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Shelters, Shacks & Shanties & How to Build Them

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Building Historically Books
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By: D.C. Beard

Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties presents lively, step-by-step tutelage on building all types of temporary and long-term accommodations from both natural and man-made materials.

Originally published in 1914, this practical classic is as essential a guide for today's modern homesteader as it was at the turn of the century. Here are instructions for dozens of worry-free shelters including a sod house for the lawn, a treetop house, over-water camps, a bog ken, and much more. Satisfying the builder's need for the creature comforts of home, it also provides tips on how to build hearths and chimneys, notched log ladders, and even how to rig a front door with a secret lock. Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties harkens back to the can-do spirit of the American frontier that still thrives today.

Other Information:
Published: 2008
Pages: 243 p.

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