The Real Wood Bible
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing And Using 100 Decorative Woods
Hardcover ISBN: 1554070333
A practical and inspiring A-Z guide to the world's most popular woods. Wood is a favored building material because of availability, ease to cut and join, decorative properties, functionality, flexibility, and a favorable strength-to-weight ratio. The Real Wood Bible is a comprehensive handbook for anyone who works with wood...or is planning to. Woodworkers, crafters, carpenters, and interior designers will find extensive information about the woods they regularly use as well as discover some new ones. This colorful, easy-to-use book features: - How trees are converted into boards and veneers - How to convert your own trees into boards - Woods that incorporate beautiful natural effects - A list of woods available from sustainable sources - Useful advice on buying and storing lumber. An extensive and illustrated A-Z guide to the world's most popular woods is the heart of this book. Each wood is shown with a color illustration demonstrating the true look and beauty of the finished and unfinished grain. A special section on sustainability is included, with an introduction to key conservation issues. The Real Wood Bible is the essential reference for the appreciation of the practical beauty of the world's most popular building material.
Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway
Paperback ISBN: 1561586447
Celebrating an American classic, the authors introduce readers to getaway cabins of every kind through hundreds of photographs, illustrations, detailed descriptions, and site and floor plans, covering four basic styles--rustic, traditional, transformed, and modern. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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 Not So Big House
A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
Paperback ISBN: 1561583766
Proposes guidelines for creating intimate homes that serve both spiritual needs and material requirements, covering such topics as specific lifestyles, budgeting, and energy-efficient construction. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Log Homes Made Easy
Contracting and Building Your Own Log Home
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0811728471
Explores all the myths and realities of log home construction and walks the reader through the actual construction process. Revised and updated with added content about sustainable construction methods as well as the manufactured log home industry.