all right guys we got quite a bit of stuff done we have to get the siding finished the idea in season one is just to finish up the exterior portion and then season two we're gonna move on to the inside we've got I'd say probably 40% of the siding put on right now so it's really leaky it's not warm yet but it's getting warmer we got the stove in its fired up Kevin digging through some nails here because we're gonna finish up the rest of siding how many hours do we have in this project so far a couple baby maybe 20 days I think that's probably right plus planning plus fiddly bits maybe 25 days and so far if you want to break it down hours we're probably both 300 hours yeah it's been it's been a project so if you guys you're planning on building your own cabin to take some work so we got the fire burning here like I say it's still leaky so we got a retard I felt these holes here still that it's actually a cabin you can see right up to the top there's nothing so we've Kevin milled some cedar from another property we couldn't actually find cedar wide enough or big enough to justify ripping them down into siding so he went to a neighboring farm not very far from here picked up some pretty big Cedars in the ultimo the problem is is when the Cedars these especially these white Cedars is the larger they get they tend to go hollow in the middle and because we're trying to make why would we need to have there's a sweet spot between big enough and not big enough it's a very well explained no try again big the bigger the bigger the cedar gets the tendency to have a hole in the middle so we don't want a hole in the middle so you gotta get through the maximum width without them going rotten yeah there's a very fine line well the ones we found here tended to have like forked and then when they had Forks that I guess the water would get in between the forks so they would crack and split or because they Fork they grew taller in the middle whatever they rotted in the middle so once we cut them open we'd have a thick board but it would only be like three feet long which is never useful especially for our long wall well the ones I actually took down from the neighboring property look appear to be healthy and then we cut into it middle of it rotten so there you go the trick with cedar so I guess thinner or wide not as wide a boards that you have available for cedar but it's still it's an excellent wood to use for siding because of its water repelling natural properties the oils that have so let's get going let's get building I know how to do it curious to see how wide this is how many years it's been growing for I'd say at least five count all the lines there probably 60 years old least if not if not all older than that these 60 door tree was taken from a piece of land where it was too wet for them to actually plant crops so they wouldn't have this might I doubt it's original old-growth but it would have been sitting there for a long time you killed a six year old tree Wow see the problem is is that they gets much larger than they start rotting and falling over so did we save it who knows you may be promoted life of another cedar that that's right well so the top we left in the in the bush so like the wild animals and stuff are gonna eat it so I'm sure there's good the population or Abbot's is gonna go up huge cuz if you look through the bush there's nothing on the ground there's nothing for them to eat so you cut the top off and you just let it sit there and you go there in the spring and there'll be nothing left of the actual greenery it's all gone so there's quite a few animals that will benefit from cutting old trees down for starters the young trees that are suffering because they can't get any sunlight so you get rid of the top canopy light penetrates down the ground a new life renews and as Kevin was saying deer actually benefit a lot from eating cedar they die their diet almost switches exclusively to eating cedar tops in some places especially where in areas that are very nutrient deficient so I mean the wintertime if you can cut down a cedar tree and just leave it leave the top a lot of animals will benefit like Kevin said the rabbits and the deer especially the inspector showed up yeah we got busted by no city ordinance no no we're good this is grant he's a what you call yourself a framer truck contractors they're a real carpenter a real a real dude so he's gonna give us a hand here help coming out on a few different projects I don't know if you know but Kevin's a professional renovator I put that in air quotes no he is an interior renovators so grant does more of like the framing framing houses you do any like straight from scratch bring me houses oh yeah yeah yeah so there you go so he nah he's more better more better at this than we are put it that way no Kevin is really nice work at interior stuff so but there's a whole set of trades that go into building houses you know it's good to know a little bit of everything we don't have to be really good at anything or everything but obviously you have to put all the skill sets together when you build something like this it's a it's a lot of different things and we've done all the little things but to specialize in one thing is one thing but to specialize in a bunch of things is almost impossible so I mean calling a body to come out and give us a hand and get us through these like last little nitty gritty bits or use it nicer if it stopped snowing on my feet so we've got our exposed rafter tails here and what we need to do is fill in the gap there obviously we can't have that gap because if you look on the inside here that'll be drafty so grants screwing up live edge here we're gonna cut that off and then we're gonna jam it up all the way to the top there to fill in that space and then we insulate the roof that'll fill in the rest of the gap we don't want things like carpenter ants and mice crawling up the walls and bees and all sorts of nasty things climbing up inside well that's beautiful grant what upside down to the border guys well we didn't get all the siding done there's still all that up there so what we've learned