Resuscitating an Old Cabin
Richard Aiken always dreamed of having his own cabin in the woods, and by-golly he has made it happen. He got this cabin from Billy Howell of Missouri, which at the time of acquisition had a collapsed roof, but it also still had impressive white oak beams, hand hewn and squared with half dovetail notches. Most of the logs, in fact, were in excellent condition. The cabin was relocated in the Ozark Mountains with a natural spring nearby. Check out these photos and then tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!
Aiken used chicken wire to fill in breaches in the log cabin. “This was particularly nice because it could conform to the space and left an air gap for insulation. Daubing was performed with an old recipe: one quarter part cement, one part lime, and four parts sand (the original calls for hog bristles as a binder).”
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