American Antique Furniture  Edgar Miller  M. Barrows & Co.  Hardcover  Very Good  $29.50
 1937 Volumes One and Two. Subtitled "A Book for Amateurs." Both volumes have owner insctiptions in front and tiny bookstore stickers. Rest of books are clean & sturdy.
   American Log Homes  Arthur Thiede  Gibbs Smith  Paperback  Mint  $10.00
 Co-authored by Cindy Teipner, this is a pictorial tour of over 50 log homes, ranging from the traditional cabin where Abraham Lincoln was born to lavish new homes throughout the U.S. If you are considering a log home structure, this book will serve as a sourcebook for helping to define your own unique home. Excellent photography with many shots of interior detail. 194 pages, indexed, was $24.95
   Audels Carpenters & Builders Guide - 4 v  Frank Graham  Audel    Very Good  $60.00
 This four volume set is in really nice, clean condition. Profusely illustrated
   Beauty of Straw Bale Homes  Athena & Bill Steen  Chelsea Green  Paperback  New  $16.00
 A Real Goods publication, this little book holds lots of inspiration, happy people, and inspiring designs. Was $22.95, now only $16.00
   Build Your Own Low-Cost Log Home  Roger Hard  Storey  Paperback  New  $19.95
 Published in 1985 and still a strong backlist title on log construction. Over 210,000 copies sold. Updated edition. Detailed line drawings and B&W photos throughout the book complement the text. Use your own logs or a kit. Very helpful book for the homesteader.
   Building Your Own Greenhouse  Mark Freeman  Stackpole  Paperback  New  $19.95
 1997. First Edition. Signed. "Building a greenhouse can be easy & inexpensive with this comprehensive handbook. Practical instructions guide you through every step of the process." Make sure you pick up his Gardening in Your Own Greenhouse book too.
   Complete Book of Furniture Repair  Ralph Parsons Kinney  Scribners  Hardcover  Near Fine  $5.00
 1971. Revised edition. Based on The Family Handyman magazine. Nice textured terracotta cloth covers with gold letterting on spine. Dust jacket is near perfect and colorful. 276 pages, indexed, illustrated throughout with drawings and B&W photos.
   Craft of Log Building  Hermann Phelps  Lee Valley Tools  Hardcover  Fair  $69.00
 1982. Lee Valley Tools, LTD Ottawa Ontario CN. A somewhat hard to find volume on building with logs. Some very fine international examples of construction. Inside, the book is missing the free endpage and where it was trimmed away, along the binding is a bit raw. It has a nice dust jacket, a bit worn on edges but still clean and attractive, now in mylar wraps. Book has a sticker front and back that suggests it was a library copy. All else good of this oversized, fully illustrated volume.
   Dry Kiln Operators Manual  Edmund Rasmussen  U.S. Govt  Paperback  Very Good  $18.50
 1961. Agriculture Handbook No. 188. Illustrated and indexed. 197 pages. Some discoloration and shelf wear to cover. Pages are clean.
   Fence Bible  Jeff Beneke  Storey  Paperback  New  $24.95
 2005. "How to plan, install, and build fences and gates to meet every home style and property need, no matter what size your yard."
   Fun of Refinishing Furniture  George Grotz  Maple Press  Paperback  Very Good  $4.00
 1976. Well-known master furniture restorer, George Grotz gives us an A - Z guide of furniture wit and wisdom. A few quirky line drawings are found within the text, how to fix and refinish over 50 pieces and styles of furniture. A big job for this little unassuming book. 243 pages, indexed. I like the Furntiture Doctor's Guide to Antique Furniture Periods on the back cover.
   Furniture Repair and Construction   IDEA  IDEA  Hardcover  Pub Overstock  $8.00
 1998. Spain. "Styles, restorking and projects, step by step". This looks like a really neat book for anyone interesting in preserving and creating period furniture. Lots and lots of helpful hints, how to information and well-illustrated project plans. All pages heavily illustrated. And what a super buy at only $8.00. Decorative endpages, full dust jacket, 181 pages, indexed. Mind condition.