well we already knew this but it's really hard to keep a small cabin warm when you don't have a door you don't have siding so what we did get done yesterday there's three walls so this wall is all done all the way to the top looks beautiful swing you around here you got this wall done all the way to the top beautiful and then I managed to get this side done late at night all the way to the peak it also looks beautiful today we're gonna do something a little bit different on the top Kevin had an idea he wanted to do shakes so the top half here will go a little bit higher and then the top half is gonna be all shakes we're gonna put plywood down strapping first to bump it out a little bit and then plywood on top of that and then we'll be able to put the shakes on top kind of where we want if you put you can't really put shakes just in that open spittin logs old all opens I can't talk it so called all the open spaces we have up there so we're gonna fill that L in first and then we'll be able put the shakes on top so coming mailed a bunch of shakes the other day looking at this now I'm not sure if he realizes it but we're actually a little bit shy on siding so I'm not sure if he's gonna side all the way all the way to the top knob but he's uh he's just about to get here we've got some wood in the stove and we really need it today it's not it's not like there's a lot of ton of snow outside but it's cold so we've got the stove rockin but like I said I'd turn around here you guys can see me the stoves on but it's not picking woman it's warm a little bit but not super one here coos Kevin now oh it got some shakes pretty cakes use the shake machine for that I've got a nice low shakes are nice those shakes are these are these are the white ash shake so they're hardwood shake see there's a tape bro these the emerald ash borer is killing all the ash trees pretty much at all North America so it basically salvaged these disaster two kind of shakes and they're gonna be the front of the cabin so you're gonna have to show us how you make those shakes on the on the Norwood YES on the Norwood shake maker there's a jig we set up the log which either at the blocks about this size and then we skim off it looks really cool actually really neat system yeah well we'll have a look at that after right now we're you gonna get organized and we're gonna get started here this is really the kind of day you get hypothermia on it's not super cold though it's only seven below Celsius but it's so damned windy I got freezing rain now not quite freezing rain more like ice pellets it's cold I'm sure you get the snot drip it off my nose so we're doing a little architectural detail today so we're adding the top shake where we're gonna go up we're just building it out a little bit so it gives a little differentiation between the actual lap siding and the front of a building style now as we've build in the cabin it's starting to actually slightly warm up in here we've noticed it kind of smells sweet in here like like maple syrup like candy no neither one of us have candy here so it just must be all the sugars and the wood that's all we can come up with so as its drying out because you used a lot of wet wood especially the cedar it must be just like the cambium layer just burning up and sweetness is coming out of the wood it's actually pretty cool so I suppose like a Sugar Shack slightly not quite like maple it's actually quite warm they're the only place in the cabin that's warm leaking out the front here this guy here's been our mascot for the build so I made this guide until raccoon burgers but I left them out on the tree here the chickadees like the land on the inside and pick out all the fat so he's been staying here and feeding the birds I'm sure those chickadees are really appreciating they crawl up inside and they pick the fat that's leftover on the inside there so nothing goes to waste focused and you gotta do a sheathing here you got no perspective from this side take it on the other side with that we got a cheep cheep cheep put sheets up sheet of plywood I'm gonna measure it out cut the angles on both sides you can fill on this window there's some angles involved so our upper window is actually as though it's frozen and that's not good this is very delicate so this is going to go in the top window section I'm gonna cut it out to cut this out inside and warm it up a bit that's one peak up here oh don't get hit in head I see our window from the loft there's the wonderful loft circle circle window and then perspective wise there's our ah I got it yeah that's gonna shoot it for me oh there you go that'll be a loft space over here put our two beds maybe two beds you're thinking about two beds two single beds one on the other side so that way you can maybe hang out with somebody you don't really know too well I have some delight in the middle and then you'll have a nice view here this won't even open yeah it's kind of pivot up like an awning window I'm thinking more I'm thinking more like Sharpshooter window like an awning sure check you the window actually can put a bait site right over there and put some corn maybe a food plot that'll be the perfect place to get deer maybe I just probably was removable windows then I like the idea of just like well there's a deer and popping it open and just logistically speaking I don't like that's gonna work we need a place to stand here though that'll be perfect all right so you guys get the idea we got a circle window and always to do is put the shakes on the outside and make it look pretty so buddy of mine called me up he is tearing down this old commercial building industrial commercial building and he was like you want to come grab anything and I wanted yeah so I've always kind of wanted one of these doors one of these little plastic flappy doors and I thought what the hell am I gonna do with this thing and turns out it'll be useful here for temporary door what is this I think it's it's a plastic door at all like you can walk through it but it's still closed so it keeps the feet hold out and you can still walk through it it's more like a reminds me of