The Perfect Shed

We named our design “The Perfect Shed,” it has the perfect proportions (discovered by the ancient mathematician Euclid) of the ‘golden ratio.’ Having designed sheds for 30 years, we think the size is perfect too. It is 10ft x 12ft – neither too big nor too small.” – David Stiles

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Connecticut Post & Beam

For the DIY individual, we have extensive plans and connectors available; you can either use milled lumber from your own land or purchase economically from a local sawmill. For one who doesn’t have the time required for a DIY project, you can purchase the kit with everything needed to construct a post and beam frame, using the pre-slotted and pre-drilled white pine.” – Laurie Sharp

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DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 11

Cody (Wranglerstar) makes chainsaw work look easy. The first half of this video shows him selecting and harvesting a tree on his land. The second half shows how he mills down logs into timbers.

“Episode 11 of the DIY Survival Cabin For Economic Collapse will cover fitting all four corner joints of the sill plate timbers. Working with big timbers is hard and a tight fitting joint takes a lot of time and concentration. The tools Im using today are two Robert Sorby timber framing chisels.”

via How To Build A Timber Frame Cabin Episode 11 – YouTube.

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 9

In this episode Cody (Wranglerstar) finished up the sill joints and talks about some old-school hand tools.

“Its time to fit the sill joints. Have you always wanted a small cabin in the woods? This video series will demonstrate how mill your own timbers with a Alaskan chainsaw mill.”

via DIY Survival Cabin For Economic Collapse Episode 9 – Sill, Joist, Tools Tenon

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 8

In part 8 of this video series Cody (Wranglerstar) shows us how the joints are fitting together.

“Have you taken steps to prepare your family to survive economic collapse? Our economy is on the verge of total collapse. Now is the time to prepare for tough times ahead. Its time to fit the sill joints. Have you always wanted a small cabin in the woods? This video series will demonstrate how mill your own timbers with a Alaskan chainsaw mill. I will also be using a mini mill attachment. The saw I’m using is a Stihl MS441. The Ms441 is a bit to small. I would recommend a Stihl MS066.”

via DIY Survival Cabin For Economic Collapse Episode 8 – Timber Framing- Fitting Joints- – YouTube.

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 4

In part 4 of this video series Cody (Wranglerstar) retrieves another log for milling and some basic chainsaw usage info.

“Have you always wanted a small cabin in the woods? This video series will demonstrate how mill your own timbers with a Alaskan chainsaw mill. I will also be using a mini mill attachment. The saw I’m using is a Stihl MS441. The Ms441 is a bit to small. I would recommend a Stihl MS066.”

via DIY Survival Cabin For Economic Collapse Episode 4 – YouTube.

DIY Timber Frame Cabin – Part 1

I’ve been following Cody (Wranglerstar) for quite some time on YouTube. He’s been busy setting up a homestead in Oregon and has been posting a lot of useful hands-on videos along the way. In this video series he’ll be showing us how to build a 12×16 timber frame cabin from lumber milled on-site.

“Where would you take your family if life in the city becomes violent? Our economy is on the verge of total collapse. Now is the time to prepare for tough times ahead. This video series will give you the knowledge needed to build an survival cabin.

Have you always wanted a small cabin in the woods? This video series will demonstrate how mill your own timbers with a Alaskan chainsaw mill. I will also be using a mini mill attachment. The saw I’m using is a Stihl MS441. The Ms441 is a bit to small. I would recommend a Stihl MS066.”

via DIY Survival Cabin For Economic Collapse pt1 – YouTube.

Tiny Earthen Dome Home

Here’s an unusual approach that combines a couple of building techniques.

“The dome is built from reclaimed and earthen materials and according to Jeffrey ‘this project started with the idea, that if we reduce the amount of space we live in, we are forced to utilize outside space more.'”

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