Restored forest log cabin

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Project by logjacob posted 09-22-2011 11:50 AM 3222 views 13 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last summer I made a small log cabin for my family from a 100 years old bath house.

While the bigger house will be built – the small cabin will be a good shelter for us.

Here are some retrospective of how the cabin has been made:

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#1 posted 09-22-2011 01:40 PM

That my friend is AWESOME!! Ive been waiting to cut logs to start building my own cabin. Going to start in a few weeks when time permits. Great job!! And very nice video

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 01:43 PM

It really looks cool!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 09-22-2011 01:45 PM

Thanks DaddyT. It is very good microclimate in the log and full timber houses. No moisture, fresh air and very good sleeping time full of sweet dreams..

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#4 posted 09-22-2011 02:00 PM

Looks like a lot of hard work that you put into this project. Thanks for the video as it gave me a much more appreciation for your project. The project is cool but the time lapse presentation tells it all. Hats off to you.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 09-22-2011 02:15 PM

I cant speak for everyone but thats a real home.
At first i was amazed at the work involved. Which appears to be like no small task.
By the time the video had reached it’s conclususion i was in awe over the beautiful home you have built for your family.

I ‘ve lived in 2 homes built by my father. We have since moved on and grown up but those homes live in me now.

Congratulations on your achievements and your growing family.

-- Anthony

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#6 posted 09-22-2011 02:17 PM

It’s an awesome video, Jacob, and very moving.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 09-22-2011 02:28 PM

Beautiful cabin…. beautiful family….beautiful music… beautiful video. Heck, I’ve got goosebumps!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 09-22-2011 02:33 PM

OK Ive watched this 7 times already lol. Did you reuse the bricks from the first site? And is that moss your putting between the logs? I cant get over the quality of the video! Did you do it yourself?

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#9 posted 09-22-2011 02:42 PM

Hey DaddyT. The bricks for the interior wall are recycled from a 150 years old chimney. The bricks for the new chimney was new. Yes it is moss between the logs – it is called here – “white moss” and it grows only in marsh. It is our traditional material used between the logs. The video I made by myself.

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#10 posted 09-22-2011 03:07 PM

Very strong and sturdy cabin built with and filled with love, you can not get better than that. You can do
better work with that ax, than I can with a timber chisel. I like that fireplace in the middle of the cabin so
that the chimney heats the house instead of the outdoors. That is the first wood shingle roof I have seen
built in that fashion, a roof like that must last for a long time. I like that self rocking cradle, if the little one
gets restless, it would tend to rock itself. Thank you for sharing, and may you and your family have many
happy years ahead of you.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 09-22-2011 03:13 PM

Remarkable job!! Beautiful!! Breathtaking!!

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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#12 posted 09-22-2011 04:38 PM

Bravo! great! job love to have It. what’s the size please! thanks!

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#13 posted 09-22-2011 06:24 PM

All I can say is WOW…..

-- Tony

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#14 posted 09-22-2011 06:31 PM

I’m kind of overwhelmed by this, desperately wanting more pictures. I’m a log cabin maniac and we’re contemplating doing something similar with another property. I’m shocked and amazed.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 09-22-2011 06:51 PM

That is a truly amazing. You are not only a skilled home builder, but a skilled cinematographer and story teller.
You have a beautiful family and we hope to see more from you.

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