Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Shedworker's Bookshelf - Garden Houses and Privies

Garden Houses and Privies: Authentic Details for Design and Restoration is by Peter Joel Harrison and published by Wiley. Here's the blurb:
"An essential component of homes and commercial buildings before the advent of indoor plumbing, privies--also known as "garden houses"--have found new uses as storage sheds, pool houses, etc. In this pattern book of 18th- and 19th-century designs, Harrison has painstakingly documented existing historic structures and translated them into beautiful line drawings, including compelling details such as finials, doors, windows, and ventilators."
Not cheap at £57.50 but since it's pretty authoritative, probably a good investment. You can see the whole book online here. Below is the Sylvnus Bourne House from Wareham, Massachusetts.Thanks to John Ketch for the alert.
Thursday posts are sponsored by Vivid Green, the low energy garden building specialists. Click here for more details

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