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Log Building Costruction Manual

Log Building Construction Manual - REVISED

by Robert Chambers

bb138 Log Construction Manual - Revised 2016

Considered to be the most up to day instructional book that explains many of the more technical points of handcrafted log work in a scribed fit, natural taper log style.

One Man's Wilderness

Book-One Man's Wilderness


by Sam Keith - An Alaskan Odyssey

From Proenneke's journal, and with first-hand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.

The owner built house

The Owner Built House
Living in Harmony with your Environment

 by B. Allan Mackie.

bb157-Owner Built House - Revised Edition

Allan Mackie's newest book. Allan Mackie believes - and demonstrates in this book - that attitude is at least as important as carpentry skills.

Crafting Log Homes Solar Style

Crafting Log Homes Solar Style

Rex and Yvonne Ewing

A down to earth guide to building solar-powered log homes, complete with how-to illustrations and photos plus enlightening profiles of log home owners across the country using solar power and/or living off the grid.

The Classic Hewn Log Home

by Charles McRaven

#bb110 The Classic Hewn Log Home

Focusing on the hewn face, dovetail corner, chinked style of building, Progresses into repairing and restoring. One of the few places you can find "recipes" for traditional mortar mixes.

Patterns from the Golden Age of Rustic Design

Patterns from the Golden Age of Rustic Design

bb255-Patterns from the Golden Age of Rustic Design: Park and Recreation Structures from the 1930's. Reprint of the 1938 National Park Service CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), Albert Good. This is 3 books reprinted as 1 softbound edition with over 600 pages.


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Building with Logs

Building with Logs

by B. Allan Mackie

bb115 Building-with-logs

This revised and expanded edition has been eagerly awaited. One of the few  books on the market we're aware of that explains the shrink-to-fit saddle notch corner system. 

Log Span Tables

Log Span Tables

for Floor Joists, Beams and Roof Support Systems
by B. Allan Mackie, Norman A. Read and Thomas M. Hahney

bb150 Log Span Tables

A technical, pocket-sized book full of calculations for round logs. 

The Woodland Year front cover

The Woodland Year


Ben Law

From the author of 'The Woodland House' comes this book full of coppicing crafts, tempting woodland receipes (how about Bilberry Pancakes?), timber framing, eco-building, nature conservation, species diversity...it's all here.

Build Your Own Log Home

Build Your Own Log Home

by Roger Hard

#bb105 Build Your Own Low Cost Log Home

With this book you'll learn basic construction techniques for both simple one store and more complex multi story dwellings. Shows information on building using both flat on flat and coped methods of building, as well as how to erect a "kit" log shell.

The Homestead Builder

Homestead Builder


First published in 1872, this book is filled with advice on the best ways to plan and construct dwellings in any location, using wood, earth and gravel.

The Woodland House front cover

The Woodland House


by Ben Law

2nd edition which includes the 7 year update.

Voted 'Best Ever Build' on Grand Designs TV program in the UK.

L'art de la Fuste (in French)

L'art de la Fuste (in French)

Technique de Construction en Rondins Bruts (in French)
by Marie-France et Theirry Houdart


Cahier numero 3: Conception et plans

How to Afford your Own Log Home

How to Afford Your Own Log Home

Save 25% Without Lifting a Log (5th Edition)
by Carl Heldman

bb135 How to Afford Your Own Log Home

Completely updated. Tells you everything you need to know to get the log home of your dreams at an affordable price. 

Log Homes Made Easy

Log Homes Made Easy

Contracting and Building Your Own Log Home
by Jim Cooper

bb140 Log Homes Made Easy

One of the most popular owner-builder books. Walks you through the actual construction process.  Now in its 3rd edition.


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Log Home Secrets of Success


Log Home Secrets of Succes

Takes you from dreaming of a log home to actually building and living comfortably in one.

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