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Project by Ben posted 1909 days ago 3345 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am not sure if this falls under the woodworking projects umbrella but… it involved a ton of wood and it was definitely work.

My Dad and I have been building this hunting cabin for quite some time.

The pine trees that were used for the porch columns, rafters, ridge poles and main beam were harvested from our property. There were countless days clutching a chainsaw and/or draw knife.

The ridge poles are 24 feet long. Most of the joinery is half-lap dados cut with a chainsaw.

The siding was cut on a woodmizer sawmill.

The maple floor came from an old-school gymnasium. The free throw lines were still on the floor before making trip to Home Depot to rent a floor sander.

All told, it has cost less than 5k in materials.

This has become the preferred family gathering place.

It’s funny how a little spot in the woods can bring people together.





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dustbunny

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#1 posted 1909 days ago

Excellent craftsmanship, and very resourceful at that. I’m sure there will be lot’s more great memories to come about this cabin.

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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spanky46

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#2 posted 1909 days ago

Make me one please! Nice job!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 1909 days ago

A great looking cabin.

I this isn’t woodworking. I’ll eat my shirt.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Todd Thomas

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#4 posted 1909 days ago

nice looking cabin….looks like a great place to escape to and relax…good job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Splinterman

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#5 posted 1909 days ago

That is one fine looking cabin….......are you going to completly cover all your porches.
Post some more pics as your proceed.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1909 days ago

It looks like a great cabin and super build well done

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 1909 days ago

Wow, nice project

looks like fun to me.

Lee

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kolwdwrkr

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#8 posted 1909 days ago

I’ll put this in my book of never-seen-befores. It’s weird to see the roof on before the walls. Cool. For less then 5k I wish I had it.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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SCOTSMAN

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#9 posted 1909 days ago

I am not ususally a rustic fan but I love this .This is so cool.I have exactly the same kind of material box aluminium for my shop roof and since I installed it a few years ago I haven’t had one drip guaranteed 25 years so it will be there when I am not LOL love you project I wish you many years of happiness enjoying it.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 1909 days ago

That is my kind of roughing it! I can see many good memories being made here. You did a great job! Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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TedM

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#11 posted 1909 days ago

Yep, it’s woodworking!

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mtnwild

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#12 posted 1909 days ago

Beautiful!

The big deck is a great idea.

Great project…...............

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

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Ben

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#13 posted 1908 days ago

Thanks for all the encouraging comments. My dad and I have been working on this a couple of weekends a month for the last 2 years.

We plan to cover at least part of the back deck and may expand the back another 10-15 feet. The front porch faces south so the back deck is shaded a good portion of the day. We spend 90% of waking time outdoors when we are there so outdoor space was pretty important.

Yes it did look a little strange with a roof and no walls. We wanted to get the rafters and sub floors protected from the elements as soon as possible and needed a covered area for camping.

I will post some more pictures when we get the interior finished.

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dennis mitchell

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#14 posted 1908 days ago

I’d want to live there and take a week or two off each year to go work. Very nice.

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rooster

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#15 posted 1907 days ago

Very Nice! I wish I had a place like that.

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