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Douglas Fir Plywood Association 



second homes 




leisure living 



. . . here are 18 new leisure-time homes, 

built with fir plywood 
for comfort and economy 




Inside and out, fir 
plywood builds a better 
leisure-time home. 



Western plywood producers have always led the way in 
helping leisure-loving Americans find new and pleasant ways 
to occupy their ever-increasing leisure hours. 

And now, the labor-saving advantages of plywood are 
fully realized in the construction of the outstanding 2nd 
homes on the following pages which were developed by these 



manufacturers through the agency of the Douglas Fir Ply- 
wood Association. 

Big 32-square foot panels of fir plywood enable you to 
''Hurry up and rest" if you do the building yourself. ..save 
untold hours of costly on-site construction labor if you hire 
the building done. 

"DFPA Tested- Quality" trademarks on each plywood 
panel mean your cabin will stay good-looking longer because 
DFPA trademarked plywood is durable and weatherwise 
on exteriors; smart and practical for inside partitions, panel- 
ing or cabinet work. 

So, why settle for ordinary construction and minimum 
comfort when it costs no more — and very often less— to 
build the vacation cabin you've dreamed of with plywood? 



Plywood roof sheathing is a superior base for all types of 
finish roofing. Holds nails welt, adds strength and performance. 



Fir plywood ceili?ig paneling is easy to install and finish. 
Apply panels full size or in interesting patterns with variety 
of surface textures available. 



Exterior plywood is perfect for covering undersides of eaves... 
eliminating distracting joints and visible rafters. Always 
interesting, eye-appealing. 



Exterior plywood does yeoman service outside the cabin, too, 
in striking fences and windbreaks to provide privacy or shelter 
from sun and wind. 



Fir plywood cabinets are easily customized to meet your exact 
needs... show the rich beauty of real wood or provide a perfect 
base for any painted finish. 



Clean-lined Exterior plywood siding is easy to install. May 
be applied as wide-lapped siding, board-and-batten or flat 
panel. 



Fir plywood provides firm, solid crack-proof backing for bath- 
room tile or other special interior wall surfaces. 



Rich-looking but economical plywood wall paneling glows 
with the soft warmth of real wood. 



Plywood subfloors arid underla.ym.ent add 
strength and rigidity. 




Leisure living is 

twice the fun 

in a second home! 



One million American cabin-owning families 
can't be wrong ... getting away from it all in a 
family hideaway is more fun. 

That's how many American families now own 
or are buying their leisure time residences. 

With everyone enjoying longer vacations... 
more free time . . . better highways making remote 
retreat areas more accessible.. .plus the need for 
family recreation . . . this mass exodus to the 
mountains, desert or seashore is easy to under- 
stand and — even better — fun to participate in. 

One word of caution before you start your 
second home project, however. Keep it simple! 
Your local lumber dealer can help you here by 
advising you on the best cabin plan for your 
family as well as guiding you on your choice of 
building materials. For help in arranging financ- 
ing and selecting a site, consult with your lum- 
ber dealer, bank, savings and loan association 
or realtor. 

There's one sure precaution you can take 
yourself to assure a cabin that's simple to build, 
easy to live with. Be sure to specify Douglas 
Fir Plywood Association Tested-Quality ply- 
wood as your basic building material. Quality 
plywood construction is flexible — its perfor- 
mance is reliable and predictable. 

// you wish plans for any cabin shown on the 
following pages, contact your local lumber dealer. 
Or, order direct from the Douglas Fir Plywood 
Association, Tacoma 2, Wash., enclosing 25$ per 
plan. Be sure to specify plan by name. (Sorry- 
no plans can be mailed outside the U.S.A.). 



DESIGN NO. 1 DFPA SECOND HOME 




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Intriguing Cabin 



Reminiscent of a South Seas Maori 
(New Zealand) rain forest lodge, 
this novel vacation retreat adapts 
to either a flat site or a high bank. 
Modular system design enables 
easy application of building panels. 
Intriguing roof shape is formed of 
Exterior fir plywood panels, with 
rustic Texture One-Eleven 
"grooved" Exterior plywood pro- 
viding a delightful contrast as 
handsome, durable siding. Here's 



another time and labor saver, too 
...one and one -eighth inch thick 
plywood panels called 2.4.1 com- 
bine the functions of underlayment 
and subfloor in one. Because archi- 
tect Alan Liddle planned with ply- 
wood as his basic material, this is a 
cabin you can put up yourself — 
even if you're an amateur carpen- 
ter — in about eight weekends. 
Parts can be pre-assembled in 
town and brought to the cabin site 




in the Woods 



ready for assembly. 

