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Title:
Restoring wooden houses
Author:
Hutchins, Nigel, 1945-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781552093474
Format :
Book

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Central Library TH4816 .H89 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

Packed with practical information, illustrations and photographs, this essential guide shows how to preserve and restore wooden homes.The author gives advice on everything from care and protection of wood, paint stripping, wet and dry rot, climinating carpenter ants, to repairing the roof to ensuring proper ventilation.


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Library Journal Review

Hutchins, author of two prior "Restoring" volumes (e.g., Restoring Houses of Brick & Stone, LJ 5/15/98), here concludes the trilogy. The emphasis here is on assessment, discovery of potential problems, and direct attack or remediation. Written with long-term preservation in mind, these techniques are not for the faint of heart or those with lower skill levels. The sensitivity to preservation is demonstrated effectively and can be employed as a metaphor for quality construction of new residential buildings as well. In seven chapters, a significant body of knowledge is effectively imparted. Not all details are present, but more than enough to demonstrate the process. With dozens of black-and-white photographs and a strong resource section, this one's a keeper. Recommended for construction collections, particularly with a preservation focus.ÄAlexander Hartmann, Univ. Lib., PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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