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Project by elkmtnman posted 637 days ago 3007 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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MarkTheFiddler

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#1 posted 636 days ago

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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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 636 days ago

+1 on the coolest playhouse!!!thanks for sharing.
welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 636 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 636 days ago

Great job. Looks like happy tenants. They’re all that really matters.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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elkmtnman

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#5 posted 636 days ago

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…..... ;-)

-- Tom, aka ElkMtnMan of Colorado

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joebazooka

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#6 posted 636 days ago

OMG! just saw this and I love it. I wish I had both the time and space to build one for myself.

-- Robert-maine

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Dale

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#7 posted 636 days ago

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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Don Broussard

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#8 posted 636 days ago

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!

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elkmtnman

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#9 posted 636 days ago

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.

-- Tom, aka ElkMtnMan of Colorado

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david38

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#10 posted 636 days ago

great cabin

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Stephenw

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#11 posted 636 days ago

Outstanding. You have some very lucky grandchildren.

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Ben

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#12 posted 636 days ago

Thats pretty awesome

-- Do something nice for somebody

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grizzman

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#13 posted 636 days ago

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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BentheViking

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#14 posted 636 days ago

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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hunter71

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#15 posted 633 days ago

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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