Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I visited the Adirondacks in upstate New York this Fall. I fell in love with some of the classic Adirondack scribed log lean-to shelters. I'd actually love to build one, so I found a great excuse to do so:

I need a woodshed for the cabin.

Something like this:

I'll make it out of Western Red Cedar and Ponderosa Pine found on my property. It doesn't need to be big. I'm thinking a 6x10 footprint and 8-10 feet tall.

This will allow me to get experience to scribing and building log cabins. Besides, it gives me a chance to buy a new toy:

A log scriber. :-)

The snow (and arctic cold conditions) have finally hit Northern Idaho. The cabin is now entirely inaccessible by Jeep until late Spring.

I've got some things to do up at the cabin site, however. I left 2/3 of the goat floor up there to be worked on, and I still need to attach the loft railing to the loft. I'll get started on those interior projects soon. The important exterior projects will have to wait until summer.

In the meantime, exciting things have been happening with my other timber framing project:

You can see more at:


We're about to get started cutting joinery, and I'll try to document that a bit better than I did with the cabin. :-)