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How To Build Stone Foundation for Log Cabin by Hand | 5.0 |One Man Traditional Log Cabin full series

  • Am 30 Jul 2019 veröffentlicht
  • My fifth video on the log cabin series.
    *All stones came from our own forest. The poles were painted in layers of tar.
    I have just graduated high school and want a big challenge in life. I decided that before I continue my studies I'm going to take a year off where I alone with only hand tools and raw power build my own traditional log cabin by hand.
    This video shows how I built the stone foundation for the log cabin by hand. Next episode will show the splitting of a log for the first row in the log cabin build.
    If you wish to follow me on this journey, from forest to off grid log cabin, then click the link to subscribe: declips.net/user/ErikGrankvi...
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  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smith Vor 3 years +142

    I am in awe of this video. You need to be congratulated, praised or cheered on that foundation. I'm just kind of at a loss for words. You have a dedicated fan in me and I won't miss any of your future videos. The memories that you are making now with this journey will become priceless in later years. What a blessing it is for you to be able to document it all on video. Great job on your filming and editing. Wishing you much success!!!

    • Keith Olsen
      Keith Olsen Vor 8 Monate +1

      Why are the bots here? Of all places.. 🤔

    • Manuel Sterling
      Manuel Sterling Vor year

      @Jose Peter glad I could help :D

    • Jose Peter
      Jose Peter Vor year +1

      @Manuel Sterling thanks, I went there and it seems to work :) Appreciate it!!

    • Joseph Danny
      Joseph Danny Vor year

      @Manuel Sterling definitely, I've been watching on flixzone for since april myself :D

    • Manuel Sterling
      Manuel Sterling Vor year +1

      @Jose Peter Lately I have been using flixzone. You can find it by googling =)

  • Chip Woods
    Chip Woods Vor 2 years +33

    I’ve watched a lot of videos during this pandemic. I’ve witnessed great ideas about everything from canoe tripping to van life and off grid homesteading. This video earns a top spot for its simplicity, non verbal instruction, patience and attention to detail. I’m especially interested in this video because it mirrors how we did things 50 years ago. Unfortunately I did not have the patience to continue the lifestyle but appreciate someone from the current generation who appears to have it. Thanks and I look forward to following your progress. 👏🏼🙏🏼

  • DANIEL prihlaska
    DANIEL prihlaska Vor 2 years +10

    Allow a note: When mixing concrete, mortar, plaster dry, mix the individual raw materials (cement, sand, lime, etc. DRY dry so that the mixture has the same color - then it is WELL mixed. Then only WATER. THIS is it much better mixed. plasters other than lime, sand and a little cement you can add the old crushed plaster, which you passed to the grain size of the sand (ratio as sand) is better prepared this mixture for plastering - plaster.

  • tasha conant
    tasha conant Vor year +9

    Never take for granted that you had the land to build on and had the luck to be able to do something so amazing. I really wish I could it looks so amazing and the pride I'm sure you'll have in your home will be incredible.

  • Temsu Tzudir
    Temsu Tzudir Vor 2 years +17

    you are on the right path, Young man. Beautiful work, and superb-quality video. Thoroughly enjoyed watching it. Keep getting better.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +4

      I really appreciate your comment. Thank you.

  • Judy Lemieux
    Judy Lemieux Vor 6 Monate +1

    I admire your work ethic and your talent. This will be a fantastically beautiful cabin for many decades to come. I've seen most of the videos already - just came back to see this one that I missed. This Colorado woman is jealous of your lush Swedish landscape! If you were my son I'd be incredibly proud! Please keep us updated on the finishing and what you do with it and your life in it!

  • Island Nug
    Island Nug Vor 2 years +6

    Much respect for what you are doing! These are important skills that should be shared, Lycka till!

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      Thank you very much, yes I want to share as much as possible. Tack

  • Jeff Katzer
    Jeff Katzer Vor 2 years +7

    Very nice work, and your editing skills are improving with every episode.

  • mun live
    mun live Vor year +2

    Hey, Erik, I've so impressed of your work. You are so amazing. That kinds of log cabin life is one of my dream. I was so happy for watching your video. Thank you.

