Log Cabin

This is a blog to watch the building of our new log cabin for the Town of Minisink Museum. We broke ground on April 21, 2006.

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Location: Westtown, New York, United States

The logs for our cabin came from Orange/Ulster BOCES through the efforts of Dan Myers, Dwight Warren and Hap DeGroat. Mike VanderVoort is our volunteer GC. Upon completion the cabin will be used for office, research and storage space. It will add a much needed bathroom. The highlight will be a 1700's exhibit area featuring an 8 foot open hearth.

Friday, September 15, 2006

July 16, 2006




Shingles added over 2 days.

July 15, 2006




Great day with the volunteers getting the underlayment on the roof.

July 14, 2006




Another great day of volunteers putting up the trusses.

July 11, 2006



The logs were sealed with a "secret recipe"!

July 8, 2006



The layers were completed and then pressure washed to clean them.

July 1, 2006





We had a large crew of 12 volunteers and finished most of our layers.

June 13, 2006




Additional layers have been added to the log cabin. Each layer has 100 pegs and spikes. Weatherstripping was placed between the layers to seal them. Layers are called courses and ours has 14!

June 5, 2006





The logs were brought from storage and they started to attach them to the foundation.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006




May 22, 2006

The concrete was poured today for the foundation.

Friday, May 19, 2006


May 17, 2006

The rebar and insulation is in and we're ready to pour concrete.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006



May 8, 2006

The rough in plumbing is complete and backfilled.


May 3, 2006

We're laying out the electric and the telephone lines.


May 2, 2006

We've completed backfilling the foundation.



April 27, 2006

The block is finished and we're starting to take shape.


April 27, 2006

Laying out the block.



April 26, 2006

Our block is delivered and we're really starting to move along.


April 21, 2006

Pouring cement into the footings.


April 21, 2006

We broke ground!!!



April 26, 2006

Standing in the parking lot of the Town of Minisink you can see the view of where the log cabin will be on completion.



April 19, 2006

The site was surveyed and laid out for our log cabin.


February 3, 2004

The pieces of the log cabin arrive in the Town of Minisink.



February 3, 2004

The pieces of the log cabin were picked up from BOCES to be brought to the Town of Minisink. Our journey begins....

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

On April 21, 2006 we broke ground on our log cabin. We have lots of pictures that we will be posting over the next few days to show everyone how things are going. We look forward to sharing our excitement for this long anticipated project. Check back often to see what we're up to and how Minisink Museum is getting things done.