Nebraska Authors

Larry Haun

Born 1931-05-06 Harrisburg, NE (USA)

Died 2011-10-24
Coos Bay, OR (USA)

Larry began his building career in Nebraska at the age of 17, and kept building for the next 63 years, He also taught carpentry to apprentice carpenters at a community college in California for 20 years. In his "retirement,” he built houses for Habitat for Humanity and wheelchair ramps for people in hospice care.

Places Lived

Harrisburg, NE
Albuquerque, NM
Los Angeles, CA
Coos Bay, OR

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


"How to" books related to construction



Places Worked

New Mexico


The Very Efficient Carpenter. 1998.
Homebuilding Basics: Carpentry. 1999.
Habitat for Humanity: How to Build a House. 2002. (revised 2008)
A Carpenter's Life as Told By Houses. 2012.

Mr. Haun produced three carpentry how-to videos for Taunton Press and was a regular contributor to Taunton's Fine Homebuilding magazine, writing 20 articles about subjects ranging from basic building skills like nailing and cutting to more advanced framing techniques for roofs, stairs, and walls

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