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House & Home Design & Construction

Log Houses

Classics of the North

by (author) Peter Christopher & Richard Skinulis

Boston Mills Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2003
Design & Construction, Woodworking
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 1995
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2003
    List Price

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Log Houses is a style book, an idea resource, a log-building primer, and a tribute to the allure of an almost lost art. These authentic log houses rise out of the landscape as if they grew there, yet many grand old structures were abandoned in the first half of the twentieth century. Small wonder why in this age of mass-produced suburban dwellings, the log home stands for adventure, enduring craftsmanship, and rugged individuality.

Recent decades have witnessed a renewed interest in preserving and building new log houses. The restored and handcrafted northern log houses featured in this book are some of the most beautiful in the world.

The book also includes a how-to guide for historic and modern building techniques.

Log Houses details excellent examples of the five main construction methods:

Expansive color photographs capture not only the magnificent exteriors but also the beautifully-designed interior rooms and surrounding grounds.


About the authors

Peter Christopher and Richard Skinulis

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Editorial Reviews

A good log-house primer and guide for building techniques and it's big on style and design ideas.

Style at Home

A style book, idea resource and log-building primer. It provides stunning examples of handcrafted log homes... gorgeous color photographs.

Woodshop News

Flawless photography (112 glowing color shots) turns this book into a spectacular art gallery for "loggie" fans... accompanying text is equally bright and cheerful, giving quite a lot of information without overdoing the details.

Canadian Book Review Annual