Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cabin progress continues

Weather has cooperated and the progress continues on the 1860's cabin rebuild. Roof going on one shingle at a time.
Preparation for and chinking will be as laborious as the roof for sure. First a groove is cut on the underside of each log. Then wire lathe is placed in the groove and cut to fit the opening.
Mortar is then troweled into the wire lathe to fill and seal the opening between the logs. This will provide a nice surface and shed the water.
The cabin even looks pretty nice from the inside and there seems to be quite a bit of room. I suppose that it was a bit more crowded with the pioneers eight children and then there would be all their "stuff" (washer, drier, dinning room table and chairs, big screen TV, sofa, coffee tables, oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, beds and dressers). for daily living. Lucky the bathroom was outside!

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