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    Default Tek log cabin build Sept 2013

    My wife got drawn for the 2012 Teklanika Staking parcel. Here are some pics of the cabin we are building with the trees from the property. Thanks to all the friends and family that helped out. Those green logs are heavy! We did most all of the work on the weekends in Sept., and I do apologies to all those trying to moose hunt while I was making multiple trips up and down river. I sware this was the only time I could get to do it. These two pics are of the foundation.IMG_3750.jpgIMG_3746.jpg

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    Next was the primer, then two layers of porch and patio paint.IMG_3751.jpgIMG_3888.jpg

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    Next was the outhouse, given to us by a friend and painted by my wife with left over stuff in the garage. What is with these pictures going everywhere? IMG_3891.jpgIMG_3893.jpg

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    Then the logs go up. IMG_3903.jpgIMG_3933.jpg

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    The final two pics, the first is before we put the roof on the second is after. This is how far we got this Year. We plan to hit it hard in the spring and finish sometime mid summer! and goodnight, I will post more pics next year! maybe one or two this winter. IMG_3937.jpgIMG_3943.jpg

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    That is so cool man, looks like you have done this before. I am literally pretty jealous right now.......
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    What size is the cabin. Nice looking work so far looking forward to see the complete job.

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    That looks great. I have built a couple of small cabins up here and I know how good it feels seeing them rise from nothing. Good work.

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    The cabin is currently 16 x 16 and I plan to put on an 8' deck.

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    Very cool. Couple questions. I assume the logs are spiked at the ends and them rebar spiked down the centers every "X" number of feet? Also, are you going to have a sizable overhang on the eves? Do you have to worry much about water from rain or snow getting in between the sub flooring and mud sill logs that are cut in half?

    Sure wish we didn't have to wait 8 months for an update. Looking great and best of luck.

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    Looks purty skookum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20Dogg View Post
    Those green logs are heavy!
    Looks nice, but I have to ask.....were all these logs green.....as in green, GREEN, just killed? If so I hope you know what to possibly expect......
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    Most logs were green, I had boat issues over the summer so I could not get up to cut and peel. Also there was high fire danger and I didn't want to be the one to burn the forest down I've seen my sea get lots of trees hot, also throw sparks from the chain.

    I expect them to shrink a fair bit and maybe split a little? That's why I'm gonna wait a bit before I put the windows and door in.

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    Skrap,

    They are spiked into the vertical logs on either end. Also spiked into logs below, I used 12" spikes.

    The style of cabin I built was shown to me by Marty Meierotto during an Alaska Trappers Association workshop back in 07. There is a you tube video of a short clip illustrating the build process on ATA's web page.

    http://www.alaskatrappers.org/cabin_..._workshop.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by H20Dogg View Post

    I expect them to shrink a fair bit and maybe split a little? That's why I'm gonna wait a bit before I put the windows and door in.
    If they were as green as you seem to say they were, then you can expect them to do all kinds of crazy stuff.....twisting, splitting, bowing, etc... Hopefully you'll get lucky. A real cold winter can zap a lot of the moisture out of them as well.
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    Very Nice....can't wait to see it come together.

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    Here are some shots of the roof we did two weeks ago, half-logs, plastic, 2inch foam board, 1/2 inch plywood, roofing paper, furring strips, and lastly the metal and trim.


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    Here is the work we did last week, framed in and installed Doors and Windows, also we get a little more chinking done each time we go out.



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    Here are a couple shots from multiple sides.




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    I would live in it,nice job.
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