Monthly Archives: November 2011

Overland House Rebuild

Here are photos of the Overland House rebuild (see prior posts of the disassembly).  I began with stonework in mid July, and am finally at the point of wrapping up for the winter months.  I replaced the bottom course of logs, and other than a bit of warping and twisting, the building went up as planned.  Believe it or not, we raised every last log by hand.  Thank god for friends.

stone atop poured basement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

first floor carried by interior stud walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

south elevation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dovetailed floor joist mortise pockets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

big and heavy logs are easily lifted with rope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

south elevation- notice interior log partition wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

five purlins run from each gable end- this roof system was commonly employed in Norway to support the weight of a sod roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/2 windows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

interior looking west

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

south elevation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

north-west elevations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

south-east elevations