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The Foxfire Book Chapter Summary & Analysis - "Building a Log Cabin" Summary

Eliot Wigginton
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"Building a Log Cabin" Summary

The authors begin by noting the difficulty in preparing an article based on log cabin building, due to the wide variations of styles used. Rather than attempting to cover all types, the authors break the article into nine sections; each with three subsections covering crafted cabins, functional cabins, and variations.

The first section is that of cabin foundations and sills. For a crafted cabin, one needs to build a rock foundation at least 18 inches in height. Once laid, two long logs, or sills, are placed along the edges to form the rim of the floor. For a functional cabin, concrete blocks should be used for the foundation. Variations include rock pillar foundations, wood pillar foundations, round sills, and the addition of middle sills. The second section involves the construction of the floor. For functional cabins, "sleepers...

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