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Lord willing I'm going to start a log cabin this winter. I've started dropping poplar trees and hewing them for the cabin. It's a good work out but therapeutic at the same time. This is also a great time to be in the woods.
 

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Nice cabins guys. Phil C what kind of windows did you use? I'm pondering right now on what to try to use.
 
Nice cabins guys. Phil C what kind of windows did you use? I'm pondering right now on what to try to use.
We got two panels from a lumber yard and I cut a hole in the wall then put ruff cut 2 by 10 boards in to act as the frame. Use slats nailed in to position them and put them in so they slide from side to side either way. Later I made two more little ones from scratch to put in the door these are held together by pegs.
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IMG_0301 by Oliver Sudden, on Flickr
 
If any of you make it to Pahrump Nevada, there's a beautiful red cedar cabin near the dirt race track. That cabin was built in west Virginia and then moved to Pahrump by the fiddle playin'est man I've ever met. The owners have sinces past away but it sure was a pleasure to know them.
 

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Thanks for sharing Phil. Yes it is hard work but that keeps my mind focused on productive things. I know the real work will start when I start setting logs.
 
If any of you make it to Pahrump Nevada, there's a beautiful red cedar cabin near the dirt race track. That cabin was built in west Virginia and then moved to Pahrump by the fiddle playin'est man I've ever met. The owners have sinces past away but it sure was a pleasure to know them.
I found it on street scenes. The background scenery is beautiful!
Pahrump is a small town a bit west of Las Vegas. We almost went there while visiting Vegas, but went to the Dam instead. That was cool, too!
Vegas is set among mountains and desert, and there's a lot to explore that doesn't include neon lights!
It's so much cooler than I imagined!

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.223...pitch=0&thumbfov=100!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
 
I found it on street scenes. The background scenery is beautiful!
Pahrump is a small town a bit west of Las Vegas. We almost went there while visiting Vegas, but went to the Dam instead. That was cool, too!
Vegas is set among mountains and desert, and there's a lot to explore that doesn't include neon lights!
It's so much cooler than I imagined!

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.223...pitch=0&thumbfov=100!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
It is or at least was a very beautiful place. He literally built it twice. Once in va and again where it sits.
 
Phil,
I had a few friends say similar things. For me to use easier materials. Your right!! Building a cabin evokes a whole different feeling and kindred spirit that a shed or plywood just won’t provide. Your place looks great!!
 
Green with envy here, fellas. Building a cabin has been a dream since high school days. I used to have a copy of Bradford Angier's classic "Build Your Home in the Woods" for continued inspiration. There's a wonderful chapter on the subject in the first Foxfire Book. I happened to crack mine open just yesterday chasing references to making head cheese in the hog dressing section.
Phil, that cabin of yours seems to be chinked just perfectly. What did you use?
 
Bill, it chinked with wood and the dobbing you see is mortar with terracotta dye to match the local mud. Small nails were driven in at an angle for the mortar to get a grip on. Learned that from an old cabin I saw. Yes it has cracked over the years but none has fallen out.
 

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