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Plank Houses (Bridgestone Books: Native American Life)

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Published by Bridgestone Books .
Written in English


  • Indians of North America,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies,
  • Juvenile Architecture,
  • People & Places - United States - Native American,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Baby-Preschool,
  • Children: Grades 1-2,
  • Children: Grades 2-3,
  • House & Home,
  • Domestic,
  • Native Americans,
  • Dwellings,
  • Architecture

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7894688M
ISBN 100736837256
ISBN 109780736837255

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Plank houses. [Karen Bush Gibson] -- A brief introduction to plank houses, including the materials, construction, and people who lived in these traditional Native American dwellings. Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ;. Get this from a library! Plank house. [Dolores A Dyer; Kimberly L Dawson Kurnizki] -- Explore the woodworking and painting craftsmanship of the Native Americans of the Northwest who lived in huge, decorated houses. house. Few, if any, materials can compete with wood framing in the construction of houses. However, to provide this efficient wood house, good construction details are important as well as the selection of mate^ rials for each specific use. Three essentials to be considered in building a satis- factory house are: (1) An efficient plan, (2) suitable. Plank houses in the northern reaches of the Northwest Coast tended to be smaller, but more finely joined than their southern incarnations. The freezing climate of the north necessitated smaller houses (average 35 ft square) with wooden floors and more tightly-fitted planks for heat-retention. Posts and beams were joined with tight mortise & tenon joints, and the planks were usually slid into a.

Abbott Lowell Cummings talks about plank framed houses in his book, “Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay”. He even offers a map showing a decided concentration of plank framed houses in the Cape Ann area with others scattered around Essex County to a much lesser degree. History. The oldest plank house village found is located in Kitselas Canyon at the Paul Mason Site in western British Columbia, village is estimated to be years old. At the Maurer site in British Columbia the remains of a rectangular building have been excavated, providing artifacts which date the site to between and BCE.   I wanted to get a discussion started here about plank houses. I have done a bit of research on my own and tried to document as much as I could about my own house (without being too destructive) and I was hoping there were some other WG members who own or have experience with one of these "special" houses. Plank Construction: Box Houses Although it's not a common or a well-documented type of structure, it was much more widespread than the aforementioned plank types. The low cost, combined with the little skill needed for their construction, made it a popular house type in communities where quick and/or inexpensive housing was in demand.

These homes were also called plank houses. These early people chopped down and split massive cedar trees using beaver teeth and stone axes. Amazing! The longhouses were huge. Some were about feet long and 25 feet wide, with low roofs for easy heating. The only openings in the whole building was the entrance door and a hole in the roof to.   Former Under Armour Inc. CEO Kevin Plank has sold his Georgetown mansion for $ million, % below its asking price.. Plank listed square-foot estate in . The storybook house plans that follow feature a cozy stucco and shingle country cottage located at Patton Lake in New York. Designed by architect Andrew Chary, the two story structure boasts a large stone fireplace and charming shuttered windows. A screened porch provides an ideal, pest-free area in which to relax and enjoy the tranquil views.   My house is of VERTICAL triple-plank construction, and I've had trouble finding good information about that method method as well. It just seemed to be a quick, utilitarian way of building sturdy working-class homes - but I haven't found any documentation of how they actually got these houses to stand up during construction.