S: How to Build a Log Cabin by Jennifer's EC crew 2011-12
FC: How to Build a Log Cabin | by Jennifer's Early Childhood Crew 2011-2012
1: How to Build a Log Cabin by Jennifer's EC Crew | This book is dedicated to everyone who helped us make this book. Thank you.
2: Table of Contents | The Foundation...pages 6 & 7 by Taegen, Indy, Ben, and Cali | Finding a Spot by Jennifer's Crew...pages 4 & 5 | The Walls...pages 8 & 9 by Luke, Sienna, Simone, and Henry
3: The Roof...pages 10 & 11 by Cole, Sophia, Felix, and Lucy | The Door...pages 12 & 13 by Jonah, Elijah, Aidan, and Abbie | The Windows...pages 14 & 15 by Deagan, Paxton, Sam, and Claire | The Chimney & Fireplace...pages 16 & 17 by Aleksi, Chloe, and Maya
5: Finding a Spot | As you travel in your wagon look for a spot to build your cabin. Find a spot with water, trees, and other materials. Make sure it is safe and you are happy with it. You might live there a long time!
6: wall | roof | foundation | chimney | the door is in the back | window | skid
7: The Foundation | Measure the space by walking steps. Dig trenches so the logs can fit. A trench is like a small ditch. The sills are the logs in the trenches. Get an ax and cut trees down. Choose four logs for the foundation. Cut notches in the logs to fit them together. Put them together to make the foundation. The foundation is important because it holds the cabin up!
8: roof | chimney | wall | foundation | window | door
9: The Walls | Find logs from the woods for the walls. Cut the logs all the same length. Cut notches in the logs. Stack the logs. When the walls get high, the logs get heavier so use skids. A skid is a flat board used to roll a log up to the top of the wall. Use mud and water to make clay for the spaces between the logs. This is called chinking and stops snow and rain from coming in.
10: foundation | roof | wall | door | window | chimney
11: The Roof | Make a skeleton frame for the roof and use a canvas for the night. A skeleton frame has rafters between the roof and the wall. The skeleton frame does not have anything but rafters. On the next day use nails to attach slabs to the rafters. Overlap the slabs so rain can't come in. Make a spot for the chimney.
12: window | roof | window | himney | door | chimney | wall | foundation
13: The Door | Decide where the door will go. Come up with a design. Cut a doorway with an ax by cutting a rectangle in the wall. It is kind of like carving a jack-o-lantern. Attach a quilt to the top of the doorway with nails until you are ready to build the door. Gather wood for the door. You will need seven pieces of wood. The wood should be flat boards. Use pegs to nail the door together. A peg is a wooden nail. Attach the door with hinges.
14: door | window | chimney | wall | roof | foundation | path
15: The Windows | wall | roof | foundatin | Cut the holes for the window with an ax. Make the opening in the middle of the wall not too high and not too low. Use small flat wood for the window sills. Put the glass or oiled paper on the window. If the windows aren't covered, snow and rain can come in. Make sure the windows are secure so the wood and paper don't fall off.
16: roof | chimney | wall | window | door | foundation
17: The Chimney and Fireplace | Gather a lot of rocks. Make a square with the rocks on the ground at the side of the house. One side is the wall and the other three sides are rocks. Stir a bucket full of mud using clay and water. Stack the mud on top of the rocks. Stack the rocks on top of the layer of mud. Keep adding mud and rocks until it is high enough. It's hard work because you have to be strong enough to stir the mud and carry the rocks. Cut a hole in the side of the house so you can get to the fireplace and the house is warmer. Now you are ready to move in!
18: The End