Gaut, H. L.
A western bungalow in which economy and beauty meet, pp. 295-296
A WELL PLANNED BUNGALOW as shown in Fig. 19, is that if the conduc- tor pipe ever becomes clogged and the water backs up, it is liable to penetrate under the shingles and thus get into the house, while with the hanging gutter shown in Fig. 20 it would simply run over the side and down on the ground, without any danger to the roof. After the rough outside studding has all been erected and the window and door openings framed, the sheathing is put on, boxing in the house and making it look much more like the final appearance than the skeleton work previously accomplished. This sheathing is usually of Y8" matched boards, and may be planed or rough, and laid straight or diagonally-there is little practical difference. After the sheathing is all on, see that every broken piece and open knot hole is covered thoroughly by nailing a shingle or small board over the opening on the inside. Unless this is carefully attended to, numerous air leaks will result in high winds and your home will not be anything like as cozy and warm as it should be. With the completion of the framework and sheathing, comes the setting of the window frames and putting down of floor- ing. If you want a good floor see that none of the joints in the flooring strips come anywhere except directly on the top of the floor joists. This can most easily be observed from below by looking up be- tween the floor joists and seeing if only longitudinal joints can be observed. Any joints between joists are easily discovered in this way. The window frames should be set securely and with the sheathing brought tightly up against them to prevent air leaks, as well as to hold them in posi- tion. JAPANESE ART CONVENTIONS R ULES fixed for hundreds of years re- quire that almost every subject treated in poetry and painting shall be considered in some relation to one of the seasons, but this should be done in accordance with cer- tain laws of grouping-long established conventions of association-recognized both in painting and poetry; for example, the nightingale should be mentioned or por- trayed with the plum-tree; the sparrow with the bamboo; the cuckoo with the moon; frogs with rain; the butterfly with flowers; the bat with the willow-tree. From the Japan Society Bulletin No. 7. A WESTERN BUNGALOW IN WHICH ECONOMY AND BEAU- TY MEET: BY H. L. GAUT HERE seems no end to the variety that an architect can get out of that apparently simple combina- tion-four rooms and a bath. At any rate, the designer of the California bungalow shown below seems able to achieve originality with each small home that he undertakes, and undoubtedly his success is due to the fact that he works out the plans in close sympathy with the needs of the owner and with due respect to the limitations of the site. And in striv- ing thus for the greatest possible amount of practical comfort within a restricted space and income, he gains an unusually picturesque and satisfying result. In this low-roofed, many-windowed little home we find much that is charming, The simple and effective use of cobble- stones, concrete and wood has made a very attractive entrance, and the addition of ferns on the posts and in the window-boxes has added to the friendly air. The floor plan is full of thought for the convenience of those who live and work there, and the arrangement of the woodwork, built-in 295
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