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    Time lapse video of remote cabin build

    I thought this was a great video of Shawn James' Ontario cabin build. Impressive do-it-yourself of a remote, off-grid cabin




    If further interested, here's the Popular Mechanic write-up http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...in-time-lapse/
    and his website http://myselfreliance.com/
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    Hmmm they don't show how he made all the roof planks and furring strips....

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    I also like this shot... where NOT to put your hand when cutting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ View Post
    Hmmm they don't show how he made all the roof planks and furring strips....

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    Drove 'em in on his truck, I'd wager. You can see in one of the shots that it's near a gravel road with a gate. Off grid, though, and done the old fashioned way. Still very impressive...
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    I spent the winter of 88/89 in a similar cabin at McCall ID. I plowed snow, skied Brundage Mtn, and Mike Dorris checked me out in the J 3 on skis. Not sure I could mentally handle the cabin today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyR View Post
    Drove 'em in on his truck, I'd wager. You can see in one of the shots that it's near a gravel road with a gate. Off grid, though, and done the old fashioned way. Still very impressive...
    His 5000 sq ft house is 1/4 mile away you think?
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    Like the idea of burning the roofing. Never seen that.

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    Why did he burn the roofing?
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    Pretty cool video, like watching "Alone in the Wilderness" boiled down to 4 or 5 minutes.

    Im also curious about why he burned the roofing.
    Seems like paint would be easier if it was just to make it black.
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    Burning wood has several benefits. Traditionally, three boards are tied together lengthwise to form a triangular tunnel. The interior is then set on fire and the scorched surface cooled with water. It’s a counterintuitive but ingenious idea: heating wood to render it fireproof. If you’ve ever tried to rekindle a campfire using burnt logs, you get the idea. The combustion also neutralizes the cellulose in the wood — the carbohydrates that termites, fungus and bacteria love — making it undesirable to pests and resistant to rot. The resulting charcoal layer repels water and prevents sun damage as well. By some estimates, boards that have undergone this process can last 80 years or more. And you don’t have to hump extra roofing material.

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