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Log Home Floor Plans
Roland Sweet
Description100bestloghomeplans
Choosing the right floor plan for your new log home, while a fun experience, can also be a daunting one. With so many plans available from so many different sources you might find yourself struggling to make your decision. 100 Best Log Home Floor Plans, from the editor of Log Homes Illustrated magazine, is your solution. Editor Roland Sweet teamed up with the nation's major log home manufacturers to bring you is must- have floor plan book featuring 100 of the greatest plans available.
Price
$24.99

LOG HOMES MADE EASY
Jim Cooperlog homes made easy
Description
This edition of Log Homes Made Easy will take you through the steps of getting started, choosing an architect, basic construction skills and tools, planning site, roads, wells, septic systems, framing, wiring, plumbing, and roofing. It will also assist you in scheduling and controlling cost. A great buy for anyone trying to get started on building their dream.
Price
$16.95

BE YOUR OWN CONTRACTOR
Carl Heldmancontractor
Description
This is the way to do it all by yourself. If you can deal with people in a fair manner, you can build your own house or addition. You will learn that you can get exactly the house you want, done the way you want. This book contains steps such as selecting land, securing financing, developing plans, and identifying cost saving options.
Price

$14.95

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO CONTRACTING YOUR HOME

Kent Lester & Dave McGuerty

Description

This new edition of The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home gives aspiring homeowners exactly the information they need to manage their own construction project. Full-color illustrations and photographs with revamped forms and checklists present the material much like a project manual used by professional contractors.

 

Price $24.99

BUILDING AND RESTORING
HEWN LOG HOUSE
hewn log house
Charles McRaven
Description
This is the book for the person looking to restore or build a hewn log home. It will take you through the steps of selecting appropriate logs, replacing rotted wood, and how to solve the problem that caused the rot in the first place. Also, it will take you through the process of hewing logs all by yourself.
Price

$21.99

NOTCHES OF ALL KINDSnotches
B. Allan Mackie
Description
This is a good reference book, exploring many different kinds of timber joinery. Shows many different notches and how to make them
Price

$22.00

 

SMALL HOUSE DESIGNS
small house designs Kenneth R. Tremblay, Jr. & Lawrence Van Bamford
Description
Each drawing includes an exterior drawing, floor plan, site plan, axonometric of interior, and elevations.
Price

$19.99

 

BUILD YOUR OWN LOW COST LOG HOME
Roger Hardlow cost home
Description
This is the basic book for the log house builder with those special tips that come only with much experience. "If it's a log house you're considering, built of your own logs or from a kit, here is one of the best books on this popular subject" (Country Journal).
Price

$19.95

 

BUILD A CLASSIC TIMBER-FRAMED HOUSE
Jack A. Sobontimberframe
Description
With these step-by-step instructions you can build your own classic timber-framed house--one that features a level of craftsmanship rare in modern construction.
Price

$21.95

 

HOW TO AFFORD YOUR OWN LOG HOME

Carl Heldmannaffordable log

Description

This completely updated fifth edition tells you everything you need to know to get the log home of your dreams at an affordable price. Sixteen pages of full-color photos give you a sampling of today's lg home styles and sizes.

Price: 17.95

 

 

LOG CABIN AND HOW TO BUILD THEMlog cabins,how to build

Willam Swanson

Description

Everthing you'll need to know about building a log cabin presented in one handy, classic volume. A step-by-step illustrated guide that will give an inexperienced builder a true picture of how a log cabin can be built by various time and labor saving methods.

Price: 12.95

 

NEW COMPACT HOUSE DESIGNSnew compact house
Don Metz
Description
Houses of the future will be smaller, more energy-efficient, and better suited to their environments. Intelligent design solutions can help expand the scope and livability of a compact house, making it elegant as well as practical.
Price

$19.95

 

BUILDING WITH LOGS IN NZ
Bill Knight & Liz Brookbuildinginn
Description
This book describes and illustrates the various stages of building a log home. In clear, lively style, they cover cost, drawing up plans, choosing a site, laying down foundations, the tools for the job, and how to get the work done.
Price

$12.00

RUSTIC RETREATS:
A BUILD IT YOURSELF GUIDE
rustic retreats
David & Jeanie Stiles
Description
Do you like hunting or fishing or just love nature? The woodland hideaway you've dreamed of is in these pages. From an elegant water gazebo to a traditional tipi, you'll find it in Rustic Retreats: A Build it Yourself Guide.