The skylighted interior of some 
952 square feet includes a compact 
kitchen; two small and one large 
bedroom; bath; screened sleeping 
porch and living-dining room with 
a central circular fireplace. 

Outdoor deck areas can be add- 
ed in any of four directions to suit 
the particular needs of your family 
or adapt to your lot. 



*Cross" shape of cabin permits proper- orientation 
of cabin to sun and breezes. 



DESIGN NO. 2 DFPA SECOND HOME 




Up-in-a-Jiffy Vacation 



Turning to more conventional con- 
struction — but with a flair — archi- 
tect Walter D. Widmeyer has done 
a masterful job of designing a max- 
imum amount of living space into 
a minimum floor area. Economy 
keyed throughout — this vacation 
cabin features Exterior-type fir 
plywood for single-wall construc- 
tion. The peaked roof encloses an 
open half-attic above the kitchen- 
bath-bedroom side which can be 



used for an extra sleeping area or 
storage. Expansion in front and 
rear can include possible dining 
room space and yet another bed- 
room. This simple yet ample de- 
sign is pointed toward easy owner 
construction from the durable 
plywood roof to the siding which 
is nailed directly to studs with 
battens over joints, sealed with 
non-hardening mastic for weather 
tightness. Siding may be stained 




A unique hooded fireplace is the focal point of the spacious living room. 
Also serves as "central heating plant" on chilly evenings. 



Cabin 



or left to weather, relating exte- 
rior texture and simple construc- 
tion more closely to a natural 
woodsy or shoreside environment. 
No plumbing, heating or electrical 
work is included in the basic plan 
— but all can easily be added. This 
is another cabin that can be largely 
pre-built at home in sections and 
assembled quickly on-site on a 
foundation of pre-positioned, pre- 
cast concrete piers. 



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Plenty of outdoor deck space — completely separate living and 
utility areas are outstanding features of this floor plan. 



DESIGN NO. 3 DFPA SECOND HOME 



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You'll find yourself graduating 
from spending weekends only, to 
weeks-on-end when you move into 
this designed-for-fun cabin by 
architect Frederick Liebhardt. 
Planned for a family of five — it will 
sleep eight persons easily without 
ever resorting to sleeping bags. 

A cheery central fireplace takes 
the chill off cool summer mornings 
and evenings and helps to stretch 
the cabin season at both ends. It 
also serves as an accessory cooking 



facility when overflow crowds 
arrive. 

Tidy compact built-in kitchen 
divider and the corner bath and 
shower stall leave more room for 
living yet provide all the necessi- 
ties you'll need. 

The sloping rafters over the 
commodious sundeck can be left 
open to the breezes or covered for 
additional shelter. 

Designed for economy, a single 
thickness of Exterior fir plywood 



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Bright, airy interior provides maximum room for relaxing — keeps utility areas 
to a minimum without sacrificing convenience. 



Cottage 



serves for siding, sheathing and in- 
terior facing, which simplifies con- 
struction and saves on materials. 
Use regular Exterior fir plywood 
or Exterior plywood with a 
smooth, fused-resin overlay for 
better paint-ability. In years to 
come you'll praise the durability 
of modern, all-fir plywood con- 
struction while enjoying the com- 
fort, beauty and easy maintenance 
of this modern weekend cottage of 
sturdy, durable plywood. 




Note convenient, space-saving location of bath 
and shower in this plan view. 



