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Tim's Viking Cabin

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    It is a hand built log cabin of a type made by Scandinavians. We live on what was the border between Viking and Anglo Saxon territory in England during the Middle Ages and so my shed references those influences. It is designed to be suitable for storage, entertaining and possibly work.

    I had always wondered how they are made and decided that the only way to find out was to make one myself. I went on a course in Wales and that showed me the techniques.

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    It is made from 48 larch trees cut down (legally) from the borders of The National Forest. It is a one man build, and has taken me 15 months so far. The process is quite messy and anti-social - involving a lot of sawdust and chainsaw work and so I couldn't make it on the site it currently sits. Another couple allowed me to use their stable yard for the construction (in two sections) and once the basic structure was completed, the cabin was dismantled and the individual logs transported to our house, six miles away. I then put a roof on it, covered it in cedar shingles and fitted out the inside once I had cut a door. Most recent work has been to cut a window hole, fit the window and then glaze it. Electricity will be connected up when I can afford it.

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