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Offline Kent Shootwell

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Log cabin
« on: July 05, 2016, 04:58:01 pm »
Like every little kid I dreamed of building a log cabin, my chance has come. First gather logs then fit them together for a floor then stack them up. Sounded easy and I think 30 or 40 years ago it would of been. But I'm started and will add pictures as I go.
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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2016, 05:09:09 pm »
VERY cool!  Looking forward to following your progress!
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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 05:51:46 pm »
I am too.... very nice start  :)
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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 10:08:22 pm »
Howdy,

An impressive project off to an impressive start.

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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 07:29:02 pm »
I see you have beetle killed pine where you are too!  Congrats on your project.  Wonderful fulfillment.

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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2016, 02:53:01 pm »
Made a little progress, then had to watch the sunset from start of the porch.
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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2016, 03:08:46 pm »
KS,

Great photos!!!
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2016, 09:29:55 pm »
My plans for this summer included building a cabin in the woods on my property. Unfortunately the need for a new roof on our house took away any extra funds for this year.  Thanks for letting us enjoy your project vicariously.  Keep up the reports and photos!

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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 01:21:51 am »
You're living the dream Kent.  I look forward to seeing your work as it progresses.

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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2016, 08:30:03 am »
Impressive!

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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2016, 08:43:52 am »
Had a nice surprise yesterday, my friend has a lot of 2" by 6" boards that he will give me for flooring and roof boards. So with kind offer I have no costs in this build other then gas and oil for the saw. Must be my clean living and pure heart finially paying off!😈
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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2016, 11:35:11 am »
It surely can't hurt!!

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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2016, 10:15:25 am »
Progress has been slow but since I've never built any thing I expected to have to rework some things. Here's a example of a lot of work that won't pay out. The log my buddy is sitting on is full of knots and curves so it's coming out to be replaced with a much better one. We went back to the timber and dropped a couple of tall straight beetle kills which produced three good logs. Average size is 14" across.
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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2016, 06:21:09 pm »
Looking good! You could use the crooked logs in the areas where there will be window or door cutouts. Looks like it will be about 12' wide, so with a 2 foot window, you only need about 5' straight lengths in those areas.

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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2016, 12:03:19 pm »
Been off to the far east (Virginia, Tennessee) visiting and seeing some sights and have got back to the fun stuff. You can see I got rid of that nasty lump and the log he was setting on.  ;D Notching skills are improving and can fit one in four or five trips on and off.
 
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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2016, 12:20:39 pm »
KS,

Looks like you are coming along very well with this project.

Just a suggestion on my part, but you may what to think about where doors, windows and a fireplace may need to be set up?
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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2016, 03:51:09 pm »
Thanks Blair, I have a plan on the door and window but these won't be cut in till the walls are higher then that. A small wood stove will set in the corner that is to the left and nearest and a bunk bed will be built in with the foot to it. A door will be off center to the porch and the window will be centered on the far wall looking west. The bear skin goes on the wall nearest the Aspens, a few pegs drilled in the walls for coats and guns should be about it. Oh and a small table and two chairs for the meat and whiskey I will enjoy with all my visitors.
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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2016, 04:13:51 pm »
That's looking good Kent. How many log's high will you go on the wall's ? Look's like a nice place! ,,DT

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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2016, 06:15:29 pm »
Dusty, I'm guessing 6 or 7 logs then start going progressively shorter to form the gable ends. The roof will extend over the porch. The spot is pretty dandy, I've seen deer, elk, moose, antelope, bear, coyote, and grouse there.
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Re: Log cabin
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2016, 06:54:47 pm »
Sounds like this is gonna be a really fancy hunting blind. Hunt from the rocking chair.....

 

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