   Great Moments in Architecture  David Macaulay  Houghton Mifflin  Paperback  Good  $29.00
 1978. First Edition. First Printing. Pages free of marks. Some scratches on cover - a little wear.
   Home Systems & Appliances  J.T. Adams  Arco  Hardcover  Good  $10.50
 1981. How to Buy, Repair, & Maintain Home Systems & Appliances. 1207 pages. Detailed diagrams. Even has a section on solar hot water systems. Pages are clean. Cover points bumped.
   Home Water Supply  Stu Campbell  Storey Books  Paperback  New  $18.95
 Subtitled, "How to Find, Filter, Store, and Conserve It", this is a classic guide to securing a good, reliable water source. Originally published in 1983, this book has gone through numerous printings and remains a strong source of information on water security because it addresses such a wide variety of situations. With descriptive illustrations by Bob Vogels and clear, simple language from the author, any average homeowner can be better equipped to handle their water source and supply problems.
   Homes that Heal  Athena Thompson  New Society    New  $26.95
 2005. Second Printing. "Homes that Heal and those that don't." "How your home may be harming your family's health." " Easy-to-read, solutions-orientated, and humorous, this book is full of advice and stories that empower families to take back their health on a daily basis."
   Hot Tubs, Saunas, & Steam Baths  Alan Sanderfoot  Storey  Paperback  New  $19.95
 2005. "A Guide for Planning & Designing Your Home Health Spa." Help to choose and install your relaxation device!
   How to Build Cabins and Ranch Houses   Popular Science  Popular Science  Hardcover  Good  $12.00
 1952. "With Complete Directions and Plans for Interiors, Furniture, Landscaping and Modern Improvements." Also includes chapters on fireplaces & chimneys, roadside stands and ranch houses. Dark green cover with bright yellow text. Corner wear. No DJ. Endpapers are stained but the other pages are fine.
   Kitchens and Bathrooms   Sunset  Sunset/Lane  Paperback  Good  $4.00
 Chock full of ideas to get you going on designing and creating a new kitchen or bathroom. Solid information and good how-to illustrations.
   Lifting the Lid  Peter Harper  C.A.T.  Paperback  New  $15.95
 1999. "An ecological approach to toilet systems." Co-authored with Louise Halestrap. Alternatives to the flush toilet. Also includes a section on how to get the most from your septic system
   Log Home Care and Maintenance  Jim Davis  Lyons Press / Globe Pequot  Paperback  New  $19.95
 Everything You Need to Know to Buy, Maintain, and Enjoy Your Log Home. This book is " a valuable reference that will help you save time and money, and avoid frustration - while ensuring that you get all the benefits and pleasure of living in a beautiful, solid, and satisfying home." Includes information on: types of wood, inspection, design, prevention, & a complete easy-to-follow plan of maintenance. Also included are instructions for owners with existing structural problems & checklists for prospective buyers of previously-owned homes.
   Log Home Maintenance Guide  Gary Schroeder  Countryman Press  Paperback  New  $24.95
 2003. "A Field Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Solving Problems." Log homes "can present unique repair and maintenance challenges for the homeowner. Many log home owners do inadvertent damage to their expensive homes by incorrectly treating their problems. Now log home expert Gary Schroeder offers the first and only complete guide to log home maintenance and repair." "Also offers valuable advice " to prospective owners "on design flaws that lead to later problems."
   Making Bent Willow Furniture  Brenda and Brian Cameron  Storey Books  Paperback  New  $19.95
 A slender volume, part of 'The Rustic Home' series. 1998, 139 pages. A project book that teaches you - from start to finish - how to make beautiful, functional bent willow furniture.
   New Ecological Home  Daniel Chiras  Chelsea Green  Paperback  New  $35.00
 2004. "The New Ecological Home contains a wealth of up-to-date practical information on green building techniques, materials, products, and technologies, including: Engergy efficient design, Wood wise construction, Passive solar heating and cooling, Earth-sheltered architecture, Environmental landscaping and Nontoxic and natural building materials."
