Got it for Christmas and I was very wrong, can't put it down, takes you to a place of relaxation, now where's my firelighters and matches. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. This is a very entertaining and educational book about a subject that I never realized could be so interesting. This is a fascinating look at the Scandinavian style of chopping&storing wood,it's also a peek into Scandinavian culture the people the way of caring for their home making sure to have enough wood for the freezing winter.the formations people design to store the wood &the pride pride they take in it,One of the authors neighbors an older sickly man would take no help in storing his shipment of wood as he loaded huis wood he seemed to become healthier&astringent.A totally charming book . To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. “Not many people have a timber forest of their own,”, “The area around the point at which the oak trunk divides in two provides an incredibly strong V shape, which was frequently used by shipbuilders to make ribs. Add the smell of woodsmoke, and the hypnotic dance of the flames, and one understands “the primordial magic of the fireplace”. Decided on a whim to make the purchase. There are plenty of other delightful words from the woodworking lexicon that sound as reliable as the wood itself: the felloes (the rims of wheels), a flitch (a stack of boards cut from the same log), quarrels (a crossbow’s projectile), a bloomery (a furnace for roasting iron ore) and fiddleback (a decorative feature in maple wood). The chapters cover such things as wood, tools, fire, stoves and seasoning. The Man who Made Things out of Trees is a rather bizarre title as it completely misrepresents Robert Penn’s book. Namely, I wanted to move to the wilderness, grow a beard, and live with the trees. Actually super interesting. Just got this from the Nashua Public Library. Start by marking “Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way” as Want to Read: Error rating book. But more importantly, it’s about nature, patience, persistence and appreciating the small things in life. This year I'll just be curled up next to the fire sleeping with this book as my pillow. In Scandanavia, he says, it is common wisdom that you can tell a lot about a person from their log store, and women looking for a potential husband would always investigate how he stacked his wood. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. As Lars Mytting says about the woodpile: “Its share price doesn’t fall on the stock market. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. I have taken the easy route using chainsaw, chipper, and splitters but envied those of my neighbors who split by hand. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Matthew Lloyd Davies did a wonderful job narrating and author Lars Mytting should be commended for his marvellous and yes, touching, study of how and why we prepare for fi. More than that: it is suddenly fashionable, and Norwegian Wood has become one of the most uplifting publishing stories of 2015. by Harry N. Abrams, Hel ved: Alt om hogging, stabling og tørking - og vedfyringens sjel. Oh yes, all of the lies were revealed. Now, at last, wood is being rehabilitated. Drying firewood. Second book I have finished that was written by a Norwegian in the past week. I finished what I started though and that makes me happy! Maybe I need to go chop down a tree in my back yard. Diverse alberne Stellen, die davon handeln, dass die ganze Sache außerordentlich männlich ist und übrigens nur was für Männer. I'll do it in January. Refresh and try again. I wouldn't file it under philosophy or anyth. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. There are many great tips, such as the old Norwegian habit of smearing the ends of chopped logs with snow: the morning sun melts it, and come nightfall it will freeze, stretching apart the fibres so that it cleaves with the first blow of your axe. I enjoyed it more towards the beginning when it talked about things in a broader sense than I did the latter half which felt more like a text book, but I was interested throughout. I grew up in a home that was exclusively heated by a wood stove and so I thought about my brother and sister and I stacking wood every summer after Dad had split it and taking wood from the barn to the house throughout late fall, winter and spring. If you're even slightly curious, buy it. A simple, elegant book about how to fell trees is this year’s most surprising bestseller. Perhaps most enjoyable are the brief portraits of Norwegian eccentrics and their beloved woodpiles. Mytting says that Norway burns 1.5m metric tonnes of timber a year. Please try your request again later. Please try again. It won’t rust. in the Spring) with the leaves drawing moisture from the wood and hastening the drying process. It covers a bit of lifestyle talk, history, forestry science, and the actual how-tos of using an ax, etc. You will want to go out and collect, chop, and stack wood … Maybe it's aspirational for me. The beauty some people can create when stacking wood. Like a man's choice of hunting rifle, car, and sound system, the selection of a chain saw is something to li. The book is really well put together and has plenty of gorgeous full color photos, some spanning an entire page or two. “In Norway, discussions on the vexed question of whether logs should be stacked with the bark facing up or down have marred many a christening and spoiled many a wedding when wood enthusiasts are among the guests.” - if that makes sense to you, you will probably like this book. I n 2015, Lars Mytting’s nonfiction handbook Norwegian Wood ignited in the British a love of chopping and stacking wood; his follow-up novel, The Sixteen Trees of … This books keeps creeping into my thoughts. To see what your friends thought of this book, It covers a bit of lifestyle talk, history, forestry science, and the actual how-tos of using an ax, etc. I think my father would enjoy reading this, too! After one bereavement, he describes how trees guided him “through the dark forest of loss”: “the meditative work of stacking timber and piling up brash had whittled away at my grief”. Norwegian Wood is a cross between the Cohen brothers’ film Fargo and the cu. What a delightful surprise! One of the timber wonders of the world is the ceiling of Westminster Hall, in London, made six hundred years ago. Penn is at his best when he talks about the almost mystical balm of woodlands. The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson–like thriller; it’s a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year.
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