W. Ben Hunt’s classic has earned a reputation as the” authentic handbook since it was first published in 1939. Updated in 1974, it remains the only step-by-step guide to building log cabins and log furniture — pioneer style.”
I have read this book several times in my search to learn how to build and furnish a log cabin.
While I am still working on getting mine built, I do believe that this one book alone is enough to get a decent pioneer book built. As long as you a willing to do the work with the tools and techniques listed.
Books like this are invaluable to a new homesteader or prepsteader, it not only shows how to build a log cabin, but how to make the furniture for it also.
You may not have a log cabin, but it you live in rural America you probably have the materials to make log furniture. I bet that no matter the type of home construction you use, you will need basic furniture in your homestead.
Personally I like rustic furniture, and when I left TEMA, I took the money I received and bought several tools for creating that type of pegged rustic furniture found in this book.