Thoreau Cabin Project

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In honor of the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, we conceived a grand project: a series of workshops dedicated to the production of a replica cabin located in the deep woods.

We had to find just the right site.

We needed a plan.

And a General to execute the plan. That’s Pete Newton.

. . . Some skilled professionals to deal with the obstructions and prepare the site.

Merck Forest provided raw materials: spruce logs . . .

. . . a hearthstone . . .

and materials for the foundation.

Enthusiastic students gathered to learn about timber frame construction.

When winter settled in, the workshops moved indoors . . .

Evidence of hard-working carpenters

A test fitting proves quality work.

Dis-assembled and ready for transport by springtime.

Back to work at Rasey Pond

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