Here is the Build and some reflections on my innovate design, which is most likely influenced by Grandpa Cooke and Old Churches of England.
This picture is after I removed the roof which was tarped during the winter of 2013, since I had cut the logs and peeled them during the summer of 2013, then let them season over 2014 when I was in Mexico (Nov.22 – May 21). Arriving back in May 2014, I took a couple months to review the build and purchased lumber in September, getting it roofed and tarped by October, 2014, around the same time I started my new company, so by my birthday, I was pretty much ready for Winter, which I am still working through.
Here is my new cabin/church/studio/sacred religios place of worship a few weeks ago, handling the Winter 2014-2015 very well, thank you very much, and will undergo a new facelift during the summer of 2015, including a new root and adaptation to the crypt.
You will also note that I built this cabin using all wood from the forest around me, and used the trees as part of the design with 8 trees cribbing in the foundation — some as close as one or two feet away, proving my trust in the forest and have modelled the design to grow with the landscape. I only cut one tree around the cabin area, as you can see from start to finish — something that some would consider a masterpiece since no machine could ever work around the trees like I did, with large foundation trees at the corners and over 8 tree in tight perimeter protecting the main box.
Furture development may incorporate the trees as part of a larger build that I have noticed to be resplendent of some of the casters and abbeys from England as I try and pursue my English Heritage with greater earnest after finding some botanical clues that peak new interests.
Designers and Architects will note the seventh log up on the east, south, and west sides have their centers removed, which all the cavity more adequate shelving for books and objects of worship. They can also be turned into windows without compromising the foundation. The North Wall is a solid core that has been reinforced on the exterior.
All the horizontal logs were filled with insulation and bounded together by horizontal lumbers such as 2 by 4 and 2 by 6 by 16 feet with to provide vertical support for the second level, which used a main cross beam to tie in the opposing sides.
YOU CAN SEE THE BEFORE AND AFTER IS A TON OF WORK FOR A MAN TO DO BY HIMSELF.
TESTAMENT TO GRANDPA GEORGE’S SPIRIT AND COURAGE LIVING IN ME> ROBERT CHERNISH COOKE — THANKS FOR THE POWER AND STRENGTH GRANDPA GEORGE and MARTHA COOKE!!!