   New Family Home  Jim Toplin  Taunton Press  Paperback  New  $12.00
 2001. This gorgeous, oversized paperback has a glassy, full color cover with wrap-around flaps. Presented by the author of the bestselling book, "The New Cottage Home'. With Mary Lathrop. "Creating the Perfect Home for Today and Tomorrow". Beautiful photography throughout the volume displays innovative design ideas and inspire the reader to integrate new elements into their home. Was $24.95, now more than 50% off at only $12 bucks. What a bargain! Read more.
   Outhouse Revisited  Don Harron  Firefly  Hardcover  New  $19.95
 1996. With photographs by Sherman Hines, this oversized, slender book is a tribute to the outback outhouse. Love the decorated endpages which depict architctural drawings for Hines' personal outhouse. Shiny full color dust jacket. The book draws together a unique collection of privies - from almost elegant to run-down and dirty. But all of them have character and it is a good reminder for anyone breaking in a wilderness homestead - make your ouhouse a reasonably interesting place to visit. Add your personal touch!
   Outhouses of the West  Silver Donald Cameron  Firefly  Hardcover  Pub Overstock  $7.50
 2000. Photographs by Sherman Hines. Who would guess a primitive bathrrom could look so good! Originally sold at $19.95 - now only $7.50 - makes a great gift.
   Place of My Own  Michael Pollan  Random House  Hardcover  Mint  $9.50
 Education of an Amateur Builder. An absorbing and sometimes comic narrative that intertwines the day to day work of design and buildings. With an eye on Thoreau, the author dramatises the satisfactions of transforming a tree into a house. As new condition of later printing.
   Resourceful Renovator  Jennifer Corson  Chelsea Green  Paperback  Very Good  $10.00
More about this bookSubtitled, "A Gallery of Ideas for Reusing Buidling Materials". This slender paperback is a handy and inspiring resource for the creative homeowner. "Recycling has never looked so good!" Originally published in 2000 at $24.95, now only $10.00!
   Rustic Construction  W. Ben Hunt  Bruce Pub Co.  Hardcover  Good  $28.00
 1939. "Not only pleasing to the eye but they also withstand the ravages of the weather and the abuse of rough handling." How to make everything from slab furniture to fences. 78 pages - indexed and illustrated. Cover is sun faded.
   Sewage Solutions  Nick Grant  C.A.T.    New  $15.95
 2000. "Answering the call of nature." Written by Nick Grant, Mark Moodie & Chris Weedon. "Sewage need not be waste. It can be a source of nutrients to feed soil and plants. Instead of polluting watercourses, you can recyle sewage waste using natural processes. This book helps you make the best choices for small scale sewage treatment - dealing safely with the sewage of up to about 50 people."
   Shelter Sketchbook  John S Taylor  Chelsea Green  Paperback  New  $18.95
 "Timeless Building Solutions". A beautiful book filled with the author's pen and ink sketches depicting elegant and practical structures.
   Straw Bale Details  Chris Magwood  New Society  Spiral  New  $32.95
 2001.Co-authored with Chris Walker. "Manual for Designers & Builders." "Perfect companion for those who are serious about building with straw. It focuses entirely on the specific design theories and practices that result in well-built, long lasting bale structures, and extends the range of books like 'Straw Bale Building' through large, easy-to-read architectural drawings rendered for a wide variety of building options, including load-bearing and post-and-beam designs." 59 pages - handy spiral binding allows it to lay flat when reading.
   TOIL  Jody Procter  Chelsea Green  Paperback  New  $14.95
 It's only a job….it's only a job…..it's only a job. But really it is also a passion and a compulsion. The members of the crew are hardworking and harried, each with a quietly significant story of their own. Procter allows us a glimpse into their lives, his own ups and downs and the dynamics of on-site construction. Interesting to anyone on a building crew and those who love them. Paperback, 223 pages.


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