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A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane

By Eric Sloane

This fresh and delightfully written publication underscores the real position that wooden has performed within the improvement of yankee lifestyles and tradition. Charmingly illustrated with writer Eric Sloane's personal sketches, the textual content illuminates with infrequent perception the tremendously various and valuable features of wood.
Covering such themes because the aesthetics of wooden, wood implements, and carpentry, Sloane feedback expansively and with affection at the resourcefulness of early americans of their use of this valuable commodity. From cradle to coffin, the pioneer used to be surrounded by means of wooden. It used to be used to make instruments, fence the land, and construct barns. humans sat at wood tables on wood chairs and ate from wood dishes. Charcoal, one of many many by-products of wooden, was once used to maintain meat, eliminate offensive odors, and convey ink. The bark of varied timber was once processed to make medicine.
An pleasing, authentic, and traditionally actual booklet, A Reverence for Wood will satisfaction woodcrafters and fanatics of Americana. it really is "one of Eric Sloane's most sensible books." — Library Journal

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Sounds like something they made up themselves," 1said. "No, it's an old English name. Fellow from Westfield, Massachusetts, is supposed to have planted the first one on top of Dudley town Mountain back in the 1700's. " "Oh, in a way it's not the same tree," said Harley. "It just kept growing and falling down and growing up again. Some day I'll look for it. If it's still there. " It seemed more interesting than working on the barn. And so before noon of the next day, we were shoulder-deep in thickets of a forest slope searching for the old tree.

But the early builder used animal anatomy as his model and he thought of framework as being the bones of his house and the sheathing or clapboards as being its outer skin. Today's house has bones only as strong as its skin. At one time a house's bones were big and much stronger than necessary, but they really furnished the weight to keep the house from blowing away. I have slept in an old barn when a gale was blowing and there was some peculiar comfort and sense of solidity in being aware of the tons of oak and chestnut that made up the framing.

Sounds like something they made up themselves," 1said. "No, it's an old English name. Fellow from Westfield, Massachusetts, is supposed to have planted the first one on top of Dudley town Mountain back in the 1700's. " "Oh, in a way it's not the same tree," said Harley. "It just kept growing and falling down and growing up again. Some day I'll look for it. If it's still there. " It seemed more interesting than working on the barn. And so before noon of the next day, we were shoulder-deep in thickets of a forest slope searching for the old tree.

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