Price

$19.99

 

LOW-COST POLE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION:
THE COMPLETE HOW-TO-BOOK
low cost pole
Ralph Wolfe
Description
This one-of-a-kind book will save you money, labor, time and materials in building a small home or other structure. It involves limited grading, no excavation for other types of building, good wind resistance, and fewer materials.
Price
$14.95

 

THE LOG HOME MAINTENANCE GUIDE
Gary Schroederlog home maintenance guide
Description
Gary Schroeder is a log home maintenance professional with 10 years of experience building and repairing log homes. There are beautiful, details color photos throughout.
Price

$24.95

 

THE CLASSIC HEWN-LOG HOUSE

Charles McRavenclassic hewn log house

Description

This is a learn book that teaches you to Hewn a log with a boadaxe, make a dovetail notch, replacerotten logs, find and use vintage logs.

Price: 19.95

 

LOG HOME CARE AND MAINTENANCE

JIM DAVISlog home care and maintenance

Description

Complete instructions for dealing with the main enemies of a log home: sun, moisture, insects, and neglect. Complete remedial instructions for owners with existing structural problems. Charts, recommendations on maintenance and sealents product types, and checklist for prospective buyers of previously-owned log homes.

Price: 19.95

 

THE CRAFT OF LOG BUILDINGthecraftoflogbuilding
Herman Phelps translated by Roger MacGregor
Description
It begins with the physical make-up and properties of wood, and continues with foundations and sills, log walls, cornerwork and partition wall joinery (including notching techniques), and roof framing. Every facet of construction is illustrated by photographic material and exceptional
drawings.

Price
$16.95

 

SPECIALIZED JOINERY
Edited by
Richard Greenhalgh

Description
Selected from the works of a number of early British woodworking authors, this book presents many specialized joints, techniques and designs not covered in current texts.
Price

$10.95

 

 

THE ARCHITECTURE OF COUNTRY HOUSES
A.J. Downing
Description
First published in New York in 1850, the book
focuses entirely on rural architecture. The 320
illustrations are excellent; all of the houses are
shown en scene in steel engravings.

Price

$11.95

 

TIMBERFRAME: THE ART AND CRAFT OF THE POST-AND-BEAM HOME

Tedd Benson

Descriptiontimber

Timberfame explores the lush, varied design potentail of this timeless architural form. With 400 color photographs, drawings, and plans, the book showcases 23 homes and 6 timberframe additions that display the warmth, character, and versatility of today's timberframe home. For homeowners and fans of this classic building form, Timberframe is a stunning visual gallery and a compelling source of inspration.

Price: 29.95

THE TIMBER-FRAME HOME: REVISED AND UPDATED SECOND EDITION

Tedd Bensontimber 2nd

Description

In this new edition of his best-selling book, Tedd Beson--known internationally as a master craftsman, author, and teacher-shows how to adapt the sturdy elegance of tiber-frame construction to the needs of modern life.

Price: 34.95

 

FROM LOG TO LOG HOUSE
Sven-Gunnar Håkansson
(translated by Sture Carlsson)

Description
This book captures the essential knowledge developed over the centuries by Scandinavian log builders, together with a range of ideas for modern plans and designs.
Price

$22.95

 

HOW TO BUILD YOUR DREAM CABIN IN THE WOODS.

J. Wayne Fears

Description

A guidebook to make dreams become reality, Fears covers-in words, photos, diagram, and blueprints-all the important points, from buying land, to planning your structure, to actually doing it-either on your own, or with some help.

Price: $14.95

 

LOG CONSTRUCTION MANUAL

Robert W. Chambers

Description

This book tells you what you need to know to build your own handcrafted log home, and also reveals the deep rhythms and patterns of log construction. This is a comprehensive book for log home owners-builders-beginners as well as log home professionals.

Price:$37.95

 

THE LOG CABIN

Len McDougall

Description

An extraordinary blend of how-to manual and memoir of resilience that will surely fascinate, perhaps repel, and maybe even inspire the reader to take a chance on a little more self-reliance-if not in the woods, then in everyday life.

Price: 22.95

 

Small Log Homes

Robbin Obomsawin

Descriptionsmall log homes

Whether your're dreaming of a starter home or a lifelong retreat, Small Log Homes is an indispensable idea book for planning, building, and outfitting your cabin in the woods or on the prairie. Lush photographs show how log-home owners, builders, and contractors around the country have achieved the richness and warmth of cabin living within the bounds of economy and space management. And all without feeling cramped or hamstrung. The perfect starting point for your own cabin, fifteen plans by contractor/author Robbin Obomsawin are thoughtfully designed to help you develop and create a structure that will reflect your personal style and match your vision of the perfect log home. The result is a home that feels large but has fewer than 2500 square feet. Practicing prudence and economy of space, her floor plans have been created to simplify life one's own, or the comings and goings of an entire family. As Small Log Homes inspires your own cozy log-home dreams, quality designs and decor are bound to materialize into a timeless treasure for many generations to enjoy.

