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Recommended Books

People often ask us for good reference books about restoring a log cabin, or designing a building from an antique barn. Here are two excellent books we recommend. Use the BACK button on your browser to return to the page you were viewing.

click to purchase Building and Restoring the Hewn Log House

Charles Mc Raven has written THE authoritative book on building and restoring log cabins. Building and Restoring the Hewn Log House covers everything from the home site to the roof. What to look for, avoiding trouble and step by step guidance is presented in a straightforward, interesting way. You'll pick up history and lore as well, while reading this well written book.

1-55870325-X Buy this book at

click to purchase Barn: The Art of a Working Building

BARN : The Art of a Working Building by Elric Endersby, Alexander Greenwood, and David Larkin is a must-read for anyone contemplating a timber frame barn project. This book has excellent photographs and descriptions and conversions.

ISBN 0-395-57372-6 Buy this book at