Home Improvement

Carpentry Book

Logs, Wind and Sun: Handcraft Your Own Log Home ... Then Power It with Nature by Rex A. Ewing, LaVonne Ewing Logs, Wind and Sun: Handcraft Your Own Log Home ... Then Power It with Nature
by Rex A. Ewing, LaVonne Ewing

Paperback: 304 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 10.00 x 8.00
Publisher: PixyJack Press, LLC; (August 20, 2002)
ISBN: 0965809838

Check price @ amazon.com , amazon.ca , amazon.co.uk

About the Author: Rex and LaVonne Ewing currently live and work from their solar- and wind-powered log home overlooking Colorado’s expansive front range. After handcrafting two log homes in the 1980’s, Rex spent several years as CEO of a well-respected equine nutrition firm, where he formulated and marketed numerous nutrition products worldwide. In 1997, he wrote a best-selling book on horse nutrition: "Beyond the Hay Days: A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Effective Horse Nutrition", and has been published by several equine publications. Since leaving the corporate world, Rex has been hard at work building their dream home, and writing novels. LaVonne is owner of Image Resource, a graphic design firm that specializes in book design, art catalogs, and corporate identities.

Customer Reviews
Interesting, informative and easy to read!, January 18, 2003
Reviewer: Georgie Wingfield from Fife, Scotland, Europe
When I started reading Logs Wind and Sun, I imagined I would skim the more detailed parts about construction since I don't plan to build a log home. I bought the book because I was interested in solar and wind generated electricity. But in the end, I read everything. Whenever I tried to skim, I soon came across something that caught my interest and, before I realized it, I was totally entranced with the story. The framed inserts break up the flow of the text and add little tid bits of information just when some variety is necessary. Rex's Maxims and LaVonne's Verities are a novel way of introducing light humor while at the same time making an important point. The illustrations were very concise, attractive and easily understandable. The photography was out of this world and the photos very appropriately located within the text. Every photo enhanced the message on the page where it was found. Logs Wind and Sun is clearly a product of team work, the story of a couple who, working together, accomplished their dream. I loved it, and also learned what I wanted to know about solar and wind power.

A Must Read for Log Home Wannabes, October 16, 2002
Reviewer: A reader from Masonville, CO United States
Logs, Wind and Sun is one of those rare books that is both packed with useful information and enjoyable to read. I only wish it had been available five years ago when my husband and I started drawing up plans for our own log home. We spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars trying to get utilities to our remote mountain building site. This book clearly lays out alternative power solutions that can give you the freedom to live with all the modern conveniences you need miles from the nearest power pole. The authors personal experience provides the framework for the book, but they have obviously done their homework, and all their recommendations are backed up by copious facts. The book is generously sprinkled with photos and illustrations that de-mystify and explain and personal stories that entertain and inspire. LaVonne's Verities and Rex's Maxims give you personal insights and quips. And the writing is several notches above most other how-to books, offering emotional insights into the process of building your own home, as well as the more expected practical fare. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who's ever dreamed about building a log home.

Carpentry Related Book:
Trim Carpentry Techniques: Installing Doors, Windows, Base and Crown
by Craig Savage, Lee Hov (Illustrator)
Paperback: 186 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.36 x 9.94 x 8.02
Publisher: Taunton Pr; (December 31, 2001)
ISBN: 1561583219

Trim Carpentry and Built-Ins: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Build Like a Pro Series)
by Clayton Dekorne
Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 10.98 x 9.16
Publisher: Taunton Pr; (September 2002)
ISBN: 1561584789

Timber Frame Construction: All About Post-And-Beam Building
by Jack Sobon, Roger Schroeder
Paperback: 208 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.67 x 10.90 x 8.52
Publisher: Storey Books; (June 1984)
ISBN: 0882663658

The Very Efficient Carpenter: Basic Framing for Residential Construction (For Pros, by Pros Series)
by Larry Haun
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 10.00 x 8.50
Publisher: Taunton Pr; Reprint edition (February 2002)
ISBN: 156158326X

Step-By-Step Basic Carpentry
by Allen Benjamin W. (Editor), Ben Allen (Editor)
Paperback: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.36 x 10.64 x 8.04
Publisher: Meredith Books; (September 1997)
ISBN: 069620665X

Logs, Wind and Sun: Handcraft Your Own Log Home ... Then Power It with Nature
by Rex A. Ewing, LaVonne Ewing
Paperback: 304 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 10.00 x 8.00
Publisher: PixyJack Press, LLC; (August 20, 2002)
ISBN: 0965809838

House Framing
by John D. Wagner, Timothy O. Bakke (Editor)
Paperback: 240 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.56 x 10.78 x 8.41
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press; (April 1998)
ISBN: 1880029987

Building Your Own Kitchen Cabinets: Layout-Materials-Construction-Installation
by Jere Cary
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.37 x 10.03 x 8.06
Publisher: Taunton Pr; (May 1983)
ISBN: 0918804159

Basic Stairbuilding
by Scott Schuttner
Paperback: 121 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.29 x 10.00 x 8.03
Publisher: Taunton Pr; (November 2000)
ISBN: 1561583227

Book Directory
Cleaning, Caretaking & Relocating
Decks & Patios
Hand Tools
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Home Repair
Household Hints
Plumbing & Household Automation
Power Tools

Construction Calculator & Estimating Tool
Construction Calculator
Real Estate Calculator
Electrical Calculator
Estimating Tools
Scanners & Sensors

Related: AECNetwork | Baby Shopping | Shop 4 Calculator | Power Tools Buying Guides
Other Topic: Programming Network | Learning Language
in association with amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk
Copyright 2005 Living Mind. All Rights Reserved.