like a butcher shop door or a supermarket door it might be employee employees only area yeah they move food in and out of the grocery store that's what it looks like to me okay it's gonna be our temporary door all right throw it up could you buy yourself or not it's not really a door work I don't think I've ever walk through joy like this it just feels weird already you guys got to go out the door like this that's funny my initial vote was not to put the door in because then there's no incentive to actually bill the door just like if it was nice outside there wouldn't be much incentive to build a cabin here we are we got a temporary door it won't it won't hold us back it's nice and warm in here it's a it's warmer but you gotta give it a bit closer don't like three seconds ago you know have any thermal mass in here either was a giant ice cube when we started this morning so you have to stick around and figure out how we're gonna insulate and finish the interior because I've got a few things planned collecting some animal skins and some skulls it could be pretty cool and appropriate decoration and Kevin's talking about doing some spray foam it's just gonna totally bust the budget so we'll see that happens but we're also talking about some slip straw that'll be pretty neat because that's more in tune with using materials from around us I'm not sure what that is you'll have to look it up or you could just wait and we'll show you how all we do it if we do it those are some of the ideas we're playing around with obviously is a little cost and there's a high cost and then there's a like do it right and then there's a just do it I mean they're both kind of right so what are you gonna do she's gonna pull the pull the plastic off you haven't had a look up here in a while it's been all buried look at the loft oh yeah it's always hard to get the perspective you can't get up there and step on it it is a pretty big area you can easily stand up in the middle there you go you know what's – jumping jacks actually looks pretty cool from here you should follow us on Instagram if you already haven't I already have it yeah oh I'll link up I've got a starting an Instagram Kevin's got a little bit more of a go on his so I'll link up those that we tell in the description you guys can find those if you want to some more like real-time images of what we're up to it's actually really cool yeah yeah shade the camera over we're returning marinara it looks really really cool for me no clue what's going on from here you open the back into the tooth it's a hotter thing scatter warm alright the doors windows locked you can and see all the heat out window a little balcony up here over so what I'm thinking is from where Kevin is there's obviously this gap between here if we put a bridge across so where I am now you could climb up and then you could look out here and then you could even put like a little bit of a little perch area here so you could actually sit out in that space and overlook everything that would be pretty neat and as always a pond food plot and if that doesn't work bait station and that'll draw lots of animals in better look at the window here so if anything creeps up behind here you got a nice view of an either side here plus how you know window here means that if you if it gets really hot in the summer we open this side open that side you get a nice ventilation system so you won't bake up here and in the winter tooth that you finally get it warm in here then we can open the window if you like start baking in the middle of the night because it's too hot with the wood stove as we are in the upper reaches of the cabin so obviously the heats all gonna stay up here in pool first it down it's gonna be a little bit cooler at the bottom back to work man winter's coming so we originally put this plastic up here to protect it so we don't need anymore there's a lot of sawdust so we're gonna roll it up throw it out the window we have some gloves for that my industry like more at mores it's probably look nicer no like that shorter like more gingerbread II think the blinkin still that means we're life the court it's a bike oh you like see they can hear everything I say they can't see that did you see you looking like a fool hey cut unicut listen me sir cordless Makita pretty fancy it's no power at the off-grid cabin in the woods Kevin decided to go all jaggedy so that nobody could tell that he was messing up you go randos and nobody knows it tricks your eye and you can just put it wherever you want none of them are gonna match up ideally if you do it right then none of them really match up ever when I made my bear beard oil predator oil for my beard I used bear fat boil it I rented it all down rather what was left was the cracklings and kind of the burnt fat and all that stuff so what it did was it took a piece of bread I soaked it all in the cracklings what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna leave it on the log back here we got a piece of wood here keep it out of the snow I'll put it down here and those chickadees will get to eat it so I get a good mixture of the fat from the raccoon and some bear fat and bread so this goes more of a another tie in to how nothing ever gets wasted so if you ever like shot a deer for example it ran off into the woods and it disappeared and you never saw it ever again would that deer actually go to waste it's kind of an interesting question right I mean does it go to waste or does it go back to other animals and circle back so to talk about waste it's more of a human term and this kind of illustrates things because you know if you just threw it out is it wasted technically not I mean nature doesn't really work that way it doesn't have value so humans place value on certain things so you you're wasting food it's because humans would want to ordinarily consume it but it cycles back life cycles nutrients cycle so let's cycle this back and see the environment we'll give it to the birds they can make use of it especially in the wintertime when it's hard to get food otherwise so there we go we'll feed our chickadee friends our new neighbors

