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Its a classic American dream: a beautiful log home nestled in the woods, standing proudly on a mountain top, poised on a hillside, or serenely overlooking a sparkling lake or stream. With walls that beautifully blend the art of nature with the hand of human labor, no other kind of dwelling so poetically expresses the pioneering, self-sufficient spirit that made this nation great.
If youre looking to make this dream a reality, let seasoned professionals Clyde and Jeffrey Cremer help you navigate the often puzzling maze of buying and building a log home. With this indispensable guide, Clyde and Jeffrey advise you on every aspect of the process, from idea stage to completed project, and explains how to choose the right style of home to fit your budget and site selection.
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The Complete Guide to Log Homes gives you all the information you need to make an informed, educated decision on buying or building a log home. Take the first step today toward having the home of your dreams!
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Paperback: 192 pages
The Tree: A Wood-Producing Machine
Wood ï¿½ Factors in Insulation and Shrinkage
Tree Species Used in Log Homes
Timber: Logging and Preparation
Types of Logs
Log Corner Sections
Windows and Doors
Types of Windows
Keeping it Together: Fastening and Sealing Methods
How Much Does a Log Home Cost to Build?
Doing It Yourself: Some Important Considerations
Building to Last
Caring for Your Log Home
Threats to Your Home
Evaluating and Purchasing an Existing Log Home
Buying an Existing Log Home Checklist
About the Authors
About American Log Homes
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