The Owner-Built Adobe House

The Owner-Built Adobe House

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First published in 1980, this book remains a useful guide that will help you build your own adobe house almost anywhere in the country, even in areas not usually considered qadobe country.q Duane Newcomb takes you through every step of the process, from selecting a site, obtaining building permits, drawing plans, excavating, and making bricks to adding kitchen cabinets and finishing the interior.The Owner-Built Adobe Housedetails every aspect of various types of adobe houses and includes information on plumbing, electricity, heating and cooling, fireplaces, flooring, and the framing of windows, doors, and roofs. With sixty-six detailed drawings and photographs accompanying the instructions, this book is the basic manual in the field and is invaluable to both the novice and expert homebuilder.Picture albums, toys, games, and scrapbooks can be kept in built-in wall cabinets , in window seats, or in a divider between two rooms. China and crystal can ... In the bedroom clothes can be accommodated in a conventional closet, a walk-inanbsp;...

Title:The Owner-Built Adobe House
Author:Duane G. Newcomb
Publisher:UNM Press - 2001-01


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