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Finnish log house construction

 
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Ross at Wood Trekker linked to this 25 minute video on Finnish log house construction. Not in english but lots of good footage.

 
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This is awesome. thanks!
 
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Found some more Finnish films over at Kansatieteelliset Filmi, putting them here for future reference:

Haymaking
Lacemaking
Pig slaughter
With knife and ax
Making goat cheese
Can't be all work and no play
Basket weaving and rope making
 
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The video also has passable subtitles in English, if you turn them on.
 
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For Finnish log construction you may also want to take a look at the show 'Grand Designs' - I seem to remember there was an episode dedicated to a family constructing a Finnish log cabin kit.
 
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I used to live in Finland and these structures are very common. Many families also build a structure like this one that is designed for their sauna. It's commonly said in Finland that you're not really a man unless you can build your own sauna and sauna house. I guess I'll never be a man, because the skills those gentlemen displayed in the video were impressive and beyond my reach. I wish our county planning boards were a bit less up tight and allowed people to build what they want, such as this log structure, without all the buracracy. One of the things I miss most about Finland is all the wooden structures that last hundreds of years. Google images for the city of Porvo, Finland, which is famous for its wood structures.
 
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