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Home Building and Woodworking in Colonial America

Home Building and Woodworking in Colonial America

$22.95

Discover the tools and technology used by colonists to build homes that stand the test of time.

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Description

Home Building and Woodworking in Colonial America serves as an extensively illustrated sourcebook on seventeenth and eighteenth century construction and carpentry. Gain insights into the expertise of colonial builders, and discover the tools and natural materials they employed to create structures that would endure for centuries. The explored areas of expertise in this text include:

  • using a chalk line, broadax, and adz to square a home’s main beams
  • producing post and beam joints with a crosscut saw, square, and chisel
  • raising outer walls and rafters
  • using a whip saw to make clapboards
  • fashioning double-hung windows, blinds, and shutters
  • making stairs, wainscoting, plaster, and paneling
  • designing a water supply system using “pump logs”

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions11 × 8.5 in

Date: November 13, 2023

Author: abuonaiuto


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