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I am not sure if this falls under the woodworking projects umbrella but… it involved a ton of wood and it was definitely work.

My Dad and I have been building this hunting cabin for quite some time.

The pine trees that were used for the porch columns, rafters, ridge poles and main beam were harvested from our property. There were countless days clutching a chainsaw and/or draw knife.

The ridge poles are 24 feet long. Most of the joinery is half-lap dados cut with a chainsaw.

The siding was cut on a woodmizer sawmill.

The maple floor came from an old-school gymnasium. The free throw lines were still on the floor before making trip to Home Depot to rent a floor sander.

All told, it has cost less than 5k in materials.

This has become the preferred family gathering place.

It's funny how a little spot in the woods can bring people together.

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Excellent craftsmanship, and very resourceful at that. I'm sure there will be lot's more great memories to come about this cabin.

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Make me one please! Nice job!
 

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A great looking cabin.

I this isn't woodworking. I'll eat my shirt.
 

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nice looking cabin….looks like a great place to escape to and relax…good job
 

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That is one fine looking cabin….......are you going to completly cover all your porches.
Post some more pics as your proceed.
 

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It looks like a great cabin and super build well done
 

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Wow, nice project

looks like fun to me.

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I'll put this in my book of never-seen-befores. It's weird to see the roof on before the walls. Cool. For less then 5k I wish I had it.
 

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I am not ususally a rustic fan but I love this .This is so cool.I have exactly the same kind of material box aluminium for my shop roof and since I installed it a few years ago I haven't had one drip guaranteed 25 years so it will be there when I am not LOL love you project I wish you many years of happiness enjoying it.Alistair
 

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That is my kind of roughing it! I can see many good memories being made here. You did a great job! Thanks for posting.

God Bless
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Yep, it's woodworking!
 

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Beautiful!

The big deck is a great idea.

Great project…...............
 

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Thanks for all the encouraging comments. My dad and I have been working on this a couple of weekends a month for the last 2 years.

We plan to cover at least part of the back deck and may expand the back another 10-15 feet. The front porch faces south so the back deck is shaded a good portion of the day. We spend 90% of waking time outdoors when we are there so outdoor space was pretty important.

Yes it did look a little strange with a roof and no walls. We wanted to get the rafters and sub floors protected from the elements as soon as possible and needed a covered area for camping.

I will post some more pictures when we get the interior finished.
 

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I'd want to live there and take a week or two off each year to go work. Very nice.
 

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A dream come true!
 

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Love the deck, love the whole thing! That's a great project!!!
 

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toolman77,

I first saw this project you and your Dad built after I read your review of your Grizzly GO555X bandsaw. The cabin looks great! It looks like the perfect place to relax and get away from all of the "every day" problems of life. I hope you and your family have many wonderful times together at the cabin.
 

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You did a grate job, good choice on roofing, we use it a lot here in costa rica
 

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I think it looks great! And it's a great build. You did a really nice job with this.
 
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