  • Sean Parries
    Sean Parries Vor year +5

    I feel to comment is to be a part of this amazing experience that is unfolding in front of everyone's eyes. You truly operate on a different level than most. I believe that's why we are all in awe. You are a teacher and visionary.

  • Tom Kelly
    Tom Kelly Vor 2 years +6

    I am in awe at how much hard hand work you are dong here. Beautiful work on this foundation! As a side not though, I have mixed a lot of concrete and I would advise that you move your bag of cement, water and mixing station to beside the gravel pile. You will save a lot of effort that way when you are mixing your concrete!
    The fact that you look so young is really inspiring!

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +6

      Thanks for the tip. I am always looking to improve, that is why I am building this cabin. I am 19 but I was 18 at the time of this video 👍

  • Rowan Fernsler
    Rowan Fernsler Vor 3 years +11

    The cabin is coming along nicely and you haven’t even put up the walls, just beautiful videos

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 3 years +8

      Thanks Rowan. Yesterday I actually achieved to put the first log up for the walls! This first log I had to split by hand, which was a pretty awesome feeling. This will be shown in the next video, so don't miss it ;)

  • Michael.Bombadil
    Michael.Bombadil Vor year

    Fantastic. I'm glad I found your page. Others will be able to learn from your work, and that a more traditional way of life reaps more rewards.

  • frbrable
    frbrable Vor 2 years +6

    So the corners hold almost all of the weight of the cabin/prevent frost heaving, yes? Why the tarred timbers in these corners? Would rebar serve the same purpose?
    Amazing job, btw!

  • Æthrya
    Æthrya Vor 9 Monate +1

    Man this channel is amazing. It's so cool watching you do all of this.

  • Steven Noel
    Steven Noel Vor 2 years +1

    Erik you are very talented tradesmen, it is a pleasure watching your videos I enjoy them so much and look forward to them , wishing you all the best .

  • lhd35
    lhd35 Vor 2 years +5

    Very nice job. It has been nice to watch you work.
    Do you think you are gonna need ventilation holes to the foundation? Or are the slots between the stones enough to make the air flow through free enough? What about a hole big enough for a man to fit there, to be able to check the condition of the wooden structure?
    I am asking out of curiosity, because in Finland(old buildings) we often have the "man fitting crawl hole" and also kind of ventilation holes, called "cat holes" even if the foundation is made from natural stone.
    Jättebra kanal!

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +4

      Thank you very much for your comment. I have not heard about these "man holes", interesting. The holes between the slots is enough ventilation.

  • fireflyva100
    fireflyva100 Vor year

    I am impressed beyond words....what you are doing is so rare, and the dedication you've shown to this project is beyond my ability to put into words. Forgive me for asking you this because I'm sure someone already has, but how did you learn to do this? I didn't think this type of knowledge was still around! I'm hooked on your adventure and can only thank you for letting me live vicariously through you.

  • Ennis McCaffrey
    Ennis McCaffrey Vor 3 years +6

    Oh man you are seriously talented! It is enjoyable watching you work with earthen materials. Thank you and keep up the great work!

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      Your appreciation for my work is so satisfying! Thank you

  • ปรีชา เศรษฐธาดากร

    I love the idea, I will do similar project soon, great inspiration!

  • Chad Nichols
    Chad Nichols Vor Monat

    I was fortunate to get to go to Sweden years ago on Vacation. Wish I’d gotten to see this beautiful forest. You are amazing Erik!

  • Jens Erik Filipsson
    Jens Erik Filipsson Vor 2 years

    Kul att följa din dokumentation Erik. Går själv i tankarna på att timra upp mitt drömhus på familjens ägor. Önskar dig lycka till!

  • Eva Karlsson
    Eva Karlsson Vor 2 years +5

    Du är så otroligt duktig! Vilket jobb du gjort! O vilken tur för mig att jag snubblade över den här videon 😁 tack för att du la upp ditt bygge på DEclips, jättebra videos 👏👏👏

  • belthize
    belthize Vor 2 years +15

    If there's an afterlife then I suspect there's a number of historic relatives looking on and nodding in approval. Damn fine job. You have a lot to be proud of.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +8

      Your comment is so gratifying. I am ecstatic for all these lovely comments!

