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Small Wood Cabin – Step 15: Finished cabin structure

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 15: Finished cabin structure

Small Cabin - Step 15: Finished cabin structure

And that’s it you are all done your small cabin!

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 14: Gable ends

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 14: Gable ends

Small Cabin - Step 14: Gable ends

Here are the gable ends finished with the batten strips attached. All that’s left for them are the two vents.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 13: Studding in the front wall and door frame

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 13: Studding in the front wall and door frame

Studding in the front wall and front door frame, it was a hot day!! Here’s my dooraggin’ Dad! Just had to take a picture of this! He-he-he…

2nd picture: my friend Josh came over for a day to lend a hand on the mitre saw.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling


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Small Wood Cabin – Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling

Small Cabin - Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling

This picture shows the studding in for the porch ceiling, 16 inch centers and 4 foot long studs.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

1st – 3rd pictures: show my dad cutting the siding boards to 8 foot long.

4th – 6th pictures: show the boards up on the wall and the soffit and the facia boards being put on.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

1st & 2nd pictures: show the (14) 2x10x12 floor joist installed

3rd & 4th pictures: show the 1×2 furring strips nailed to the inside of the floor joist 1 inch below the top of all the joists.

5th picture: shows the 1 inch insulation board between each joist before gluing and nailing the floor to the joist.

6th picture: shows my Dad lending a hand nailing down the floor.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 9: Hurricane studs

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 9: Hurricane studs

Small Cabin - Step 9: Hurricane studs

1st picture: shows the (20) 13 inch hurricane studs with the 5/12 pitch angle cuts.

2nd picture: shows them installed.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4×4 poles

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4x4 poles

Small Cabin - Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4x4 poles

Small Cabin - Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4x4 poles

I had to screw (36) 3×3/8 inch lag bolts to all the outer joists into the 4x4s for stability.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 7: Side wall and purlin illustration

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 7: Side wall and purlin illustration

Check out this side wall and purlin illustration for details.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 6: Adding on a 4 foot porch

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 6: Adding on a 4 foot porch

Small Cabin - Step 6: Adding on a 4 foot porch

Here is where it started to get complicated for me. I was looking for a 12×16 cabin, but once i looked at it I decided I wanted the whole 12×16 for floor space so i added a 4 foot porch to the 12×16 to make it a 12×20 total building instead of a 12×12 inside living space.

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