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Here is the original 19th century manual that helped pioneering Americans homestead a continent—with detailed instructions on how to build birch bark or tar paper shacks, a sawed-lumber shanty, a sod house, log cabins and much more.
Whether you are a student of history, a screenwriter looking for authentic details or a modern homesteader looking for authentic advice on how to build the way our grandparents did, then D.C. Beard’s manual is just what you’re looking for. It includes information on:
- How to use an axe
- How to split logs
- How to flatten a log
- How to build a Navajo Hogan
- How to cut and notch logs
- How to build a notched ladder
- How to make cabin doors and door-latches.
- The American log cabin
- A Fisherman’s cabin
- And much, much more.
Go back to basics with this classic of American ingenuity!