and overview, along with proven, tasteful design solutions for a variety of bungalow-style remodels, additions, renovations, and new construction. Includes options for a wide variety of budgets, styles and sizes of homes. 280 photos. 115 drawings.
The Languages of Edison's Light
Hardcover ISBN: 026202456x
Winner in the category of History of Science & Technology, 1999 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. Technology is business, and dealing with the media, the public, financiers, and government agencies can be as important to an invention's success as effective product development. To understand how rhetoric works in technology, one cannot do better than to start with the American inventor Thomas Alva Edison and the incandescent light bulb. Charles Bazerman tells the story of the emergence of electric light as one of symbols and communication. He examines how Edison and his colleagues represented light and power to themselves and to others as the technology was transformed from an idea to a daily fact of life. He looks at the rhetoric used to create meaning and value for the emergent technology in the laboratory, in patent offices and courts, in financial markets, and in boardrooms, city halls, newspapers, and the consumer marketplace. Along the way he describes the social and communicative arrangements that shaped and transformed the world in which Edison acted. He portrays Edison, both the individual and the corporation, as a self-conscious social actor whose rhetorical groundwork was crucial to the technology's material realization and success.
Dare to Repair
A Do-it-herself Guide to Fixing Almost Anything in the Home
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0060959843
Detailed step-by-step instructions and more than three hundred illustrations take busy women through seventy-five simple, do-it-yourself home repairs, from unclogging a toilet to installing a window guard, providing essential background information, safety tips, lists of necessary tools and materials, and how-to advice. Original.