Re: Digest Number 1725
- Logs seem out of the question without the functional chicken feet
feature, but I have wondered what could be done with the 6x8 spruce
fencing panels obtainable for $25 or so from the local Home Depot.
Laid on side, they make 6 foot long walls, and a portable 12x5.5
building costing about $300 in materials would be nice for a family
or for a small group. Assuming that all the parts are prefabricated
to the extent practical, on-site assembly should be a hour or two.
There is a sort of sketched plan in the photos/misc folder,
The top of the fencing would be left on for the sides (cut to 6x6,
or the wall height could be a few inches higher), but trimmed for
the ends, hence the 5.5' width
The roof would be done by draping (and securely tacking) a drop
cloth or canvas tarp over the lightly framed roof, perhaps with a
top layer of plastic sheeting, over which about 2 bales of hay would
be spread, held down by twine: this could be a couple of hours work
to get nice results. or, 4 additional 6x6 pannels of a ceder-type
roofing material could be prepared.
One thing, the chinks between the boards are usually 1/16 inch, so
the fence panels would have to be lined (or draped) if it was for
night use. I thought that muslin dipped in white stucco texture
paint would create a great inner surface.
All the parts would fit on a small trailer.
I decided this was not practical for my usual needs, but it might
fit some needs.
--- In email@example.com, "Nancy Douglas" <squidgete88@n...> wrote:
> Don't you need chicken feet to have the log cabin move?
> Haniya bat Baruch.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Tracy Kremer <eluned_p@y...> wrote:
> > Sofya wrote;
> > > I played for a long time with the idea of making a
> > > true Russian izba, a
> > > portable log cabin,
> > Whoa! Didn't know such a thing existed - except the
> > version in the fairytale of Baba Yaga. Really cool!
> > Eluned