September52012
cabinporn:

Back to Basics, originally edited by Reader’s Digest, is the best primer for anyone who desires to buy their first rural home to restore, or to build one from scratch. The book outlines how to search for land, how to inspect old homes (especially farm houses), and demonstrates know-how that will be necessary to maintain a rural home and be comfortable there.
The illustrations through-out are remarkable. My favorite diagram shows how to determine the age of an old home by examining the saw and planing marks on structural beams.

cabinporn:

Back to Basics, originally edited by Reader’s Digest, is the best primer for anyone who desires to buy their first rural home to restore, or to build one from scratch. The book outlines how to search for land, how to inspect old homes (especially farm houses), and demonstrates know-how that will be necessary to maintain a rural home and be comfortable there.

The illustrations through-out are remarkable. My favorite diagram shows how to determine the age of an old home by examining the saw and planing marks on structural beams.

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