Plank house


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Plank house

A type of timber construction consisting of sawn planks laid horizontally and notched at the corners.

plank house

A large house, generally rectangular, constructed of planks; used and built by Indians and, less frequently, by Eskimos.
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The Plank House can be inspected on April 4, April 11 and April 18 between 8 am andnoon only.
Try something different: Add a bit of historic oompf to your visit by checking out the Masterson Pioneer Homestead, the Northwest Coast Native American Plank House and the Trapper's Cabin - all part of the park's Historic Village.
The Kwakwaka'wakw (pronounced Kwok-wokie-wok) artist was born in a plank house in Alert Bay just off Vancouver Island's inside passage.
Believe it or not, the usual fuel was black walnut and the plank house was made of chestnut.
At least one of the houses was a whare whakiro or dressed plank house, and there were also various sleeping houses of pole and thatch.
The blast was apparently caused by a faulty electrical circuit and the Plank House at the airport caught fire according to This Day, a local newspaper.
Other local projects - some done in partnership with other museums - have included history trunks, a Native American plank house, walking tours and a traveling children's museum.
The recent construction of a Native American plank house now completes a group of three replica buildings, all funded through the Teaching American History federal grant program.
Together with other volunteers, they have been building a traditional Northwest Coast Native American plank house at Dorris Ranch.
He was later asked to build a scale model of a cedar plank house for the UO's Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
The planks created during the demonstration will be used to construct a coastal plank house for the museum's "Oregon - Where Past is Present" exhibit, which opens in October.
Don Day, a Grand Ronde tribal member and UO anthropology graduate student, demonstrates cedar-working techniques for a traditional coastal plank house to be included in a new UO Natural History Museum exhibit.