Den update: Longbows and slow progress 28/02/2021

Today is the twenty second of February. The last month has been a rather slow and sad one with little progress happening in the woods despite the rapid improvement in the weather. There has been minor progress on the back wall and the front loft. As well I have been working on a new hazelContinue reading “Den update: Longbows and slow progress 28/02/2021”

Den cabin: Cold Chimneys. 12/01/2021

Today is the fifteenth of January. Was a rather cold morning in the woods today with icicles hanging off the wood store eves. Work has been at a stand still since coppicing due to the cold meaning cob just will not set and making it is a rather unpleasant job. So I have been findingContinue reading “Den cabin: Cold Chimneys. 12/01/2021”

Den Woodlands: Coppicing 2021.

Today is the second of January. Today and yesterday have been the den block coppicing day. The next coup of hazel stools have been felled for coppice. Last year I put three stools to the saw and the results were rather impressive. The stools at first did not seem to do anything and it wasContinue reading “Den Woodlands: Coppicing 2021.”

The Den: 2020

2020 in photos according to the den. A massive thank you to all those who have helped me this year on the cabin. To name a few: Cate, Toby, Fin, Rory, Johnny, Tom, Barnswood team, Martin, Sam, Chris, Brett, Adam and all the others who I have forgotten :P. Let us hope that progress continuesContinue reading “The Den: 2020”

Den Cabin update: An open door. 12/12/2020

Today is the twelfth of December. Today I finished a 2 week long project. The cabin door. I have been wanting to do this for a good long while and am rather excited now that it is finished. The project was done at my parents house in the workshop because I wanted the door toContinue reading “Den Cabin update: An open door. 12/12/2020”

Cabin update: Fireplaces. 23/11/2020

Today is the twenty third of November. The cooler weather has set in and the frosts are now a semi frequent occurrence. The cabin is growing day by day at a decent rate. Unlike the month of October, I have had some breaks in work and fair weather, which despite the lack of light, hasContinue reading “Cabin update: Fireplaces. 23/11/2020”

The Den Cabin: In the dry 24/09/2020

Today the the twenty fourth of September . A friend came to join me down in the woods today. I was in the process of slowly adding more shingles to the roof extending the northside wall line. Due to him being a far better tree surgeon then me I figured I would ask help makingContinue reading “The Den Cabin: In the dry 24/09/2020”

The Den Cabin: A light in the wall 12/09/2020

Today is the twelfth of September. Today Cate joined me down in the woods to get some progress done on the cabin and have a home cooked den date dinner. We had an amazing time and made great strides forward on the cabin. The later time of departure for her meant that I was ableContinue reading “The Den Cabin: A light in the wall 12/09/2020”

Den Cabin Update: A doorway.

Today is September the fifth. A friend and I went down to the woods today to start the finer details of the cabin work. Over the next couple weeks the plan is to have a brief break from doing the roof and to get some of the wall details done. This includes: The doorframe, theContinue reading “Den Cabin Update: A doorway.”

The Cabin Floor: 02/09/2020

Today is September the second. A friend and I have spent a very soggy Wednesday filling in the old bunker hole and laying the long needed cabin floor. These plywood sheets are typically not very den like. They are square, straight and flat. This does not work very well with the jumble and tangle ofContinue reading “The Cabin Floor: 02/09/2020”