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Books on Timber and Log Construction


BUILDING THE ALASKA LOG HOME

Building the Alaska log home

Author - Tom Walker
We were given this title by a customer who knows about these things - easy to follow build a log cabin manual - from felling your trees to log cabin etiquette. Don't worry about the Alaska bit in the title the techniques are good anywhere softwood logs are freely available.
Buy for £ 22.00

CORDWOOD BUILDING

Cordwood building

Author - R.Roy

An interesting method of construction using logs laid end on and embedded in some kind of mortar. There is a recipe for one mortar using sawdust - rather apt .... Examples of cordwood buildings from around the world plus building instructions for various sized structures. Buy a truck load of logs and build your own dwelling.
Buy for £ 21.00

TIMBER BUILDING IN BRITAIN

Timber building in Britain


Author - R W Brunskill
THE standard textbook on timber buildings. Divided into four sections: various timber frame construction methods, illustrated glossary of terms, survey of timber buildings from Saxon to present times, regional variations.
Buy for £ 25.00

TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION

Timber frame construction


Author - Schroder & Sobon
All about post and beam building - the theory, joints, wood etc, then plans for a shed to try it all out, then onward to bigger things - barns, houses skyscrapers (don't be silly). Very popular and rightly so.
Buy for £ 14.95

TIMBER POLE CONSTRUCTION

Timber pole construction


Author - Follett
Great introduction to the use of small poles in creating buildings.
Buy for £ 10.00

LOW COST POLE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

Low cost pole building construction

Author - R. Wolf

Based on the use of telegraph-type poles. No excavation for foundations means that pole building can often be used where other methods are non-starters, providing an economical way of erecting a building or structure, excellent for building on slopes.
Buy for £ 13.99

ROOF FRAMING

Roof framing

Author - M Gross

If you want to put a roof on anything this is the first book you will need. It shows, with measurements and plans how to cut the timber that will make the frame the roof will sit on. Everything from the simplest roof to the lid for an hexagonal gazebo. Technical and authoritative.
Buy for £ 16.95

BUILD YOUR OWN LOW COST LOG HOME

Build your own low cost log home


Author - R. Hard
From the USA where they do these things well -possibly all you need to get started on your own woody residence. Please note this is not a shed - this is a proper house with rooms and everything.
Buy for £ 14.95

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