  • Steven Schwagel
    Steven Schwagel Vor 2 years +5

    So awesome, so perfect. You rock young man.

  • George Chandlerlll
    George Chandlerlll Vor 9 Monate

    Hey Erick,
    I gotta say you done some purdy amazing work with just a few hand tools and a lot of elbow grease. Work that most grown men shy away from and my hat’s off to you young man. P.S. I was wondering did you ever get to harvest a couple of those big wild boars that I seen in one of your videos?

  • Mikael Kagerö
    Mikael Kagerö Vor 2 years +9

    Bra med riktigt lagd stengrund. Jag önkar att jag haft samma driv å varit mer målinriktad när jag var i din ålder. Di gör ett mkt bra jobb,det ser man omgående.

  • WafflesCR
    WafflesCR Vor 2 years +4

    Hey there! Great video, I just subscribed. I’m doing a very similar thing right now, after high school building a log cabin of my own. Hand tools only. What are the dimensions of yours? Any advice? Thank you

    • WafflesCR
      WafflesCR Vor 2 years +2

      Erik Grankvist Massachusetts, USA. My cabin is going to be 9 feet by 12 feet. I’m sorry forgot to say that. Mine is very small, but there is going to be a porch. Thanks for the advice. Anything else I might need to know?

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      @WafflesCR No problem, it's good to share knowledge.
      Remember that you should not use logs smaller than 15 cm (top dimension). So maybe if you're looking for logs that are 12 meters long you need really big logs (so they don't get too thin at the end). Which means really heavy logs, if your doing everything by hand. But everything is possible. You could joint the wall in half, for example having two rooms so instead of one 12 meter log have two 6 meter logs.
      My log cabin is 4×5.
      Were in the world are you located?

    • WafflesCR
      WafflesCR Vor 2 years +2

      Erik Grankvist thanks for the great response, I really appreciate! I just watched the rest of your videos, they are really impressive I can’t wait to see more. I started debarking logs about a year ago, and I’m not done yet, but that it okay. I’m still doing some research and picking a spot. My log cabin is going to be 9 by 12 and I’m going to add a porch once I finish. Do you think that will be sufficient?
      I really like your videos! Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. Good luck on your cabin!

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +9

      Great! Because I am doing everything by hand my dimensions vary. The bottom logs are quite big 30-35 cm in root end. Higher up the dimensions get smaller down to 20 cm, so they are more manageable.
      My advice is to gather as much knowledge as possible before you start. And always remember that anything is possible with time. You will run into many situations thinking they are unsolvable by hand, but there is always a solution if you're smart enough!
      I thought I would have the inner roof up before winter but I am only half done with the walls. (I hope to have a video up soon on my progress). I am very optimistic and work nearly every day on the build, so was quite disappointed when I didn't reach my goal. My point is, progress takes longer than expected because a lot of extra steps are revealed on the way, if it is your first time.
      Thank you and good luck!

  • Robertine Buckley
    Robertine Buckley Vor 3 years +3

    Amazing. Thank you for sharing your work!

  • edna gomes
    edna gomes Vor 5 Monate

    Lindo trabalho manual.... Parabéns....🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • God Bless
    God Bless Vor 2 years +1

    Wow! Awesome work! Great job!

  • No Meio do Mato
    No Meio do Mato Vor year

    Cara, muito legal seus vídeos.. eu estou curtindo bastante.. a hug from Brazil.

  • Myrna Rivera
    Myrna Rivera Vor 2 years +2

    Saludos desde Puerto Rico,usted escogió un lugar muy bello para hacer su cabaña.ese lugar se ve hermoso , me encanta ver sus videos por esa vista tan hermosa y me entretiene ver todo lo que hace , bendiciones.❤🌹

  • Arbiter 41
    Arbiter 41 Vor year +2

    That tractor reminds me of my dad's Ford Workmaster. I wanna say it's from 1960. I doubt this tractor is the same though but very similar build. My dad still has and uses it to this day I remember doing so much work with it in highschool around 2010. We were still using it even 50 years later. amazing. I'd love to do something like this, go out and build a cabin. I think my grandpa would be envious because he always lived the life of 18th century pioneer but idk if he ever built a cabin for himself.

