Building a Viking House with Hand Tools: A Bushcraft Project (PART 1)

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Shared January 21, 2019

We build a bushcraft viking house in the woods using hand tools only. Part 1 focuses on cutting the cedar logs for the foundations of the viking house. The foundations are only going to be two cedar logs high. The hand tools we use are an axe, saw, hammer, and wrecking bar. We begin by using an axe and saw to create saddle notches to make the log cabin foundation. We are only building the foundation two cedar logs high, because the timber frame of the roof will come right down to the forest floor. We use 10 logs overall for the foundation of the viking shelter. We burned the ends of the support stakes using Shou-Sugi Ban. An ancient wood preserving technique invented by the Japanese. It helps to evaporate any moisture in the wood and creates a sealed, protective layer to help prevent it from rotting as quickly. Cedar is pretty rot proof and is often used in Log Cabin building. We cook up some food over the fire and then finish the foundation of the Bushcraft Viking House in the woods.
In Part 2, we will be focusing on building the timber frame of the structure. Using cedar logs and hand tools. We hope to build a viking long pit, raised beds, a door and a porch. Eventually we hope to cook venison and other food over the open fire inside the viking camp. Thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe so you don't miss the next episode!

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Cat with Knives

“Those two... don’t know how to treat an old man, do they!”

8 months ago | [YT] | 236

Tom J

Using a crowbar as a chisel?! Sorry, I didn't mean to pry.

7 months ago | [YT] | 343

Bean

You know it's a Bushcraft video if there's a fire and a dog

8 months ago | [YT] | 307

Cannibal PieDemon

I love how the dog brought some sticks ''I halp humans, i good at finding stick'

8 months ago | [YT] | 39

Ca Hiker

Something about the sound of wood knocking relaxes me. It was like an outdoors ASMR video. Thanks for the upload!

7 months ago | [YT] | 171

Jim

I appreciate the lack of useless talking. The dog supervises well.

7 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 87

bob won ton

I build custom homes for a living. I would totally enjoy being a part of a crew doing this. I love working with my hands.

7 months ago | [YT] | 59

W. L. Orodor Calaerchon

I swear man, what exactly would be wrong about this life style?
Okay, no toilets perhaps. But if you stay with just a small group, just dig a spot and build a drop-hole. No big deal.
Outdoors, physical work, good team-building work, and you see results of your work.
It's not for everyone perhaps. But I sure as heck wouldn't mind!

8 months ago | [YT] | 191

Daniel

That four legged site supervisor is working hard i see 😂

8 months ago | [YT] | 673

Jessica March

Fell and strip your logs in the spring, when the sap is running under the bark. It peels off like a banana skin, and you can get the entire log's bark in one peice.

You will get wet though. But so much easier.

8 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 20

Jorno

"These two don't know how to treat an old man, do they?"
- Some Bloke's Dad

7 months ago | [YT] | 3

sub to pewdiepie

Me being a viking attacking all tuff sess a bear runs

1 hour ago | [YT] | 0

Rachel Burns

14:20 had me rolling 😂 THeY DoN’t KnOw hOw to tReAt an OLD MAN

7 months ago | [YT] | 56

StabbyJoe135

You know a video is quality when it needs no music or yakking but you're almost 9 minutes in before you realise that was the first words spoken.

8 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 687

Cripple Bear

I’m a yank & all I can say is: ” yeah, that’s bang on!” 👍🏾

3 months ago | [YT] | 1

EpiphonesSG

Name of the song in the beginning? Not in the description...

4 days ago | [YT] | 1

Skillet Mage

20:42 Seeing and hearing him quietly skin these logs...This is TOTAL ASMR for me!!! :) Thank you and this is something I have always dreamed of doing myself! Bucket list for sure!

4 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 3

Paul Novak

I really love the viking pick up truck. Hand tools are a great asset. 😂

7 months ago | [YT] | 27

Tarman The Champion

4 logs down... time to eat! Thats my kind of work to eating ratio!

4 months ago | [YT] | 21


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