Building With Logs – 1957 USDA Government Pamphlet

Great pamphlet, good drawings and photos, plus some really nice furniture designs. You can scout around on this website for other vintage publications.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Building With Logs – 1957 USDA Government Pamphlet

  1. This is wonderful. My boyfriend Dylan Friedman speals highly of you. He met you in San Francisco years ago, and told you his favorite books since at 4 was your "Shelter" Architectural design and "Winnie The Pooh" it led him to become a very skilled and talented designer, as well. A few years back, you published him in your article. I beluuieve it was the highlight of his life, as he still speaks of it. My pleasure meeting your acquaintance Lloyd Kahn. ~Valerie Gentzel (Vanderbilt)

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