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  • Ferris Robbinson. Authentic Log Homes. Restored Timbers for Today's Homesteads
    Authentic Log Homes. Restored Timbers for Today's Homesteads
    Ferris Robbinson
    Each gorgeous log home shown here was built with reclaimed timbers that were hand-hewn at least a century ago. The homes vary from small to large, and cover layouts from "erected as found" to modern configurations. One thing they all have in common, though, is that they look the way log homes are supposed to look. Dove-tailed corners, weathered barn wood, antique heart pine, and ancient beams, logs, and posts were used abundantly in their construction. If you're hoping to build such a home for yourself, or expand your existing home with a log addition, this book will provide help and inspiration. Each of the 27 projects featured includes a floor plan perfect for today's lifestyles, while maintaining the integrity of log home construction and preserving the great timbers that sheltered our forebearers.
  • Tina Skinner. Barn Style Living. Design and Plan Inspiration for Timber Frame Homes
    Barn Style Living. Design and Plan Inspiration for Timber Frame Homes
    Tina Skinner
    From the outside in, explore exquisite timber frame homes at your leisure. Floor plans serve as your tour guide, while leading architectural photographers illuminate the astonishing spaces and intimate detailing of authentic homes. Each evokes the grandeur of the inherited barn-style form, while expressing the individuality of the owners who took part in designing their one-of-a-kind homes. In all, 30 homes are presented for your inspection, with imagery of exteriors, great rooms, kitchens, dining areas, intimate studies, dens, and formal living rooms, as well as spacious master suites and beautifully appointed bedrooms and baths. This book will inspire all who hope to build or furnish a unique post and beam home of their own.
  • Dona Z. Meilach. The Contemporary Blacksmith
    The Contemporary Blacksmith
    Dona Z. Meilach
    This important new book tackles the burgeoning revival of the blacksmith's art. Author Dona Meilach has brought together over 500 works by nearly 200 artist-craftsmen from sixteen countries to illustrate the unprecedented activity in modern ironwork that has led to its blossoming into a serious art form. You'll learn several techniques using hot and cold forming with the results clearly shown. You'll be able to recognize how a fence, railing, grille, table, chair, knife, and other items evolve, and better appreciate their design and workmanship. Each chapter provides background for the type of objects shown - architectural ironwork, sculpture, furniture, containers and vessels, lighting fixtures and candleholders, fireplace accessories, wind vanes, household and liturgical items, and the incredible knives made of Damascus steel. You'll find ample information for how and where to begin your own study in this extensive resource list of organizations, Internet sources, publications, museums, and educational opportunities. The Contemporary Blacksmith** undoubtedly should be found in the libraries of every metalworker, art educator, architect, interior designer, ironwares collector, and crafts person.
  • Laura Jensen. The Kitchen Guide
    The Kitchen Guide
    Laura Jensen
    A wide range of treatments for every aspect of kitchen design is explored. The 427 professional color photos display many kitchen styles designed by specialists in this dynamic field. Architectural elements, such as ceiling treatments, columns, and windows are revealed; along with elements of the work space, such as sinks, ranges, and island configurations; detail elements include cabinets, back splashes, and top trim; and supplemental elements such as attached tables, pantries, and wine storage. This book is intended to act as both an idea generator and a means of facilitating clear communication between design professionals and their consumers. It includes a resource list of contributors and their contact information. This book is a must for homeowners and professional designers alike.

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