|From a little tool shed in the corner of the yard to a rustic getaway cabin, these are the buildings that you can put together by yourself — with the help of an illustrated manual, of course! These books guide amateur builders through every step, from foundation to roofing.|
Products in Building
|The American Builder's Companion |
by Asher Benjamin
The most widely used early 19th century architectural style and source book, this work ranges from the Colonial up into Greek Revival periods. Benjamin covers the extensive development of carpentry and construction techniques. Over 375 figures.
|Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings: A Practical Guide |
by Byron D. Halsted
Earthy, barn-building theories of 1881 extend to dog- and bird-houses and are based upon principles that still shine brightly today: light and air, space, cost, beauty, and convenience. 257 illustrations.
|How to Build Cabins, Lodges and Bungalows |
by Popular Science Monthly
Whether used as a historical or a how-to document, this straightforward manual details the construction process from foundation to roof, including chapters on porches, fireplaces, and furnishings. 72 illustrations.
|Roberts' Illustrated Millwork Catalog: A Sourcebook of Turn-of-the-Century Architectural Woodwork |
by Roberts & Co.
Reproduced from a rare 1903 catalog, this compilation displays nearly 300 black-and-white illustrations of brackets, china closets, doors, linen closets, moldings, shingles, sideboards, wainscoting, parquet floors, and other finely crafted items.
|Wood-Frame House Construction |
by Gerald E. Sherwood, Robert C. Stroh
Completely revised, updated edition of popular U.S. Government manual. Expert advice on site selection, design, excavation, materials, framing, roofing, plumbing, insulation — every step of construction process. Nearly 200 illustrations. Bibliography.