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paul wheaton
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Great video. I wish they'd explained the roof finishing a little better. I.e. how the nail holes and joints in the ridge-boards and side-boards are treated.
 
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really cool, the way they built the flour was really interesting.
 
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Interesting the tools used. I was surprised at how much of the work was done with a double grind axe, I did notice that finishing was done with a single grind axe though. Fit and finish was very important, but then this appears to be a professional crew and so fit and finish probably means more word of mouth work in the long run.

This cabin is designed to go through temperature swings it looks like. The ceiling features expansion slots.
 
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Very interesting.
I wonder what that was he was pouring into the floor on top of the birch bark and between the joists? An insulation? Possible thermal mass?
I thought I saw a brick or two lain. A vent? Horizontal flue?
 
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John Merrifield wrote:Very interesting.
I wonder what that was he was pouring into the floor on top of the birch bark and between the joists? An insulation? Possible thermal mass?
I thought I saw a brick or two lain. A vent? Horizontal flue?


Hi John,

I wonder if you saw Paul's "Turn on the 'CC'" note. The commentary explains that it was sand poured on over the birch bark and its purpose was to insulate the floor. Also, what you thought were bricks were actually stones and they were used to construct vents in the floor to prevent moisture problems. If you didn't watch with 'CC' on, you can probably learn a lot more by going back and watching again.
 
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Micky I did not see it but thanks for pointing it out.
I should of thought of that anyway DUH
 
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Nice work.
I like that fence at the end of the film too.
 
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