Dick Sellers dreamed of building his own log cabin, and he didn't let setbacks keep him from making that dream come true.
A chainsaw can also be used to make angles and birdmouth notches.
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 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).
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.
He later suspended this chimney form the rafters, 24" above the fireplace.
Dick builds his stone fireplace in what is soon to be their living room.