DESIGN NO. 4 DFPA SECOND HOME 







Double-Deck A-Frame 



If you lean toward something dif- 
ferent in your second home try this 
double-deck A-Frame style which 
was designed and is owned by Dr. 
David T. Hellyer, Tacoma, Wash- 
ington. Although the A-Frame has 
been used for many types of stor- 
age and shelters (its origins are in 
antiquity), this design represents 
one of its latter day applications 
to a dwelling. The structure rests 
on king-sized base beams support- 
ed by nine concrete pilings. The 



roof of full-size Exterior fir ply- 
wood panels acts as both roof and 
walls. Properly edge-butted and 
nailed, the strong durable DFPA 
Tested-quality plywood panels 
provide the lateral rigidity that's 
needed with this type of frame. 

Typical of the building econo- 
mies made possible by use of large, 
light, easy-to-handle fir plywood 
panels is this construction short- 
cut: the Texture One-Eleven 
"grooved" Exterior type plywood 



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There's room for lots of leisure living in comfort in this spacious 
downstairs living room. Bedrooms are upstairs with private entrance. 



Beach Cabin 



panels used in side sections can be 
nailed up at the owner's town 
house during the winter months 
for assembly during warm weather 
on the building site, saving both 
time and labor. 

The A- Frame cabin has two top- 
deck bedrooms which are reached 
from an outside stairway; the low- 
er floor is left free for living with a 
spacious porch, built-in kitchen 
and bathroom and large living 
room. 




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Kitchen, bath, living and outdoor lounge areas are 
exceptionally well oriented in the A-Frame design. 



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DESIGN NO. 5 DFPA SECOND HOME 




Seaside Summer 



Architect Philip Thiel has put two 
completely conventional buildings 
together here in a way that departs 
from the conventional in an unu- 
sually charming and practical way. 
Two small cabins— one for living 
and one for sleeping — face each 
each other across a partly roofed, 
screened court. Carport, bath- 
room, and storage-utility space 
opposite the viewing porch com- 
plete enclosure of the court. The 
court can serve as a private gar- 



den, barbecue center, sunbathing 
area, off-the-beach playground — 
or all four at once. 

This "compound" grouping lets 
you enjoy a longer season of lei- 
sure-time home enjoyment. De- 
signed for a family of four, yet 
there's plenty of room and privacy 
in the sleeping wing for guests. 

Doors slide open onto the court- 
yard from both living and sleeping 
areas for spacious informality and 
easy traffic flow. Outside windows 



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Properly located on your lot, the Seaside Summer House provides 
a sweeping panoramic view from the many windows of its spacious living wing. 



12 x 20 
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have hinged fir plywood panels — 
sunshades in summer and shutters 
in winter. Here again, big, light- 
weight panels of fir plywood used 
for sheathing and subflooring 
speed and simplify construction — 
keep costs down. 

The interior can be left unfin- 
ished for maximum ease of upkeep, 
the warm natural tones of the ply- 
wood creating an atmosphere of 
relaxed informality. 




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Plan view shows "Compound" arrangement of Seaside's basic units. 
Note the huge centrally located multi-purpose deck. 



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DESIGN NO. 6 DFPA SECOND HOME 




Budget Priced 



"Give us a vacation house that's 
low in cost — yet one with charm 
and livability." 

Faced with this challenge by 
Douglas Fir Plywood Association 
and the editors of Woman's Day, 
Architect George Matsumoto 
achieved the almost ideal solution. 
Starting with a simple structure — 
and making full use of fir ply- 
wood's unique advantages — he 
created a holiday home which the 



experienced amateur carpenter 
will have no difficulty building. Best 
of all, the cost of minimum con- 
struction materials and basic fix- 
tures for the main house will 
average only $1,500; more elabo- 
rate fixtures, higher quality mate- 
rials, or greater attention to 
finished appearance will raise that 
figure a bit. But even so — and even 
if you hire out all or part of the 
work— you'll have an excitingly 



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The built-in settee is an invitation to relax. Fir 
plywood makes this kind of feature easy to build. 




Fireplace location provides a point of interest — 
plus "central" heating for chilly mornings. 




Dream House 



different summer place at a truly 
budget price. 

One big feature of the total plan 
is the completely separate living 
and sleeping areas — especially im- 
portant for the younger set. An- 
other feature you'll like is the fact 
that the structure is planned to 
adapt to almost any site 
requirement. Here again, fir ply- 
wood's versatility helps to create 
a lot of cabin for little money. 



An elegant oriental touch — the raised living 
platform off the big central activity room. 



