The Not So Log Cabin

The Not So Log Cabin

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Long known for her expertise in log construction, Robbin Obomsawin shakes things up in her newest book The Not So Log Cabin, which looks at how to incorporate simple log elements into any home. A fresh take on a favorite architectural style, The Not So Log Cabin combines log building with conventional construction to create a new hybrid called log-element building. It is an easy way to get the "log look" while using fewer natural resources. Log-element building ensures a unique home, because it can reflect traditional styles like Adirondack, Southwestern, or Western, depending on the desire of the builder or owner. Complete with original blueprints for log-element building, The Not So Log Cabin is a great idea book for building a not-so-ordinary log home.< BR>Robbin Obomsawin is the construction manager and general contractor for Beaver Creek Log Homes. She combines over twenty years of log-joinery experience with her knowledge of conventional construction, and has served as vice president of the American/Canadian Log Builders' Association for Handcrafters. She is the author of Small Log Homes and Best Log Home Plans. She lives in Westdale, New York.< BR>
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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 258.1 x 262.6 x 21.1mm | 1,251.93g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 145 colour photographs, 20 b&w photographs, blueprints
  • 1586851527
  • 9781586851521

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Think outside the log box! Borrowing from many different construction methods while toning down the use of log resources, the log-element home is coming to the fore. It's 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 withtips 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 their fullest potential. Whatever taste, budget, or level of log detail you envision, you are certain to find a style here that pleases you, as well as guidelines for getting the most out of your log investment.
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The Not So Log Cabin
The designs in this book will give you and your builder the license to create cabins that will inspire admiration and save the world's forests. The cabins and plans in this book illustrate the newest twist in log building since Abe Lincoln's day. Please use caution while dreamily examining the contents, and do not build your own cabin without the advice of this author. Remember, trees are the answer.
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