Saturday, June 23, 2012

Beams Going Up!

Here are a few shots of one of the ways we use to get our beams up onto the cabin.  The beams are 36' long and 10 to 12 inches in diameter, making them far to heavy to lift by hand.  We used the winch on Tom's truck to pull the logs up the opposite side of the cabin.  A temporary post is anchored to the front wall of the cabin to hang a pulley on.

It's always fun to see these logs go up.  Along with enhancing the appearance of the cabin these beams provide a substantial snow load support.  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A good start

Well the weather has cooperated as much as can be expected in the mountains in Montana in the spring, but we have been able to get our floor down finally.  The flooring is made of tongue and groove fir decking which I finish by rubbing in stain and then seal with several coats of varnish.
We were also lucky enough to get our logs started before the rain decided to make a return visit.

I will provide more detail on the log construction in next several postings as we progress all the way to our first set of 35' Log roof purlins or "beams".

Neil inspecting the progress

Here is Neil inspecting his new deck and foundation.

The rest is coming soon Neil, I promise.

Green River Delay

Sorry for the delay on postings about the Montanan's Progress.  I had to make a brief visit to the Green River Utah KOA and build two small rental cabins before they got up and running for their summer season.

Here are a couple of shots of that beautiful area and of one of the cabins I built.