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DESIGN NO. 7 DFPA SECOND HOME 




Three-Stage 



Do you have basic woodworking 
skills— plus about $900 for mate- 
rials? If so, you're in! For that's 
all you need to get started on this 
luxury camp that grows into a 
charming home-away-from-horne. 
This first stage is simply a deck, 
roof, and a more-than-adequate 
storage space for camping gear. 
This is actually only a campsite — 
but with a difference. And it's 
planned to be "at home" on lake, 
ocean, bay or stream. In any set- 



ting, it will serve you long and 
well with minimum upkeep. 

Stage two takes this basic easy- 
to -build shelter a bit further to- 
ward ultimate vacationing com- 
fort. You add a cooking unit, hot 
water heater, shower and toilet. 
You provide for better sleeping 
facilities. 

Stage three— when and if you 
want it — gives you everything you 
could possibly desire for a week- 
end or a season. You can even in- 



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You can put your family in this picture far easier than 
you'd ever imagine possible — thanks to the building 
shortcuts made possible by fir plywood construction. 



1. Here's stage one: a simple shelter, with lots of deck and stor- 
age galore. A luxury campsite that can be opened up or 
closed in 10 minutes. 



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2. Stage two: storage area is converted to kitchen, bath, and 
bunk room. Deck may be partially screened, if you wish. 



sulate and make it suitable for any 
time of the year. 

At every stage, you'll find this 
cabin a delight — and you'll find it 
easy to build, too. Big, light, 
strong fir plywood panels make 
the work simple if you do-it-your- 
self, help keep down costs if you 
have it built professionally. So, if 
you want to get started now, yet 
plan for the future as well, this 
three-stager is your best bet for a 
cabin with a future. 




3. Stage three: budget-wise luxury! You enclose the living area, 
add fireplace and other touches for comfort. 



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DESIGN NO. 8 DFPA SECOND HOME 




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Two-Stage Expandable 



Another enjoy-as-you-build cabin, 
designed by Architect Walter D. 
Widmeyer with a shoreside loca- 
tion in mind. Here, stage one is 
more than just a glorified camp; it 
has a 16 x 20 foot sleeping-living 
area complete with kitchenette, 
toilet and shower, dressing space, 
fireplace, and a spacious sun deck. 
If yours is a family which wants 
more than basic comforts, even at 
the beginning, this plan should fit 



your budget today with room for 
future growth. 

In the second stage, a 12 x 20 
addition at the rear provides two 
bedrooms with sleeping facilities 
for up to six people. 

Because Architect Widmeyer 
specifies fir plywood for walls, roof, 
and floors, materials for the first 
stage should only run you around 
$1,000. Plywood makes it easy for 
you to build yourself; and even if 



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Bath adjoins kitchenette to keep plumbing costs at a 
minimum. The pre-fab fireplace provides a cheery centerpiece. 



BEDROOM 
12x10 



BEDROOM 
12x10 




LIVING AREA 
16x14 



DECK 
10x20 



Vacationer 



you contract the work, easy-to- 
handle plywood will cut building 
time and costs. Materials for the 
second stage should be about $500; 
plumbing and fixtures, $600. The 
complete job, for materials only, 
should not run much over $2,100. 
The "Expandable" offers a won- 
derful opportunity to get started 
right now at getting away from it 
all — on a scale that provides real 
holiday comforts on a budget. 




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Deck area is planned for eating, for loafing, for sunning. 
It's open to the sky — and to cooling breezes. 




Prefabricated fir plywood wardrobe — a convenience 
that's included in the basic plan of this expandable cabin. 



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DESIGN NO. 9 DFPA SECOND HOME 




Charming Summer 



A touch of Old Japan, added to 
the occidental comforts and con- 
venience you've come to expect — 
that's the charming Teahouse de- 
sign by architect Laurence S. Hig- 
gins. Into a compact 20 x 24 foot 
shelter, he's planned a lot of vaca- 
tion living with more than the 
usual luxury. Yet — because fir ply- 
wood is used to its fullest economy 
and most practical application — 



the Summer Teahouse is meant for 
those who want to keep costs at a 
sensible level. 

