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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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Rope lashing techniques for building a miniature "Eiffel Tower" out of bamboo.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 2002 (v.92#6) pg. 44

Pole building. How to construct simple and sturdy sheds, barns, shelters, etc. using scrounged materials.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1983 (v.67#4) pg. 22

Build a "tractorport". A simple pole building, with open sides, is built from telephone poles, rafters, and galvanized corrugated roofing.
COUNTRYSIDE Oct 1984 (v.68#10) pg. 42

Pressure-treated poles. Pole sizes, preservatives, and tips on building with poles.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 37

Maintaining a weather-tight seal between wall panels and poles as the poles shrink. Included in an article on a "pole house" with 12 levels.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #39 Apr-May 1987 pg. 26

Tip: Exposed pole tops are protected with clay flower pot saucers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 26

Poles for building. Advice on finding and peeling wood poles.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 58

Building a pole house. Two novice carpenters build a weekend retreat with 20-ft. poles, bolted connectors and a structural ridge.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 77

Tips on setting and plumbing tapered poles for a pole building.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #97 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 16

Pole-and-wire joinery. A quick way to build a temporary shelter by lashing poles together into a scaffolding that can support a roof.
FINE WOODWORKING #29 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 74

Build yourself a pole shelter.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #86 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 94

How to erect a pole building.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #90 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 110

Tips on log-and-pin framing. Includes four projects to build (a log rail fence, a hoisting derrick, a swing set and a pole shed).
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #92 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 112