Building a Log Cabin With Woman Power

With the right design concept and a bit of gumption, two women are indeed capable of building a log cabin.



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Contrary to the warnings of skeptical acquaintances, two women were more than up to the job of building a log cabin.
PHOTO: CYNTHIA HILL/ANNE LABASTILLE/NANCY TUCKER
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Cynthia Hill, posing within a window frame.
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Nancy Tucker, positioning a beam at the corner.
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[5] Fiberglass—set between the timbers at the corners—reduces air leaks where the joints don't quite meet.
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The interior of the log structure is rustic and cozy.
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Diagram shows the floor plan of the cabin. Hill and Tucker offset the walls and strategically placed doors and windows to minimize the size of logs they would have to lift.
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The floor joists were toenailed in at 16"" intervals.
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