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Earthen Floors PDF
Author: Sukita Reay Crimmel
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 155092561X
Size: 17.74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Earthen Floors Book Description:

Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks and fiber. All over the globe, these ancient traditions persist; a quarter to a third of the world's population today lives in houses built partially or entirely of earth. Conventional Western building techniques using industrial materials may save time and create efficiencies, but these perceived savings come at considerable financial and environmental cost. As well as boasting a unique and beautiful aesthetic, natural building techniques are accessible, affordable and nontoxic. Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated manual covering the history, use and maintenance of this attractive, practical flooring option. This detailed, fully-illustrated guide explains every part of the process, including: Sourcing and harvesting materials Preparing the subfloor Pouring, finishing and sealing the floor Living with and maintaining your earthen floor. Because information on creating quality earthen floors was not previously widely available, there have been some negative experiences. Drawing on the combined knowledge of the most qualified earthen floor practitioners, as well their own substantial experience, the authors deliver the definitive resource for this exciting technique, perfect for everyone from the novice to veteran builder.

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Author: Simcha Bunim Cohen
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ISBN: 9781578193752
Size: 62.85 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Prohibited work (Jewish law)
Languages : en
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Basic to every Jewish home is a practical, reader-friendly guide to Shabbos observance. In this final volume of his two-volume The Shabbos Home (and the last volume in his series on the laws of Shabbos), Rabbi Cohen addresses hundreds of real-life situations and questions. From flowerpots to food coloring, cosmetics to electricity, partitions to bird cages, he explains the underlying principles and gives concrete examples of what may and what may not be done. The clear English explanations and laws, with Hebrew footnotes for further clarification, make this series ideal for scholars and beginners alike.