The Classic Hewn-Log House: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building and Restoring (Paperback)

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The Classic Hewn-Log House: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building and Restoring By Charles McRaven Cover Image


A classic of early American architecture, the hewn-log house has a unique rustic charm and character. In this engaging and informative guide, Charles McRaven provides illustrated step-by-step instructions that cover every aspect of building your own log house, from selecting the site and hewing the first log to laying the final chimney stone. Whether you’re building a new house or restoring an old one, McRaven offers proven techniques and time-tested advice that will help you successfully create a warm and inviting hewn-log home.

About the Author

Charles McRaven is a stonemason and blacksmith, nationally known for building and repairing dozens of stone structures and log homes. He has written extensively on stone, including the books Building with Stone and Stonework, and articles for Country Journal, Fine Homebuilding, and many regional magazines. He lectures and conducts workshops and private courses in stone construction. Charles lives in Virginia.

Praise For…

“…this book is the perfect companion for an architect, historian or novice.” –At Home Arkansas

“…a comprehensive look at the process of building and restoring with this staple of early American architecture…” – Kitchen Bath Design News

Product Details
ISBN: 9781580175906
ISBN-10: 1580175902
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: March 29th, 2005
Pages: 208
Language: English