Jan 21 2016

Raised Storage House Part 2

Published by at 7:54 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

Most of the logs for this building project are buried under the snow now, so I’m going to return to it in March or April.

There has been a bit of progress, with the first supporting horizontal logs being attached. Native people seem to generally not drill and peg them, but I borrowed a drill from my father to make the later stages safer to build. I could have mortised, but I didn’t have the tools for doing a good job. I used a generator for the electricity.

The pegs are seasoned to expand rather than shrink as fresh ones would. They were made square so to wedge in tighter. Nails were used to hold the logs in place while drilling.

My brother in law, Rune, was helping me with the process.

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