  • Ann-Catherine Mörner
    Ann-Catherine Mörner Vor 2 years +2

    Bra jobbat, Erik. Heja Västmanland.
    To foreingers.
    The wooden posts are tarred (tjära). They will last longer than rebar. Rebar will rust before the wood rots.

  • Suffered Survival
    Suffered Survival Vor 2 years +3

    Very nicely done.I know of all my jobs in life,I always felt most accomplished after a well thought out masonry project.Im sure your back is feeling the same.LOL.

  • Leanda Lynch
    Leanda Lynch Vor 2 years +1

    great videos keep them coming good luck you are a very hard worker

  • Jo Ka
    Jo Ka Vor year

    How long will those tarred logs to last in the ground? Also what is your frost depth?

  • jfb. -
    jfb. - Vor 3 years +3

    damn job.
    I think we all want to see the sequel.
    good luck and thank you for sharing

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 3 years +3

      Thanks for your lovely comment Jean! (as always:)!

  • Kevin Tenuta
    Kevin Tenuta Vor year +1

    do you measure your foundation so its all horizontal or so its the same height above the ground? id assume you need everything horizontal and varied heights based on ground contour so the cabin is flat... also why did you specifically choose to start making it over 2 big boulders? does it make the foundation stronger?

  • Richard Sabean
    Richard Sabean Vor 2 years +9

    A man of few words,, the shows the tell.. Batter boards to keep you square,,just like the old timers!!Good job..

  • Al Petterson
    Al Petterson Vor Monat

    Erik, you are a wonderful builder

  • Scott Franson
    Scott Franson Vor year +10

    Grandson of Swedish Grandparents. God knows I want to go and visit where they came from. To see what they have seen. HE was a master Woodworker & loved to fish, eastern Sweden on the water.

  • jing wan
    jing wan Vor 2 years +3

    Wow you have got the life and skill people like me dream for !

  • Larry Jacobs
    Larry Jacobs Vor 2 years +8

    That is the hardest work I have ever seen! Don’t know how you could do it in shorts and no gloves! Amazing

  • Coins & Stamps to Watch

    Awesome work!

  • scott McIntosh
    scott McIntosh Vor 2 years

    Try using vertical logs instead of horizontal logs especially if by yourself.

  • dyrek Vellnagel
    dyrek Vellnagel Vor 2 years +2

    Wow can not wait. This is what an education looks like!

  • Maria Josefa Martinez
    Maria Josefa Martinez Vor 5 Monate

    La única experiencia parecida fue en una aldea de nativos en Brasil , una cabaña hecha de palos , adobe tierra arena y cemento , con techo de hojas de coquetos,,un lugar tropical, y se juntan amigos y todos alludan, Te veo solo con una construcción mas complicada y es increíble, En ese lugar aprendí tanto que cambie mi manera de ser, imagino como sera tu evolución interna,,se es feliz con menos cosas , la naturaleza te da tanta energía,Soy feliz por voz,

  • Webb walle
    Webb walle Vor 2 years +1

    Underbart Erik! man blir ju stolt över och se att det finns ett liv utan mobiltelefoner och teknik.. bra jobbat!

    • Thomas Kamsker
      Thomas Kamsker Vor year

      @Erik Grankvist but without cell phone? how do we get the videos then ;)-

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years

      Tack, härligt att höra. Det är så här jag vill leva, fullt möjligt om man verkligen vill. 👍
      Allt går med vilja och tid.

  • sopiko putkaradze
    sopiko putkaradze Vor 9 Monate

    Bravo, sei così preciso, avanti cosi!👏👏

  • john
    john Vor 2 years +9

    I have finally found a youtube video that shows how to use a tape measure diagonally to check for square. Good for you!!!

