Dick Sellers dreamed of building his own log cabin, and he didn't let setbacks keep him from making that dream come true.
Originally, building a log cabin was a decision made out of necessity. Eventually, it evolved into a dream.
PHOTO: BILL CLARK
The first step to making window in the cabin is sawing out openings in the log walls where you want the windows to be.
A chainsaw can also be used to make angles and birdmouth notches.
Boards and beams are cut with a chain saw.
"The Thing," invented by Dick himself, is capable of lifting 2,000 pounds.
Dick welded pieces of sheet metal together to form a chimney.
A Birds Eye View of Dick's Log Cabin. For insulation, roll fiberglass out and staple it to the beams on the roof (top left). A water hose helps level the tops of the batter boards so they'll all be the same height (bottom).
Dick builds his stone fireplace in what is soon to be their living room.
He later suspended this chimney form the rafters, 24" above the fireplace.