Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: And How to Make Them (Paperback)
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!
About the Author
Daniel Carter Beard (1850-1941) was an author, illustrator, and founder of two societies for boysthe Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905 and the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. He authored and illustrated more than twenty books, including The American Boys Handy Book.