Siding and sheathing is one 
material — Texture One-Eleven, 
the grooved fir plywood that pro- 
vides a pleasing pattern of vertical 
highlight and shadow. Flooring, 
roof decking, and built-ins are of 
fir plywood, too. And because 
Architect Higgins has planned for 



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planned into minimum space. Bath features handy outside entrance. 

Area behind low couch is for storage, accessible from outside. 



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construction simplicity, the wall 
sections and roof trusses can be 
pre- assembled and hauled to the 
site for easier, faster erection. 

Designed with plenty of window 
area to take advantage of a marine 
view, the Teahouse can be built on 
concrete piers, right at the water's 
edge. Yet it would be as suitable 
for a mountain or view location, if 
that's your favored site. 




View of living area shows subtle blend of 
eastern and western decor. 



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DESIGN NO. 10 DFPA SECOND HOME 




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Beach-Head 



Architect Milton Schwartz de- 
signed this cabin for Johnson 
Motors Family Boating Bureau 
and it is completely oriented to 
marine pursuits. Planned for a 
waterfront lot with a steep slope, 
it provides for boat moorage under 
the living area, reached by ramp 
from the side porch. 

Ideal for a couple or a small 
family, Beach-Head has limited 
living space — about 275 sq. ft. Yet 



it's designed for comfort and max- 
imum use. Bunk beds fold down; 
kitchen and bath are compactly 
arranged at the rear of the struc- 
ture. Entry is by ramp from the 
side. The deck area is 50 square 
feet; it could be enclosed to pro- 
vide a sleeping porch if desired. 
Fir plywood flooring, roof decking, 
and combined siding-sheathing 
speed construction and keep costs 
down. The Beach-Head's basic 



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Steps lead down to floating dock, where your boat 
is safely moored, under cover. 





Kitchen is compact, convenient, complete. Snug 
as a galley — and twice as handy. 



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materials can be purchased for 
around $1,400 — not including wir- 
ing, plumbing, or kitchen fixtures. 
If your need is for a minimum 
shelter, with comfort, on a suit- 
able waterfront lot, Beach-Head 
may be the best possible answer. 
And remember ... the design is so 
arranged that it can be enlarged, 
either at the sides or in front de- 
pending on the type of lot. 




Sofas by day — bunk beds by night. Just like a 
family yacht, and out over the water, too! 



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DESIGN NO. 11 DFPA SECOND HOME 




Shoreside Homarina 



This cabin is perfect for the family 
to whom a second home is a place 
for boats as well as people. It has 
a seafaring air about it from stem 
to stern — yet it's snugly anchored 
to shore. The Homarina, designed 
by architect Milton Schwartz pro- 
vides secure boat storage plus over 
400 square feet of comfortable, 
practical leisure living space, plus 
a large deck right at water's edge. 
The living area is arranged into 



compact sleeping, cooking, social 
and bath areas. Step from this on- 
to the big deck out front (room to 
grow here) — then down a short 
ladder to the floating dock where 
your boat is moored. Could any- 
thing be finer? 

In the Homarina, fir plywood 
again helps keep costs way down. 
If the recommended medium- 
density overlaid fir plywood is 
used, materials should run you be- 



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Overlaid plywood serves as combined siding and sheathing on walls. 
Plywood assures lateral rigidity which this type of structure requires. 



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tween $2,500 and $3,000. Overlaid 
plywood is specified because it pro- 
vides an extra measure of dura- 
bility. Less expensive grades of 
plywood would reduce the esti- 
mated figures, of course. 

Architect Schwartz designed 
this right-on-the-water shelter for 
Johnson Motors Family Boating 
Bureau. It rests firmly on con- 
crete piers or preservative treated 
wood piles. 



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DESIGN NO. 12 DFPA SECOND HOME 




"Convertible" Second 



Here are most of the comforts of 
your city home in a 960 sq. ft. 
economy cabin by architect 
Henrik Bull. 

Designed for two-stage develop- 
ment, it can be built for around 
$3,200 in the first unpainted rusti- 
cally furnished stage. This includes 
wiring, plumbing and carpenter's 
labor but does not include the lot 



or septic tank installation. Archi- 
tect Bull achieves the construction 
economies and livability of con- 
ventional box-like structures but 
eliminates the boxy appearance 
with two rectangular units — one 
for living and one for sleeping- 
connected by a 16 x 20 foot sun 
deck sheltered with a "converti- 
ble" canvas covered gable. 



