From the author of the illustrated manuals Restoring Old Houses and Restoring Houses of Brick and Stone, comes a third companion volume, Restoring Wooden Houses. With an emphasis on the philosophy of restoration, the book is packed with practical information, illustrations and photographs, and is the essential guide to understanding the preservation and restoration of wooden homes. Included in this beautifully designed manual are: - A historical survey of the wooden house in North America - Landscaping - Additions to existing houses - Repairing roofs - Ventilation - Floors - Trim - A special section on log houses Nigel and Donna Hutchins emphasize the philosophy and the correct approach to the restoration of wood structures, give expert advice on the care and protection of wood, wet and dry rot, and carpenter ants. They have even included some recipes for old-fashioned paint. Illustrated throughout with more than 100 black and white and colour photographs, diagrams and drawings, Restoring Wooden Houses provides a wealth of information for the interested reader.