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From one of "Fine Homebuilding's "best-loved authors, Larry Haun, comes a unique story that looks at American home building from the perspective of twelve houses he has known intimately. Part memoir, part cultural history, "A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses "takes the reader house by house over an arc of 100 years. Along with period photos, the author shows us the sod house in Nebraska where his mother was born, the frame house of his childhood, the production houses he built in the San Fernando Valley, and the Habitat for Humanity homes he devotes his time to now. It's an engaging read written by a veteran builder with a thoughtful awareness of what was intrinsic to home building in the past and the many ways it has evolved. Builders and history lovers will appreciate his deep connection to the natural world, yearning for simplicity, respect for humanity, and evocative notion of what we mean by "home."

About Larry Haun

Larry Haun began his building career on the Nebraska prairie, where at 17 he helped to build his first house. In 1950, he began framing in Albuquerque, N.M. and in 1951, he joined his older brother in a Los Angeles building boom that brought about rapid change in tools, materials and building methods. He is the author of How to Build a House, with three companion videos on how to frame a house.

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Author : Larry Haun
Publisher : Taunton Press
Data Published : 01 September 2011
ISBN : 1600854893
EAN : 9781600854897
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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