Monday, April 29, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Been waiting a while to see this one!



 Finally talked to the right person and got permission to stop and take some photos of this wonderful old barn.
Well over a hundred years old.
Used by the same family for several generations.
While I was hoping it was an old log barn, it did not turn out to be.


 But that doesn't mean there weren't some really cool features.

Look at the rafter work in the barn roof!
 The roof shape is not original. As the barn grew, so did the roof.
 The main part of the house is suppose to be log.

 While the barn turned out to be frame, most of the verticals were hewn logs, as you can see here on the sill logs. . .
 . . . and here on the wall logs.

The boards were a mixture of circular and band sawed wood.
 Also got out to the cabin today.
 I guess we did a pretty good job on the Adirondack shelter because it has taken up a long term resident.

Look at the back roof lower corner.
 Can ya see it.
 There, now can ya.
 Robin eggs.
And if you look real close you can see mom.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Remembered from a long time ago.

 First saw this little gem almost 40 years ago.
It was located on some property near my Log Mentors lake.
We would pass it on our way to the little pond he had.
 I don't think it sits on its original site. However, it has been where it is at for a while.

Still saveable, but would need to be quick.
The bottom logs are shot.
It has never been chink on this site.
But at one time wide boards have been put over the gaps.
A story and a half.
You can see the second floor logs above the door.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Just maybe . . .

Always doing a little family history research and came across this old photo on another persons tree that my have a link to my tree.
If so, maybe log cabins were in my blood all along.


Monday, February 11, 2019

What a difference a little time makes. . . .

 Almost the same view, but about 26 years apart.

Taking something old and making it new again.

 I have a good friend who often comes out to help at the cabin.
He is an artist, photographer and someone who is always interested in how something works.
Once while visiting he became very intrigued with this original door latch on the Pitts blacksmith building.
At the time he was remodeling his basement using lots of old lumber and even some log building techniques in the build (even chinking between some lumber to add the log cabin look),
He rebuilt a modern version of the old latch which he now uses in the basement bathroom.
Old lumber attached a little differently but works exactly the same.

See what you can do with a little imagination.