Homestead Builder: Practical Hints For Handy-Men

By: Dwyer, C. P.

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New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 145 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. First published in 1872 for homesteaders migrating west from the settled eastern part of the United States, this practical guide to the construction of a variety of homes from wood, earth, and gravel, as well as outbuildings, gates, a cellar, furniture, and many other necessary implements of self-sufficient rural life, is as down-to-earth today as it was when it first appeared. quaint language of the original title page reads, "Practical Hints for Handy-Men Showing Clearly How to Plan and Construct Dwellings in the Bush, on the Prairie, or Elsewhere, Cheaply and Well, With Wood, Earth, Gravel. Copiously Illustrated. " Well put! A delightful, historic guide that withstands the test of time.


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Originally published in 1872, HOMESTEAD BUILDER is filled with plans and precise instructions for building a home, using materials such as wood, earth and gravel. It includes log cabins, slab houses, farm houses and more, as well as instructions on building an outdoor oven, a cellar, fences, gates, gardens and furniture. This is a completely useful handbook as well as a fascinating historical record of the American pioneer.

Title: Homestead Builder: Practical Hints For Handy-Men

Author Name: Dwyer, C. P.

Categories: Homesteading,

Edition: 2

Publisher: Lyons Press: 2007-09-01

ISBN Number: 159921153X

ISBN Number 13: 9781599211534

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: Alibris0015765