    • Voidisyinyang Voidisyinyang
      Voidisyinyang Voidisyinyang Vor year +1

      @Ryan Moody yes HOW did he plumb the foundation? Maybe Erik will share. thanks

    • Ryan Moody
      Ryan Moody Vor 2 years +5

      @Philip Shane Obviously the measuring was a rough-in only, and only needed to be accurate to within a few inches for the purpose of digging the footer locations. The fine-tuning was with the string/nails as every mason knows how to do... it's just a shame that process was largely edited out of the video (along with the leveling process)

    • Philip Shane
      Philip Shane Vor 2 years

      It is good for show and demonstration but if you watch the stakes are moving and leaning. There was no way that was accurate.

  • Michael Zimmerman
    Michael Zimmerman Vor 2 years +2

    Great job. my compliments.

  • LukasKamin
    LukasKamin Vor 3 Monate

    I wonder what are those trapezoid-shaped short poles(I'm not sure how it's called correctly in English) intended for, I saw they supported those longer lower logs, but I don't understand what is the function of that? It can't be just a traditional design, I guess, there might be some reason for that. Thanks in advance 🙏 the project is awesome ❤️

  • john ibbertson
    john ibbertson Vor 5 Monate

    and also you are brilliant and deserve a medal as big as one of your logs

    ZEKİ TAŞER Vor 2 years +1

    Erik seni tebrik ederim muhteşem yetenekli bir okadar da azimlisin. ☺️ kulübe için harika bir yer seçmişsin kıskandım yerinde olmak isterdim😊 nerede yaşıyorsun? Kaç yaşındasın?

      ZEKİ TAŞER Vor 2 years +1

      Erik Grankvist 😂 aynen google translate 👍🏻

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      @ZEKİ TAŞER It works for me to translate. 👍

      ZEKİ TAŞER Vor 2 years +1

      Erik Grankvist İngilizce bilmiyorum o yüzden Türkçe yazıyorum çevirmekte zorlanmıyorsundur umarım.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +1

      @ZEKİ TAŞER Thank you. There will be a lot of videos coming now in the future. 🙂

      ZEKİ TAŞER Vor 2 years +1

      Erik Grankvist 19 mu 😳 şimdi bir okadar daha hayretlerdeyim süper😊 videolarını zevkle izliyorum şu an ama bitecek diye de bir okadar üzüntülüyüm. Yeni videolarını sabırsızlıkla bekliyeceğim 😉👍🏻 instagramdan ekledim seni haberin olsun😊👍🏻

  • something
    something Vor 5 Monate

    My guy has more commitment than most roadway workers in any state actually worked in the rain what a madman didn't even take 5-hour lunch breaks

  • El Racó del Bosc
    El Racó del Bosc Vor 6 Monate +1

    Good job, We at El Racó del Bosc (Barcelona) are rebuilding dry stone walls, huts and canals, some of which are over 1000 years old.

  • Pete Peterson
    Pete Peterson Vor year +2

    I didn't get if the foundation got any concrete or if there was just gravel.
    Also is there video for the floor?

  • Cristiano Augusto Becker
    Cristiano Augusto Becker Vor 2 years +1

    EPI é pros fracos. Incrível.

  • Danish Javed
    Danish Javed Vor 2 years +5

    So good work. And this is same old history. Old is gold 😉😊

  • Sean McGuire
    Sean McGuire Vor 3 years +1

    You're gonna need help when your walls get high. Love these videos. Good luck bro

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 3 years +2

      Thanks. I am going to use much smaller (lighter) logs higher up in the build. Hopefully I can lean two logs on the building at an incline and roll the logs up using rope. But we shall see what happens, maybe I need some friends help.

  • Antonio Perez
    Antonio Perez Vor 2 years

    I can feel already how much you love work in the country!! Not anyone can afford that kind of job!! It’s hard but make you be great in anyways!! ;:-)).

  • Captain Horatio Bungle III

    Where did you learn all this at such a young age?

