A friend’s friend who lived in a cabin in the woods for several years, who was working on a project for a local timber company, was so fascinated with the craftsmanship of the woodworking that he asked her to join him for a woodshop tour.
The cabin was a big success and she is now planning a remodel of her old house, which is being constructed by her family in an apartment in the same area.
The cabin in a log cabin.
(Courtesy of Erin T. Tipton)The woodworking involved cutting a piece of oak that was then shaped and glued together using a router, hammer, and a wood glue gun.
“I thought that it would be fun to try and turn it into something that I could sell,” Tiptan said.
The project began in early December, with the goal of starting work on the new house within the next two weeks.
“We just needed a couple weeks,” Tippetts said.
“It’s not like I’m a really gifted woodworker.
I was just looking to take advantage of this opportunity to get a little bit of a kickstart.”
Tippetts used her father’s woodworking skills and a friend’s expertise to create the cabin.
She cut a log that was 1 1/2 feet long and 5 feet wide, as well as a small log-built structure that she cut out of pine.
She then covered the structure with wood chips and wood glue.
The next step was to lay out the exterior of the home.
“The wood was very nice, and I loved that the wood was in the way,” she said.
She used a hammer to make a wooden hinge that was nailed to the cabin roof and secured with a 1/4-inch-thick nail.
She also cut a hole in the log for a hole saw to cut out the logs, and she cut an extension for the roof.
“There’s nothing that’s worse than having to do it yourself, but the weather was very cold in the middle of the summer and it was hard to work around,” Tipetts said of the weather.
“So I figured it was worth the effort to make it myself.”
The new cabin is in great shape.
(Hugh O’Sullivan/Courier-Post via Getty Images)”It’s very well made,” she continued.
“But I think it would have been easier if I’d just gone and bought a big piece of wood.”
After the cabin was finished, she used it as a base for the next project, which included building out the outside of the cabin and adding a roof.
This time, she chose pine as the material.
“You can’t use any other kind of wood, but I think pine is just beautiful,” Tinketts said, pointing to the tree on her tree stand.
“I had some pine sticks on hand, so I was able to cut them in half and glue them together.”
After she completed the roof, the wood work was completed and the wood trim was added.
She said she was surprised to find that she was able for the cabin to be used for a few years before she had to trim it out.
“My wife and I bought the cabin for $1,500.
It was pretty cool that it stayed in that house for such a long time,” she laughed.