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I built this cabin using my Norwood LumberMate sawmill from standing dead lodgepole pine, over a period of 2 summers with the help of my 2 grandsons.
-- Tom, aka ElkMtnMan of Colorado
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log cabin playhouse plus suspension bridge to future treehouse
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#1 posted 11-24-2012 04:24 AM
Tom, This is the coolest playhouse I have ever seen. Your grandchildren have to be besides themselves and have smiles stuck on their faces. Very nicely done.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!
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#2 posted 11-24-2012 04:27 AM
+1 on the coolest playhouse!!!thanks for sharing.welcome to lumberjocks!!!
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#3 posted 11-24-2012 04:39 AM
SWEET! One great cabin.
-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln
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#4 posted 11-24-2012 04:40 AM
Great job. Looks like happy tenants. They’re all that really matters.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
#5 posted 11-24-2012 05:00 AM
Thanks for the very nice comments and the warm welcome. My grandkids live in Seattle, 1400 miles away, so I need to put in the extra effort to make sure they always want to come visit us…..... ;-)
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#6 posted 11-24-2012 12:52 PM
OMG! just saw this and I love it. I wish I had both the time and space to build one for myself.
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#7 posted 11-24-2012 01:22 PM
Come visit !!!!!!!, I’d be wanting to move in. As the others have said, that is really a cool cabin. I see the camera is nearby, how about some more photos.
-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.
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#8 posted 11-24-2012 02:28 PM
Tom—Well done! I’m getting design ideas for a playhouse for my granddaughter now, and I like your design and construction. Can you provide a few more details and pictures, like overall size and pics of the interior?
-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!
#9 posted 11-24-2012 02:42 PM
Thanks …. The construction is 6” D-Logs that are sawn from 8-10” dia trees. Corners are running butt joints. Logs are doweled and caulked with 6 foot long threaded rods at the corners. Roof panels can be disassembled in 3 pieces and logs can be removed for transport to a new location. The interior floor is 8’ x 10’ ; the sleeping loft is 4’ x 6’ ; ceiling height allows an adult plenty of head room to stand up once inside. The loft gives access to a fixed bridge leading to a spiral staircase the rises to a tower for the suspension bridge the provides access to a ladder going up into the trees to a trapdoor opening to a high deck. The deck surrounds the treehouse (under construction) that will resemble the log cabin when finished. I will post more photos in the album…... stay tuned.
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#10 posted 11-24-2012 03:01 PM
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#11 posted 11-24-2012 03:01 PM
Outstanding. You have some very lucky grandchildren.
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#12 posted 11-24-2012 06:06 PM
Thats pretty awesome
-- Do something nice for somebody
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#13 posted 11-24-2012 06:48 PM
well grandpa, you are the man here, mountain man i see, im an ole mountain man myself, but, you have done just right here…the smile on your grandsons face tells it all, what a cool thing to do for them, it makes me want to be a young man again, and have the care free time in a place like this, this is great, your a wonderful dad and grand dad…i love this, and i know they do to…
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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#14 posted 11-25-2012 03:45 AM
there’s doing something, there’s going above and beyond, and then this
-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson
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#15 posted 11-27-2012 01:29 PM
Great project, and with good help. A playhouse has been on my “to do” list for a long time.
-- A childs smile is payment enough.
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