Rustic Construction (Paperback)
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2015 Reprint of 1939 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. With chapters on Slab Furniture, Interior Fixtures, Fences, Gates, Arbors, Bridges, Wayside Stands, Road Signs, Birdhouses and more, Hunt offers straightforward and easy-to-follow instructions on how to create attractive rustic" furniture, lamps, shelves, and other interior fixtures using slab lumber and objects found in nature. W. Ben Hunt (1888-1970) was born in the town of Greenfield, Wisconsin. He and his wife came to Hales Corners in 1920 to live in the house he had designed on Janesville Road. Ben Hunt was a leader in the outdoor movement and in the reintroduction of pioneer skills. He introduced subjects such as rustic woodworking, whittling and carving, metal working, and historic Indian crafts and lore as hobbies and handicrafts for fun and leisure-time activities. He was involved with the Boy Scouts on a local and national level. Ben Hunt and his cabin are known throughout the world. His writings, with his knowledge and homespun philosophy, have been printed in 26 languages. He wrote more than 20 books and 1000 magazine articles. Under the pen names Lone Eagle and Whittlin' Jim, Ben Hunt was a regular contributor to Boy's Life magazine, the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America.