Homebuilding and Woodworking in Colonial America (Illustrated Living History Series)
Paperback – Illustrated, June 1, 1992
Describes tools, hardware, and techniques used by colonial carpenters to build houses
Explores the tools and technology that the American colonists use to build homes that could stand the test of time.
From the late 1600s to the mid-1700s, colonists built their own homes--with the help of their neighbors--from the ground up. Homebuilding, using 17th- and 18th-century tools, is the focus of this fascinating book that includes a pictorial, chronological history of some of the woodworking tools' origins. Line drawings throughout.