A Homestead Cabin Construction Project Using Landscape Timbers
These MOTHER readers demonstrated their determination to build a cabin construction project using landscape timbers with these construction designs, including building directions, six short walls and future homestead plans.
Although the angular nature of the (almost) completed Georgia backwoods cabin gives it an appearance of complexity, its design represents simplicity itself.
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The six walls of the Laughlin cabin measure 8 feet each, eliminating the need to splice the 8 foot-long landscape logs as a traditional rectangular shape with longer walls would require. Each log was caulked on its ends and bottom, then spiked to the log below with 60d nails.
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The Laughlins' "outside room with a view" is actually a well-camouflaged drum-type composting toilet.