  • Сергей Гриб
    Сергей Гриб Vor 2 years +2

    I like. It's such an interesting project

  • skyler viner
    skyler viner Vor 7 Monate

    where did you find all the information on how to build primitively? ive been looking all over but nothing goes into depth.

  • john ibbertson
    john ibbertson Vor 5 Monate

    how far did you run erik after a hard days graft?

  • MidnightAmratha
    MidnightAmratha Vor 2 years +1

    Are those asphalt treated poles?

  • Robert Pup
    Robert Pup Vor year


  • Ann Doig
    Ann Doig Vor 3 years +4

    Thankyou for inviting me - very interesting and most enjoyable.

  • Elena Grishutina
    Elena Grishutina Vor 3 years +7

    Hello from Russia! Eric, why did you pour concrete on wooden stoles? You could just make concrete foundations

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 3 years +8

      Yes, thanks for your question Elena! As I worked on this foundation some plans changed and new solutions were needed, this was my first time doing this. I planed to build up with natural stones around the wooden poles (like I did with one pole) but realizing how long that would take and how much time I hade already put into this foundation I needed a faster solution if I wanted to get the walls up. So yes, looking at the end result the wooden poles were unnecessary.
      Thank you

  • Aaron Davis
    Aaron Davis Vor 2 years +5

    Ok did you learn how to use that hatchet before you knew how to walk. Anyways very nice work I thought about making a cord wood cabin I hear there warmer

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 2 years +2

      Haha thank you. I did not know about these cordwood cabins, looks cool. 👍

  • Илья Неверещагин

    Это гениально:)

  • Axel Ullberger
    Axel Ullberger Vor 10 Monate

    hur länge räknar man att grundstolparna kommer klara sig och tig du dig hela vägen ner till grus? ääälskar serien för övrigt :)

  • xotabich1
    xotabich1 Vor 2 years +1

    Молодец парень.

  • Rotmosen
    Rotmosen Vor 2 years +4

    Så jävla sugen på att bygga ett timmerhus med :D så jädra bra video

  • Максимова Лариса

    Вы для меня просто герой!!!

  • john ibbertson
    john ibbertson Vor 5 Monate

    by the way erik im just curious is that your families land oh and is there going to be a fireplace?

  • Walid Nour
    Walid Nour Vor year +1

    Ilove your video my friends Erik 😍😍

  • mark lewis
    mark lewis Vor 3 years +6

    people who work that clean n neat should be cloned,..no cement anywhere but in the post holes,..thats tidy,..thanks4sharing.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 3 years

      Haha, thank you for the appreciation of my work.

  • Mary Kopydlowski
    Mary Kopydlowski Vor 2 Tage

    What are you using for heat? I missed that somehow. Are you going to have fire place

  • Walid Nour
    Walid Nour Vor year +1

    Very nice fondation my friends Erik ilove this job 👉😍😍

    • Walid Nour
      Walid Nour Vor year +1

      Thank you my friends you are very nice friends Erik 👉❤❤

  • Pat Jones
    Pat Jones Vor 4 Monate

    Lets get this guy to a million

  • Domenic Dalleva
    Domenic Dalleva Vor 3 years +3

    Good work keep your dream

  • Seedling🌱
    Seedling🌱 Vor 9 Monate

    And im sitting here overthinking about how i should make a chicken Coop 😂

  • Edward Mclaughlin
    Edward Mclaughlin Vor 2 years +28

    A boy and his dog, doing manly chores, well done.

  • Alain Boudreau
    Alain Boudreau Vor 3 years +1

    well done...

  • Poplar and Pine
    Poplar and Pine Vor 3 years +12

    Why did you put the logs inside your foundation piers?

    • Poplar and Pine
      Poplar and Pine Vor 2 years +1

      aabens I guess I’m stupid then! Hahah.

    • Himbel Himbel
      Himbel Himbel Vor 2 years +2

      Looks like old telephone poles. They are impregnated whit so much bad stuff/poisen so they not gonna rot in a 100 years.

    • Poplar and Pine
      Poplar and Pine Vor 2 years

      Charles Begin yes, they would. Still doesn’t answer why you did it.

