Dovetail Notched Log Cabin

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Project by fredinmt posted 02-08-2015 01:45 PM 4736 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third cabin I have built using my log dovetail jigs.

I built it for under $8000. Much of the cost was for the woodstove, chimney and flooring.

I have a detailed build log on my website:


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#1 posted 02-08-2015 03:24 PM

Very nice cabin and workmanship. Looks like you have a nice piece of property how large, enjoyed your how to post. My neighbor built a large log home, interesting project as well.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 04:04 PM

Very cool cabin Fred

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 05:04 PM

I’m jealous, I have always wanted something like that ,just never had the ability to actually make it happen.
Great job.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#4 posted 02-08-2015 07:33 PM

Nice. I like Montana. Open for visitors?

-- Doug

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#5 posted 02-08-2015 07:51 PM

went to your website and went though your build. Was very interesting and great work!

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#6 posted 02-08-2015 07:57 PM

What a BEAUTY! A very impressive build!

Can I ship you over to my place to build one?! I have lots of red oak.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 02-08-2015 07:59 PM

That is a great looking cabin. Congratulations

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 02-08-2015 09:02 PM

Thanks for the compliments.

I am putting on a log cabin building workshop June 5-7 here in Montana and have a few spots left. If anyone is interested see the workshop page:


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#9 posted 02-08-2015 09:39 PM

Great cabin and setting!

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 02-08-2015 09:42 PM

Really sweet! What a dream it would be to have a cabin like this as my workshop….

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#11 posted 02-08-2015 10:10 PM

Outstanding cabin!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 02-09-2015 07:27 AM

That is awesome, and love the detail in your blog. Great job

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#13 posted 02-09-2015 07:39 AM

What a great job, love it that much!

Thank you for sharing.

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#14 posted 02-10-2015 12:06 AM

Very cool!

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#15 posted 02-10-2015 06:56 AM

Very nice! It’s my dream to have a retreat like that when I hit retirement age.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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