We have a lot of plans for aesthetically fixing up our house but we also have a number of projects planned for the structural upkeep too. We didn’t buy a new house and we had to take all it’s flaws into consideration at the purchase. All the issues were manageable.
We need to replace some of the posts supporting the central beam running down the center of the house. They were never quite the right length and shimmed and packed with bits of lumber to achieve the proper elevation. We also have to add a beam to support a wall of the house left unsupported after the previous owner put on a front porch addition.
Cam had been coveting this abandoned fir log since we moved here and being right next to the road was a huge plus. Lifting these heavy slabs was frickin’ heinous, especially with just Cam and I. I’m thankful for friends who helped manoeuvre the wood in the right spot once we got home.
Cam milled these large slabs with his Alaskan Chainsaw Mill. Two were 6 inches thick and one was 3 inches. All three were 24 inches wide and 12 feet long. After bringing them home, he milled them into smaller dimensions.
While Cam was milling Lily, Leif and I explored along the road finding fungi, animal bones, old trails and even an abandoned dynamite shack. (You can see more pictures by clicking on any of the ones I share here.) Leif was also pretty excited to watch Cam work, making his own Vvvvv sounds while doing it.
Cam wants me to add that he’s tempted to make furniture out of this beautiful clear fir wood and find new timber for the (hidden) house support work. It’s never a bad thing to spend your time milling wood… or so I’m told.