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Cabins & Cottages

This title includes everything from choosing a site & finding an electrical power source, to clearing the land & creating a foundation. It also features a special section on designing small buildings to cope with heavy snow, high wind and flooding. Whether building a summer cottage in the woods or homesteading off the grid, this book gives readers a logical and sensible approach to building permanent shelter in out of the way places. Building a rustic cottage or log cabin is a project any DIY-er or woodworker would like to tackle because with knowledge of basic concepts, it can be easily achieved. This book gives them the complete know-how, including everything from choosing a site and creating an electrical power source, to clearing the land and creating a foundation, it offers instruction on building an A frame cabin or a rustic log cabin with a framed roof. Also included is a special section on designing small buildings to cope with Mother Nature, including earthquakes, heavy snow, high wind and flooding.
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John Kelsey is a journalist, an editor and a writer specialising in woodworking and furniture making. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and the author of several woodworking titles. He currently serves as the Editorial Director for Fox Chapel Publishing.

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