The Tumberland Homestead


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Quickly built tool shelter:

The 3 sill logs on stone foundation:

Foundation and first 5 logs snowed in:

Posts with temporary braces:

10 inch spikes hold everything together, and chisel, mallet and drawknife were used extensively for the joints:

Putting diagonals into your design is a must for stability:

Posts as vertical as can be, but all a different length:

Andy helps with peeling the logs:

After climbing up there and sawing off all posts to a level height purchased lumber eases the way:

Oops, two are still left too high. Will just take a few... hours:

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