  • Michael Hudecek
    Michael Hudecek Vor 5 Monate

    Erik where did you learn all of this???!!! 😊😊😊. Mike New York.

  • jfb. -
    jfb. - Vor 3 years +4

    Ho! I forgot.
    What's your dog's name?
    and again congratulations for your work!
    really very, very good job

    • bigjam8429
      bigjam8429 Vor year

      What kinda dog is she ?

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 3 years +7

      The dog's name is Alice. She likes to tag along with me into the woods and help me some times.

  • Blut & Krieg
    Blut & Krieg Vor 3 years +1

    Is this something you was thought as a child? Where did you get all this knowledge

    • Blut & Krieg
      Blut & Krieg Vor 3 years +1

      @Erik Grankvist Lithuania.

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 3 years +1

      @Blut & KriegNice. If it is your dream you should go for it. The joy of making something on your own that will stay with you for the rest of your life is so gratifying!
      Where are you from/located?

    • Blut & Krieg
      Blut & Krieg Vor 3 years +1

      @Erik Grankvist i too finished highschool this year, and one of my dreams is to build a house, be it a log cabin. just need to find a place to build it. oh, and also finish the uni :d

    • Erik Grankvist
      Erik Grankvist  Vor 3 years +4

      Thanks for asking. Everything that I am doing on this log cabin series is for the first time for me. I have no experience. Only knowledge comes from talking to others, reading and learning as I go.
      I believe that you are capable of more than you know and that everything is possible, you just have to try.

  • ali ali
    ali ali Vor 3 years +2

    Good job

  • Kevin Tenuta
    Kevin Tenuta Vor year

    another question : you use concrete for the holes but what would they have used traditionally hundreds of years ago before concrete was invented? smaller holes and hammer the trunks in? i feel like your holes are very big... uses up a lot of concrete... ive got almost no experience with construction etc but when we used to put fence posts in for example all the concreted posts rotted quick and the ground seems to move the concrete out almost like its rejecting a foreign body, the concrete posts started to lean and come out of the soil... the ones we hammered in with no concrete lasted longer and stayed firm & upright

    • Kevin Tenuta
      Kevin Tenuta Vor 9 Monate

      @Dustin Macahonic it was in england in clay soil land that gets slightly flooded in winter.. low lying

    • Dustin Macahonic
      Dustin Macahonic Vor 9 Monate

      I've heard the same thing about posts rotting because of the PH level of the concrete. But I'm wondering where you were building fences? Here in canada if you dont dig posts deep enough (below the potential frost line in winter) the ground will slowly push up the posts

    • Voidisyinyang Voidisyinyang
      Voidisyinyang Voidisyinyang Vor year

      I think instead of post holes - the concrete is more like a footer - so with the wider base then it's not dependent on the pole in the middle. The pole was entirely encased on concrete - so I think that should prevent rotting. My question is how did he PLUMB the foundation.

    • Kevin Tenuta
      Kevin Tenuta Vor year

      @DJ Ryan it wasnt really concrete in the modern sense but yeah they did use similar stuff.. but also ur talking romans and we are talking Finnish or Scandinavian.. i doubt they used concrete

    • DJ Ryan
      DJ Ryan Vor year

      Concrete has been around for thousands of years. What do you think the Romans used to build all that stuff? They just put marble on the outside to make it pretty.... it’s all concrete under the marble.

  • Cory Boyd
    Cory Boyd Vor 2 years +1

    Always wear your axe pointing to the rear!

  • Idriss Boudrioua
    Idriss Boudrioua Vor 2 years

    Por que alguém colocaria um polegar pra baixo? 🤔 eu tenho a impressão que isso é devido a muita infelicidade, se não gosta basta não assistir. O ser humano é complexo, prefiro os bichos..

  • Ibrahiym Ghany
    Ibrahiym Ghany Vor year

    Plz do time laps

  • volvoT33
    volvoT33 Vor 3 years +1


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  • Verle Guntrum Jr.

    Never breaks a sweat.

  • Jebi Se
    Jebi Se Vor year

    using wood inside concrete? why?