BUILDING Cabin from SCRATCH with SAWMILL! | 80-YEAR OLD TREE into SIDING! Ep9
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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    They have certainly disbelieved who say, " Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary" while the Messiah has said, "O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Indeed, he who associates others with Allah – Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    i was told a few years ago that in a untouched hard maple hardwood bush it will grow a half inch ish, every 10 years , and that a properly managed, or forested bush, can grow 2 inches every ten years! when i was logging i found cedar was only rotten in low lying areas, wet or swampy areas….usually the only cedar you can find is what loggers in the past didnt take…. cause it was in a low area and good chance it was rotten…. our local mill was saying he never bought any decent local cedar in years…. said most of the good stuff is comming down from Manitoulin Island….

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    I'm not a carpenter. Have no plans on building anything any time soon. This Cabin series has got to be the funnest thing I've ever followed. Really enjoy the appreciation of nature.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    pretty tiny car 🙂

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    That siding is gorgeous!

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Are the siding stacked on top of eachother like shakes? If not how are they done?

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Looks great ! two ideas as I am building a similar project. As I work alone alot I bought a passlode nail gun and it has made a huge difference in time and convenience. And my vote for insulation is for spray cellulose. a little glue in the hopper and it sticks wonderfully as you spray, seals completly, low cost, uses recycled paper, contains boric acid as pest repellant. Thanks for sharing and best of luck

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Why didn’t you guys hang some tarps or plastic up to hold the heat in and cut the wind eh?

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Can't build one of them in Holmes county Florida because the county was losing too much money in sales taxes on the building materials

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Why go from slab siding to shakes. Did you run out of slabs

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    The little Makita battery operated saw was crying it said why didn't you a Milwaukee

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    As the great Bugs Bunny said: "What a maroon".

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Why did you not wrap the frame of the house ….. your going to leek air and heat like crazy

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    You need a flintlock musket hanging on the wall 😊

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    I love the siding 😊that is awesome 👍

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Shingles, shakes, shims, small tapered planks… ash is A grade, usually they are b grade cedar and Crack easy. Super nice job.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Why didn't you put on tyvek?

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Damn boys glad you are t getting paid by the hour! Looks good though! Thanks for the video

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Those are shingles, not shakes. Shakes are split on at least one side. Singles are machine cut. Shakes are thicker.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    where is the insulation ?

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Why did you not over lap your first row of shingles. big no no.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    It looks bloody cold but the cabin looks fantastic

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Почему кору не сняли с досок, короед сожрет всю эту избушку, ставлю плюс, но за короеда минус.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    would look gr8 if the ends would be cut plumb… bark removed, top side cut straight and nailed on bottom side just a pinch higher previous board then no problems on shrinkage…

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Sure ur stopping the bees from getting into the roof but what's stopping em from doing it under the cabin

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    I like your Sugar Shack. It's beautiful.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Help your friend, beardman! Nice video

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Yeah man you're right I can smell it smells just like a Sugar Shack what the hell dude

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  • July 29, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Why don't you put up wind protection before you put up the cedar cladding?

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