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NOVEL design, intended to be eomposed ehiefly of unbarked wood,
whieh is eommonly the refuse of trees felled and sawn into square timbers for the earpenter. To reeeive these native pieees, a frame/work is to be ereeted, to whieh they are to be fixed; and here the ingenuity of the seleeter of the materials would be fully employed, for roveh of the design eonsists in the ehoiee and disposal of the planks and pieces, so that by its eolor it may elaim attention, independent of its outline and general proportions.
The various sizes of the material, the eolor and texture of the bark when
eontrasted with the dark browns and yellow hues of the sawn surfaees of the timber, afford ample means for an effeetive display of taste, partieularly as they may be disposed in infinite variety. The upper roof is intended to be eovered with reed thatehing.
The house should be plaeed on the border of an elevated wood or eoppiee, at a short distanee from the residenee. Here, it would add relief and foree to its f sombre or seeluded charaeter, beeome a resting-plaee and a shelter from heat or rain, and induee the visitor more satisfaetorily to eontemplate the prospeets its situation raijjht eommand.
j) HIS design is intended as an embellishment to plantations, and to
form an open and spaeious retreat, faneifully interseeting a long and straight pathway of an elevated terraee. Several buildings thus plaeed.
and at proper distanees, produee an agreeable vista, and are partieu
larly useful and ornamental in newly made plantations.
The trunks and arms of trees that retain their bark are the simple materials of whieh the building is ereeted, and the roof is eovered with reed thatehing; the eeiling and walls are eovered with kiln-dried furze, whieh is of a warm drab eolor, and whieh, from its nature, is little subjeet to beeome a harbor for noxious inseets or vermin; indeed, the abundanue of these troublesome ereatures is so injurious to the use of garden buildings whieh are not inelosed, that it is desirable to aseertain a remedy e!fieient to prevent their approaeh. The furze so dried is adverse to small animals and birds, and has a reputation for being offensive to mseets; but it is doubted if experienee warrants full dependenee on its effieaey. If, bowever, seats were detaehed from the walls, and supported on glazed poreelain feet of a mushroom shape, and used as eastors are applied to furniture, it would prevent the annoyanee, in a great degree, whieh some persons find from these intruders.
If straw be used instead of reeds for thatehing, a few seasons will sbow the propriety of employing the sharper material; for miee and sparrows have a great faeility of assailing sueh roofs, and speedily destroy them.