DetailsWhen the stress of daily life starts to get to you, often just the thought of a quiet, sylvan getaway is enough to make you feel better. Imagine making that thought a reality by building your own private cabin somewhere off the beaten path. A welcoming retreat where you can escape, relax and savor the timeless moments in peace.
If you have a cabin dream, this book is your ticket to making it real. With Cabinology as your map and architect Dale Mulfinger as your guide, you'll find the best way to approach every decision -- from choosing a site for a new cabin, to remodeling an old one, to getting precisely the right fireplace for melting away whatever ails you.
Cabinology doesn't just guide you, it inspires you too -- with photos of cabins small and large, great design tips, stories from cabin owners around the country, and clever insights into getting a cabin of your own.About the Author
Minnesota architect and cabinologist Dale Mulfinger has designed cabins all over North America. He teaches a class on cabin design at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. He is the author of the best-selling The Cabin, published by The Taunton Press.
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SKU HDS76070956 Table Of Contents INTRODUCTION
The Cabin in Your Mind
Making the Cabin Your Own
The Master Plan
God is in the Details
Intro Cabins can exist for us in two ways. They're places we visit in person every time we get the chance. And for some of us, they're places we visit only in spirit, where we mentally take ourselves during a boring business meeting or whenever the modern world seems too encroaching.
Transcending the cabin in your mind to the reality of your own, very real cabin plopped down on your own little slice of heaven is what Cabinology is all about. This book of all things 'cabin' will help you mold your dreams into the reality of that glowing fireplace, that predawn aroma of freshly brewed coffee, and to the pitter-patter of your loved one just rousing overhead in the loft.
It's not that you simply want a cabin. You need a cabin to bring some balance into your life, to recharge those rundown batteries, to cleanse the soul, to reconnect to nature. Your cabin is a realm of tranquility where sleeping in is not just reserved for Sunday morning, and where a good book and an Adirondack chair are an afternoon's marriage.
Cabins contrast the vast world outside with the intimate world within. Unlike in our suburban world, the world of the cabin is a place where modesty and charm outweigh size and grandeur, while simplicity and flexibility outshine the sophisticated and complicated.
We go to the cabin to get away from phones, television, computers, and other symbols of our interconnected world. At the cabin we will have time to complete a jigsaw puzzle with Aunt Betty or spend a slow yet memorable afternoon fishing with Uncle Bob.Privacy will go out the same window that a fresh summer breeze comes in. The larder will have to store the essential ingredients for s'mores. And you can leave that recipe for Chateaubriand back in the city.
ISBN 978-1-56158-948-7 Video No Author Dale Mulfinger Publication Year 2008 Dimensions 6 3/4 x 9 Pages 256 Photo 250 photographs and Drawings 75 drawings Other Formats No Cover Hardcover Format Hardcover
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