Rough Building: Our Country Cabin

For years two brothers dreamed of building a country cabin, and finally did on an island in Lake Bonaparte, New York.



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David Morgan, a friend and partner in building, helped out with the rafters of the saltbox-style roof.
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David and Herb's mostly finished country cabin. Slab-sawed siding—boards sliced from whole, unsquared saw logs with the bark left on the edges—give it a distinctive look.
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The skeleton of the cabin, showing floor joists, box frame, and rafters.
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Dave and Herb Warren with building plans for the cabin.
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Just about the only way to get the cabin in summer is to ferry yourself.
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In 1988, my first attempt at building on Round Island was a gazebo in memory of Herb's late wife.
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My mother in the kitchen. Oven in the background was originally gas fired, but I converted it to run on propane fuel.
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Crawl space under the cabin, showing the nine mortared stone piers and carry beams of tripled 2 x 12's.
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