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The "convertible" topped sundeck separating 

the two cabin wings provides a barbecue center, 

patio space or extra play area. Canvas cover 

can be easily rolled up or down for shade on hot days. 



Simply but comfortably furnished, the spacious living 

room accommodates the big weekend crowds... and with 

sleeping bags provides plenty of spare emergency bedroom space. 



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The bedroom wing sleeps a 
family of five comfortably and a 
large weekend crowd can be ac- 
commodated by using sleeping 
bags and turning the deck and liv- 
ing area into emergency bedrooms. 

When you decide to turn this 
into a full time home, it's a simple 
matter to add insulation, wall 
paneling and central heating. 




Here's room for genuine relaxation without the 

"rough edges'" of usual vacation cabin living. Note the 

compact kitchen which provides all the necessities 

in a minimum amount of space. 



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DESIGN NO. 14 DFPA SECOND HOME 




Charming Cape 



Neat and trim as the Cape Cod 
style it was patterned after, this 
vacation home by architect Lau- 
rence Higgins is without unneces- 
sary frills — yet it incorporates a 
surprising amount of space for just 
plain-down-to-earth relaxation. 

The living room is 15'- 4" by 
10'- 4" with room on the first floor 
for a 7' by 10" bedroom, a compact 
kitchenette and a complete bath 
with shower. 



In the second floor sleeping loft, 
which is reached by an out-of-the- 
way ladder, almost any number of 
children can be accommodated. 
The loft may be divided into more 
bedrooms, or left as an open 
sleeping dormitory. 

The Cape Cottage is made com- 
fortable for year around living 
with an economical out-of-the-way 
central floor furnace. 

Storage poses no problem in the 



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The large, uncluttered 
living room provides nearly as 
much usable room as the 
average town house for 
dining, cooking and relaxing. 




Cottage 



Cape Cottage either. In addition to 
the large guest closet inside the 
front door, there's a wardrobe size 
bedroom closet and a big 5 -foot- 
wide fully-enclosed outdoor stor- 
age shelter conveniently located 
just outside the back door. 

The Cape Cottage, as is usual 
with most of the cabins illustrated 
in this booklet, can be completed 
in gradual stages as the budget 
permits and as space is needed. 













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Everything you need for comfortable leisure living 
is here — and what's more — it's handy. 



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DESIGN NO. 15 DFPA SECOND HOME 




The Ranger A-Frame 



Here's another basic but striking 
A-frame cabin by Nagle and 
Associates, that's designed for the 
"blue snow" country. 

Built-up 2" x 12" beams rest on 
big concrete piers which are sunk 
into the ground 3 feet below grade. 

Of course, the steep pitched roof 
of Exterior fir plywood will not 
only shed the snow readily, but 
will resist mountain blizzards. 

To relieve the spartan A-frame 



lines, an extra pair of A-frames 
have been extended onto the spaci- 
ous sun deck to form a shelter from 
the sun in both summer and 
winter. 

Inside, there's a wealth of wide- 
open wonderful space for taking 
your ease. 

Your eating pleasure is amply 
provided for in the compact 6' by 
8' kitchen. A complete bath in- 
cluding shower fits into a few 



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The Ranger's living 
room is oriented to take full 
advantage of the view 
with lots of windows facing 
onto the spacious deck area. 



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12x12 



square feet. The living room con- 
tains 240 square feet with a cozy 
corner fireplace that's perfect for 
warming up next to after a hard 
day on the ski slopes. 

A 144 square-foot sleeping bal- 
cony overlooks the living room and 
is made readily accessible with a 
ship-type stairway. Fir plywood 
construction throughout the 
Ranger makes a tighter, stronger, 
longer-lasting vacation cabin. 




The sleeping balcony and the open livuig room ceiling 
combine to add a sense of spaciousness throughout the Ranger. 



