Log Cabin Classics

Log Cabin Classics

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Designed to bring the true spirit of cabin style back to its roots, Robbin Obomsawin's latest book 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 includes practical construction advice, straightforward and creative design, advice on using local materials and choosing a site, architectural details, and handcrafted artistry. These principles are applied to a collection of one-of-a-kind plans you can use as springboards for creating your own "log cabin classic." Log Cabin Classics features 20 classic cabin designs under 1,500 square feet. Robbin Obomsawin is the construction manager and general contractor for Beaver Creek Log Homes. She has served as vice president of the American/Canadian Log Builders Association for Handcrafters. She is the author of Small Log Homes, Best Log Home Plans and The Not So Log Cabin. She lives in Westdale, New York.show more

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  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 203.2 x 203.2 x 20.32mm | 635.03g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 125 colour photographs
  • 1586853155
  • 9781586853150

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LOG CABIN CLASSICS Log cabin living is dreamed by the romantic sole. Were life is never ordinary- a home that is far from average and the imagination is the best tool for building a house with tree house charm. There are 20 log cabin classics thoughtfully planed with soulful designs, an earthy blend and a hearty mix of styles. Log Cabin Classics is not just a decor but a way of life were all is considered as simplicity in it self can be spectacular! This more simple form of cabin architecture gives us the added time to dream bigger dreams! Other books by author, Robbin Obomsawin, that help take the dream of building a log home to reality. The Not So Log Cabin. Log element construction is a new highbred of log building that takes a standard stick-frame home and carefully places handcrafted log elements into its design, creating a home with warmth, beauty, and architectural interest. Log element structures may incorporate such details as; log stairs, log trusses, log floor joists, twig art, and log railing. The Not So Log Cabin features 22 (?)classic floor plans that are meticulously detailed with character and whimsy. Small Log Homes, Storybook Plans & Advice. Sage advice on building and constructing a handcrafted log home, full of information on economy and space management in a small log home without the feeling of being cramped or hamstrung. The book beautifully illustrated storybook log homes with 15 classic floor plans and a touch of whimsy. Small Log Homes is packed full of useful information that helps sort through your wishes and dreams to build the perfect log home. Best Log Home Plans. Thirty of the most popular floor plans from top handcrafted design professionals, each thoughtfully planned incorporate distinctive quality and timeless design. They take the dreamer beyond the standard construction drawings and average floor plans to a place of builder/owner. The most asked questions in the industry are addressed with some of the special consideration of constructing a log home. Best Log Home Plans also takes you though what you must now about working with the contractor and design professional to keep your home building process efficient, with a clear and cost-effective form of communication with the trades.show more

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..a useful guidebook for building homes in which simplicity is revered over opulence. The author combines traditional handcrafted artistry and natural inspiration with modern, space-saving designs for traditional-style cabins that are updated with a touch of whimsy for today's lifestyle.show more

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