Price $21.99

 

Log Home Secrets of Success:An Insider's Guide to Making Your Dream Home a Reality

Roland Sweet

Description

Log Home Secrets of Success

A savvy guide that takes you from dreaming of a log home to actually building and living comfortably in one. Industry insider Roland Sweet reveals tips and insights about the various facets of designing a log home, selecting a log-home producer, and evaluating log packages. Plus you'll get real-world advice on calculating costs, what to look for when buying land, making energy-wise decisions, the importance of assembling a team that shares your vision, working with a builder, and much more. An invaluable resource, complete with photos, advice from log-home owners and an extensive and useful appendix.

Price $22.95

Log Cabin Classics

Robbin Obomsawin

Descriptionlogcabinclassics

Have you ever wondered how many details could be packed into a cabin under 1,500 square feet? Designed to bring the true spirit if cabin style back to its roots, Log Cabin Classics is inspired by nostalgic, old world cabins and filled with tips for meeting today's current needs. Since place not space is what true harmony with nature and cabin living is about, Log Cabin Classics and creative design, advice on using local materials and choosing a site, architectural details, and handcrafted artistry. These principles are then applied to a collection of one of a kind plans you can use as springboards to creating your own "log cabin classic." Log Cabin Classics is perfect for first time homeowners, empty nesters, the conservative family that values the wealth of nature, or the vacation homeowner in need of simplicity. Move away from the high tech surge of grand cabin design of the last decade and come home to the natural inspiration and warmth of Log Cabin Classics.

Price $21.95

The Arts &Crafts Cabin

Robbin Obomsawin Photographs by Roger Wade

Descriptiontheartsandcraftscabin

The rich arts & crafts heritage created by William Morris, Gustav Stickley, and Charles and Henry Greene is inspiring today's hybrid cabin design. Much as wth the original arts and crafts movement in the late 1800's, which was a reaction against elaborate and mass produced machine made goods, today's handcraftsmen are turning away from the cookie cutter cabin and toward designs in the Arts & Crafts spirit. They are creating homes that are inspired by nature and built to last. In her fifth book, author Robbin Obomsawin takes you on a tour of homes that relate to the natural environment, incorporate porches and windows, and are simple in design but showcase the natural materials from which they are made. These cabins have open floor plans that encourage family life, and incorporate the ideals of simplicity, utility, and handcraftsmanship in their design. They illistrate Gustav Stickley's dream that "a home shoul give a sense of peace and comfort."

Price $39.95

 

The Not So Log Cabin

Robbin Obomsawin

Descriptionthenotsologcabin

Borrowing from many different construction methods while toning down the use of log resources, the log element house is coming to the fore. Its a hybrid style incorporating whole log post and beam with old-world timberframe methods. The Not So Log Cabin relies on detailing-such as twig art, log beams, stairs, railings, and support columns-within a conventionally built structure. Mixtures of these elements create a dramatic contrast of rustic logs against a canvas of more delicate materials including stone and glass. Filled with tips for new construction and remodels, the not so log cabin is the idea book for the next generation of log cabin lovers interested in a greener home, one that respects and utilizes natural resources to thier fullest potential.

Price $39.95

The Adirondack Cabin

Robbin Obomsawin Photographs by Nancie Battagilia

Descriptionthe adirondackcabin

The Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York are world famous for thier camps built from the land, surrounded by some of the most inspiring, untamed and stunning landscape in the world. Ths rugged terrain gave birth to its own form of distinctive architechture that has stood the test of time and remains a clasic. The Adirondack Cabin highlights the components that make an adirondack camp spectacular, including traditional exterior siding choices, heavy timber construction methods, and classsic elegance of log elements and accents.

Price $24.95

 

The Illustrated Guide To Log Home Construction:From Shell to Finished Home

Descriptionfploghomeconst

This is a very unique book tha focuses exclusively on converting the log shell into a finished home. It is a must have guide for builders and contractors and do it yourself enthusiasts. It covers steps from foundations to kitchen cabinets using individual chapters to show an aspect of the finishing process. Three dimensional color drawings are used to show how to effectively install sealants, gaskets and vapor barriers to achieve maximum results.

Price $49.99



 


 

Log Home Resource Center
P.O. Box 242776
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223

1 (800) 441-1564


 
 
 
 

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Bandsaws

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Furniture
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