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DESIGN NO. 16 DFPA SECOND HOME 




The Versatile Shorehill 



David George, Dallas architect, 
designed this wide open cabin for 
the wide-open vistas of Texas, but 
it's just as adaptable and attrac- 
tive on a New England seaside lot 
or in the mountains of the West. 
Tailored into its small (448 sq. 
ft.) floor plan, you'll find a com- 
plete galley type kitchen; complete 
bath with a full-size shower; a 32 
square foot closet and wardrobe; 
plus smart -looking built-in sofa 



beds that will sleep four in real 
comfort. 

There's space provided in a snug 
corner for a prefabricated fireplace 
that will furnish all the "central 
heating" you'll ever need. 

And, there's also a covered sun 
deck with 128 square feet of area 
solely for sunning and lounging . . . 
mighty pleasant on warm summer 
evenings. 

Here again, fir plywood con- 



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Architect George 
succeeded in achieving a 
spacious interior yet 
divided cabin into its three 
distinct a/-eas for living, 
dining, cooking. 



u 



\ ,/ 



-DECK 8x4- 



.BE 



STORAGE 

8x4 



□ 



i DOORS 



H-DICK 8x4- 



FOLDING DOORS 

O'NING. LIVING AREA 

KITCHEN AREA 24x9 

8x10 




DECK" 
-8xl6l 



Home 



. 



struction helps to keep costs down 
—style high. Exterior fir plywood 
serves as both inner and outer wall 
— presenting a durable paintable 
surface to the elements on one side; 
a warm friendly atmosphere inside. 
Plywood's large consistent panel 
size makes it possible to take full 
advantage of the economies of mod- 
ular construction . . . also presents 
possibilities for expansion into a 
full-time home later. 




The out-of-the-way fireplace serves as a 
living room focal point. 



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DESIGN NO. 17 DFPA SECOND HOME 




The Luxurious Loch 



The Loch Haven is the l 'ranch 
rambler" of the DFPA cabin 
series. Designed by Architects 
Rogers, Taliaferro and Lamb, it 
has a luxurious Arabian Nights 
touch in its sunken living room and 
screened sleeping wing. On the 
other hand, its construction is 
strictly the down to earth Ameri- 
can variety... featuring versatile, 
durable, practical panels of fir ply- 
wood throughout. 

The Loch Haven is perfect for a 



sheltered lakeside or riverbank set- 
ting, with every room facing the 
view and screen windows admit- 
ting cooling breezes. 

The sunken 12-foot by 12-foot 
living room is completely separa- 
ted from the rest of the cabin by 
a huge sun deck. Three separate 
small bunk-rooms provide sleeping 
quarters for up to 6 people if bunks 
are stacked two deep. 

At the end of the line is a com- 
plete compact bathroom featur- 



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Three attractive screened 
bedrooms are completely 
separated from living 
area — provide absolute 
privacy and solitude for 
even the light sleepers. 



Haven 






BATH 
8x7 



OPEN AREA 
8x8 



SLEEPING 
8x7 / 



TTTT 

DECK 
44x4 

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SLEEPING 
8x7 / 



SLEEPING 

8x7 / 



OPEN COURT 
12x8 



-■[in 



LIVING AREA 
11x11 



SUNKEN FLOOR 



ing a striking ceramic tile finished 
shower-tub combination. 

The entire complex is tied to- 
gether with a four foot walkway 
that also provides extra sunning 
deck plus a private outdoor lanai 
for each bunk room. 

This is another cabin design that 
makes it easy for you to develop 
your vacation paradise on a bud- 
get. Start with the living room 
only, and add bedrooms and in- 
door plumbing as you can afford. 




Salient features of the sunken living room are the low 
luxurious built-in sofas and cheery prefabricated fireplace. 



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fir plywood 
for indoor or 
outdoor use 



| I NTERIOR DFPA| 

Interior-type is made with highly moisture- 
resistant (but NOT waterproof) glue. It will 
withstand occasional wetting during construc- 
tion, but should never be permanently exposed 
to the elements. 



EXTERIOR DFPAJ 



Exterior-type fir plywood glue is completely 
waterproof. The bond is stronger, more dura- 
ble than the wood itself. It cannot be weakened 
by time, weather, or even boiling water. 




Douglas Fir Plywood Association • 



1119 A St., Tacoma 2, Washington 



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