BUILDING a Small Cabin in the FOREST (ASMR) | Start-to-Finish

This project took approximately 3 months to complete from start to finish. These are re-use pressure treated posts set down.


This project took approximately 3 months to complete from start to finish. These are re-use pressure treated posts set down 3-4 feet. The string is to help level. Our “chopped up” suzuki log hauler. Norwood portable sawmill hd36. These are boards which will support our cabin made of cedar wood. Large spikes hold them in place. Cutting up 2×6″ planks for the subfloor frame. Many helpers make short work. This is “chip board” which is wood particles glued together. It holds together tongue and groove style. Cutting dead standing pine for structural members. These 2×4″ will be used for the walls of the cabin. Walls go up quickly when assembled on the subfloor, but care must be given for window openings. This forest had many dead standing pine trees. This is a cart that used to haul tombstones. These will be used for the roof trusses. The cabin is starting to take shape. Rough edge pine logs for the loft area. The loft holds temporary ash wood floor. Cool view! Preparing for the ridge beam to span from front to back. This was a very heavy beam! Left over tree tops and stumps. Cutting the bird’s mouth notch which sits on top of the wall. Installing the roof trusses. We had to complete part of the front porch to hold up the upper level trusses. A few more posts to hold up the structure. Slabs to hold up the planks for the wrap-around deck. Notched and held in with spikes. Cedar decking from live cedars. These were not nailed in, but we may do this later. These pine logs will hold up the front of the roof structure and provide shelter. These were tricky to maneuver with just man-power. After hauling most of the logs by hand, a tractor is a nice relief. All windows are salvaged, nothing was new for this job. These frame out the window and abut the siding. Live edge cedar siding. A red roof helps the cabin “pop.” The roof goes up quickly. In order to complete the roof, we must install the stove to correct for the stove pipe. Now the roof is properly sealed around the chimney opening. Fire fire! Now to complete the siding; a big job! The back of the cabin. Finishing pieces at the front. This plywood will help hold the front ash shakes. A circular window! Ash shakes to complete the front of the cabin. Building the custom door. Perfect fit! The window is installed using a pressure gasket. Little bit of trim around the windows and doors. This antler shed was found at an adjacent property from a white tailed deer. Time to invite the kids for some fun! Never too old!

100 thoughts on “BUILDING a Small Cabin in the FOREST (ASMR) | Start-to-Finish”

  1. Круто, классно, прикольно, замечательно, мне нравятся ваши видео =)

  2. Really like that sawmill. Those boards looked far better than out of the home center stores (straighter and cheaper too). Great work. Like to give you 2 👍👍 as YT only supports 1.

  3. Really like the video… I would like to build in a lot better if everything was not green… Think of weird things that's going together green problems will cause ?

  4. Not too much craft in this video, other than how to use power tools and vehicles. Nothing to aspire to. Unlike My Self Reliance. If there's one thing I've learned it's this – if it's done fast, it'll undo fast. Something along the lines of "sturdiness and longevity is equal to the time multiplied by the material heft and logistics". The longer it takes to plan and build something, the greater the chance of it withstanding the trial of time and elements. Again, these quickies are nothing to look up to.

  5. Is no one seriously going to address the molded wood they are using. Cool cabin but with all that mold in the walls it's a breathing hazard

  6. Working in that kind of weather may look like some kind of fun, but from experience, it's really, really not. The footing is bad to the point of being dangerous. Your feet get cold and start making you miserable. Your hands get cold enough to just plain hurt. It's not really something you do for "fun". At least, I sure don't 😉

  7. Loved this vid!….But why not use & set up concrete with rebar around the 4 foundation posts? Might help it last longer…..& insulation might keep it warmer too!👍🏼

  8. Interesting: How smaller wood holds thicker wood (10cmx10cm) (especially the roof construction).
    Possible Solution: It does not hold the roof alone, but the roof also stabilizes itself.

  9. I love how if they’re out of 2x4s they just mill their own lumber. Then again they made a truck out of a car lmaoooo. Awesome!

  10. Todo iba bien para mi pues me recuerda la casa de madera donde nací y crecí en mi isla pero el techo rojo me desconecto .

  11. Ngôi nhà này làm hoàn toàn từ gỗ, khi ở trong ngôi nhà như thế này sẽ ngửi thấy mùi thơm của gỗ thật dịu dàng và dễ chịu.

  12. I promise to retain, store and update as necessary. I can watch this video every day for the rest of my life until it gets built, until one of my own gets built.

  13. Nice and amazing cabin..congratulations !!! can you share with your followers the final cost ?? I'm looking to build something similar on the south of CHILE ..and I will appreciate your input…Thanks buddy…..

  14. I really thought it was going to be real bushcraft build,that darn place is going to rot,I also thought it was ASMR but then I hear the chainsaw blaring out loud!! Good job regardless.

  15. Making end cuts with a chainsaw straighter than most could do with a table saw, cut off car made into a truck, a beard, snow, fierce carpentry skills…. this project has it all 👍🏻

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