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Restoring Wooden Houses

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From the author of the illustrated manuals Restoring Old Houses and Restoring Houses of Brick and Stone, comes a third companion volume, Restoring Wooden Houses. With an emphasis on the philosophy of restoration, the book is packed with practical information, illustrations and photographs, and is the essential guide to understanding the preservation and restoration of wooden homes. Included in this beautifully designed manual are: - A historical survey of the wooden house in North America - Landscaping - Additions to existing houses - Repairing roofs - Ventilation - Floors - Trim - A special section on log houses Nigel and Donna Hutchins emphasize the philosophy and the correct approach to the restoration of wood structures, give expert advice on the care and protection of wood, wet and dry rot, and carpenter ants. They have even included some recipes for old-fashioned paint. Illustrated throughout with more than 100 black and white and color photographs, diagrams and drawings, Restoring Wooden Houses provides a wealth of information for the interested reader.

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We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

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These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.


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