It has been a few days, but I haven't been idle. I have been searching for pictures to post. I found a few, not really the ones I wanted, but I hope they give you an idea of how the cabin was built.
So, we decided to build a small cabin to get us through the winter. We went to the back of our land and select cut a mixture of pine, oak and hickory trees to saw out the lumber. We took several days and concentrated on getting all the lumber we would need to build the cabin. John and I sat down and decided that 14 x 20 would be a good size cabin to start with. We got to work and had the lumber sawed in a week, we then went to work on the floor. Using 6 x 6 posts for the base and 2 x 6 oak floor joices the three of us (John, Gryffyn and me) had the sub-floor down in a week. We then enlisted our 2 older boys and our 2 nephews to help us put up the walls and the rafters.
|Our Oldest son Josh, Above his head is the beginnings of the loft floor.|
|The front of the cabin, we chose to put a small porch and lap siding on it.|
|Our nephew Tyler, notice the different color tin. We got a great deal on "Rainbow Tin".|
|Left side view of the cabin, My husband is on the roof and our son Gryffyn is helping lift rafters.|
|John and Tyler, working hard :)|
All of the wood that went into building the cabin came from our own land, including the lathing they are putting up here. My husband select cut the lumber so that the smaller trees would have time to grow, we even replanted some of the saplings that had popped up in odd places.
Even the little ones found time to borrow daddy's tools every now and then.
This last picture was taken many months after we finished the house. We actually got the house in the dry before Halloween, but it wasn't finished on the inside until much later, but that's another story.
|Gryffyn and Braydden hard at work.|
|There is a l lot of junk in the yard, but this is a pretty good likeness of the finished product.|