Thursday, September 21, 2017

The old way of building

the original log cabin.

Marvelous.  Found over here.

1 comment:

markm said...

I barely know enough about this kind of construction to comprehend how much work it is, and I greatly respect the men who've done it.

Also, notice all the little details involved to leave an allowance for the logs settling (I think that's what "sinking" means in the captions). I get the feeling that building a log house that will stand straight for 25 years requires more specialized knowledge than modern construction - but instead of a hiring construction workers, a homesteader either had to have this knowledge and skill, or know a nearby homesteader with it, because there were no professional construction workers.