2015 Reprint of 1947 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, t reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Whether a pioneer log cabin in a clearing or a comfortable, smoothly build lodge at the lake is desired, this is the book for the person who understands the rugged beauty of a cabin made to fit its surroundings. Beginning from the basic step-the selection of a proper sight for the cabin-the author takes the reader through all the problems and work of acquiring materials, as well as building and finishing the smaller type of cabin of two or three rooms. Fundamentals of drainage, construction, finishing and repair are completely and clearly explained in the author's readable, simple text. Drawings by the author illustrate each step in the preparing and building processes, and sharp photographs show the log cabin in various stages of completion. With emphasis on the simple and practical steps in log cabin building, the author takes up the basic requirements for a comfortable log cabin.