100 Yr Old Log Cabin

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Project by benndog posted 12-11-2008 03:49 AM 2491 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Vintage tamarak hand-hewn Finish log cabin, moved to lakeshore and restored over several years by my wife and I.
The third photo is the cabin as we originally found it, covered up with siding and plastic in a farm field.

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#1 posted 12-11-2008 04:02 AM

Beautiful log cabin, inside and outside.
Great restoration work!

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#2 posted 12-11-2008 04:40 AM

Beautiful cabin. We love to reclaim and restore around here. Excellent!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 12-11-2008 04:23 PM

Very nice! I’d love to see some more interior pictures.

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#4 posted 12-11-2008 07:24 PM

Excellent Job Beautiful WORK
Are you living in it now

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 12-11-2008 07:28 PM

Great job!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 12-11-2008 07:48 PM

Interesting batten arrangement on that door. Restoring a building like that is definately a labor of love.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#7 posted 12-12-2008 12:16 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments!
Unfortunately, we lost the place (and our savings) in the real-estate crash, forced into short-sale to avoid sheriff’s sale. Sigh.
But we got to live in it while we restored it, and that was 3 years of heaven, on the shores of Lake Benedict, MN. I think of that time as our retirement years taken early, as we will have to work the rest of our lives now, as we hit our 60’s. Fortunately, I am staying busy as a self-employed handyman, computer troubleshooter, and I also convert Video tapes to DVDs (if any of you have video collections you don’t want to lose to aging or damage, contact me before it’s too late! )


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#8 posted 10-16-2010 05:52 PM

What a house! (I think cabin isn’t a big enough word!) Sorry you don’t have it anymore! My wife and I bought a partially restored 110 year old victorian for just 16K because of the market crash (our first home), so I know the whole housing market is upside down!

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