Cabins: A Guide to Building Your Own Nature Retreat Paperback – Mar 3 2001
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Cabins have come a long way from the 19th-century rustic structures familiar to all school children. The Stileses, a husband-and-wife team who have collaborated on a number of woodworking titles, show how to build a cabin that reflects the builder's lifestyle; some are simple, while others contain multiple rooms and utilities. Although the authors make it look easy, the amount of work that goes into a log cabin is staggering (even small cabins require 60 or more logs that each take five to seven hours to hew by hand). Other designs include a Japanese moon-gazing cabin, a pyramid-shaped cabin, and an A-frame cabin. A section on cabin accessories (including brief construction hints for rustic wood furniture) and a list of sources (including web addresses) completes this title. It should be part of in-depth public library collections.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
With this study of the what, when, where, and how of cabin building, anyone's yearning for the last great place can be satiated. (Patrick A. Smith ForeWord 2001-10-01)
The Stiles ... show how to build a cabin that reflects the builder's lifestyle. (Library Journal 2001-09-01)
If you've ever thought of building a little retreat somewhere ... you will probably enjoy this book ... Cabins is geared to the modern homebuilder -- homes have to meet modern building codes, after all -- and examines a variety of building techniques. (New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal 2001-05-26)
You'll find not only the practical issues ... but also the inspiration to help select the cabin that is perfect. (Kandis Carper Spokane Spokesman-Review 2001-05-25)
An invaluable resource ... step-by-step instructions starting with basic planning. (Stacie Gentile Calgary Sun 2001-06-16)
The kind of book that stirs the imagination. (Lexington Herald-Leader 2001-06-03)
A primer for anyone with dreams of 'getting away from it all.' (Ted Hainworth Saskatoon Star Phoenix 2001-07-21)
Clear, practical book ... full-color photos help do-it-yourselfers realize their dreams. (Log Homes Illustrated 2001-11-01)
[The book will] lead the clumsiest carpenter through the necessary steps to build a cozy getaway. (Annie Stoltie Adirondack Life 2002-10-15)
You can do it!... For tips read Cabins: A Guide to Building Your Own Nature Retreat. (Rebecca Sawyer-Fay Cottage Living 2005-04-01)
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In addition, there is a full color photo section that shows some examples of small cabins built by individuals, or couples. While some of these cabins are not that impressive, it is informative to see what can be achieved without contracting out to professionals.
This book lives up to its title: it really is for someone who is serious about building, with more diagrams than "arty" pictures of the wilderness. However, there is a nice section of color pictures in the middle of the book to give a taste of what sort of results you can expect from your efforts.
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Has good and enough information. Just what I was looking for. Highly recommend.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Reçu en bon état.
Un livre vraiment magnifique, nous l'adorons beaucoup.
Un ouvrage sérieux pour les bricoleurs.
Lots of great ideas with clear instructions on how to acheive them.Published 21 months ago by Sue McKay
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