Sunday, July 25, 2010

Let's build a cabin!

A lot has happened on the island in the last week. We went from concrete footings sticking out of the ground to what's actually starting to look like a cabin. We started off by putting down our three half sill logs. Then we hit the full sill logs with the Alaska mill so we would have a nice flat surface to hang out floor from, and set those logs in place to complete the first course. Over the next few days, the crew worked hard to sink a couple of skiffs while bringing out the hemlock timbers we were going to use for our floor joists. With rough cut 2x12's placed every foot, this cabin is going to be able to handle one serious dance party before we have to worry about the floor giving out. By the end of the week, we had hung the floor, and completed the first few courses of the cabin walls. We finished off the work week around 6:30 on Saturday with a new first for us, a perfectly cut log on the first try. Now we just need to figure out how to repeat that...

The Alaska Mill

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