Log Cabin

This is a blog to watch the building of our new log cabin for the Town of Minisink Museum. We broke ground on April 21, 2006.

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Location: Westtown, New York, United States

The logs for our cabin came from Orange/Ulster BOCES through the efforts of Dan Myers, Dwight Warren and Hap DeGroat. Mike VanderVoort is our volunteer GC. Upon completion the cabin will be used for office, research and storage space. It will add a much needed bathroom. The highlight will be a 1700's exhibit area featuring an 8 foot open hearth.

Friday, September 15, 2006

July 16, 2006

Shingles added over 2 days.

July 15, 2006

Great day with the volunteers getting the underlayment on the roof.

July 14, 2006

Another great day of volunteers putting up the trusses.

July 11, 2006

The logs were sealed with a "secret recipe"!

July 8, 2006

The layers were completed and then pressure washed to clean them.

July 1, 2006

We had a large crew of 12 volunteers and finished most of our layers.

June 13, 2006

Additional layers have been added to the log cabin. Each layer has 100 pegs and spikes. Weatherstripping was placed between the layers to seal them. Layers are called courses and ours has 14!

June 5, 2006

The logs were brought from storage and they started to attach them to the foundation.