Using Something Old to Create Something New

Reclaimed Barn Wood is often looked at as old, weathered, and may often be mistaken for fire wood. At Homestead Timbers, we want to help redefine and reshape the idea and use for reclaimed barn wood. Barn wood can be tough to work with, there may be nails, jagged ends and edges, and tends to be dirty. It can be a hassle if you aren’t familiar …

The Maple Syrup Process!

In the final episode of Sugar Shackin’ with the Klutings, Joe walks us through the process of tapping the trees all the way to bottling the finished product. The thing to keep in mind when considering making maple syrup is that it is a very time intensive process, sometimes taking over 24 hours of boiling to collect and condense the sap. Thanks …

The Finishing Touches on the Cabin!

In episode six of Sugar Shackin’ with the Klutings we walk through the sap boiler construction out of reclaimed materials, as well as finish up the shack with the log railing in the loft. For more information on any of the products used in this video please click on the links below: View other Log Cabin Kit Plans See other styles of custom Log …

The Roof Goes on!

In this episode of Sugar Shackin’ with the Klutings we see them finish the roof structure of the log cabin kit. Utilizing reclaimed lumber they add a porch roof, perlings, and cupola. For more information on any of the products used in this video please click on the links below: View more Log Cabin Kits See other styles of custom Log Home Kits …

The Log Cabin is Taking Shape!

In this episode of Sugar Shackin’ with the Klutings we watch as the reclaimed barnwood rafter boards are installed. As we mentioned in episode 3, we placed the reclaimed barnwood rafter boards into the existing reclaimed ridge beam slots and secured them with GRK fastners. For more information on any of the products used in this video please click …

The Ridge Beam is on!

Since we have last time we visited the Klutings they finished the main structure and have set the floor joists for the log cabin kit loft. The next step was to lay the reclaimed 2″ x 6″ decking for the loft floor. After that was the initial gable end framing to set the reclaimed ridge beam for the roof. For more information on any of the …

Progress is made!

In episode two, the Kluting family shows a method for securing the beams in the wall structure. They also give some tips in stacking and building the walls. We also see the beginning stages for the framing of one gable end for the log cabin kit. For more information on any of the products used in this video please click on the links below: View other …

A Log Cabin is Born!

Homestead Timbers is debuting a chance to see what goes into building a log cabin kit from reclaimed lumber.  In this series we will get a first hand telling from the Kluting family walking us through what goes into the making of a log cabin from the ground up and ending with the making of the maple syrup process.  The Kluting family is erecting …