All these items including tools have to be carried in by hand. It is a rather serious affair.
I initially thought I could level the concrete footers, erect the 4x4s and then tie in the lumber. Once I got that done I'd square up the rectangle. After careful consideration I realized I'd need to get everything square from the outset. I'm not sure how much the 2x12s weighed but I damn sure was not going to be horsing the whole foundation around once it was put together.
On to making sure it is square from the outset. I made some bucks from the 2x2s and some undergrowth. On these bucks, I placed string outlining the rectangle of the cabin floor/platform. The concrete footers will be leveled according to this string rectangle and then the 4x4s will be erected. The 2x12s will tie it all together. Just like the rug in Lebowski's apartment.
|Uncentered, unlevel, concrete footer|
This will be a very staged build and I'll document it as best as I can.
I've been thinking about building a Walden Pond style cabin for as long as I can remember.