A (Second-growth) Cabin in the Woods

Wildlife Habitat Project in the Tongass Yields Logs for a Small Sawmill

A forest restoration project at Winter Harbor on Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest yielded second-growth logs of Sitka spruce that are suitable for building log cabins.

Detail image of the joinery in the artisan-built cabin.

This log cabin, with materials sourced from a restoration project on the Tongass National Forest, is built in the piece-en-piece traditional style.

The interior of the log cabin constructed with young-growth logs from the Tongass National Forest.

Building the roof.

Tools of the trade.

Skyline in a quiet Alaska town.

The cabin features traditional European 'piece-en-piece' construction.

Detail of cabin construction.

Bill and Carolyn Thomason, who own the Woodcuts sawmill, at work on the building site.

Detailing with a drawknife.

Visit from a neighbor.

Preparing for a window.

Precision joinery.

A wall nearing completion.


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