+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: The Log Sugar Shack

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    hudson river valley
    Posts
    146

    Default The Log Sugar Shack

    My little woodlot has been transitioning from cedars to hardwoods over the last few decades. Thankfully this process has given me not only maples for tapping but cedar for projects like fencing the garden and the simple zig-zag fence I’ve been putting along the back line of the lot.

    fence.jpg

    Last fall I decided to try building with cedar logs and started yarding. The size of the trees pretty much determined the size the building would be.

    Spring 2017 set some posts and started yarding laying up logs…

    L2.jpg



    …and yarding more logs. Not exactly logging the way the pros do it.

    L3.jpg

    By Summers end I finally had walls.

    L4.jpg

    (to be continued...)
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by red dorakeen; 10-18-2017 at 06:01 AM.
    2018 Built the sugar shack, produced 10.5 gallons (converted some to sugar,& cream). taps varied 45 to 50
    2017 Built 2x4 arch for a divided pan, 8.5 gallons from 30 taps increased to 42 taps during season.
    2016 Produced 3 gallons & 1 quart Syrup, Block arch & 3 buffet pans, 12 taps
    2015 Thought about tapping

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    286

    Default

    That fence and cabin are awesome, nice work!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    hudson river valley
    Posts
    146

    Default

    Thanks lyford,

    Wish I could figure out how to move this thread to the right topic. Sheeesh.
    Last edited by red dorakeen; 10-17-2017 at 03:25 PM.
    2018 Built the sugar shack, produced 10.5 gallons (converted some to sugar,& cream). taps varied 45 to 50
    2017 Built 2x4 arch for a divided pan, 8.5 gallons from 30 taps increased to 42 taps during season.
    2016 Produced 3 gallons & 1 quart Syrup, Block arch & 3 buffet pans, 12 taps
    2015 Thought about tapping

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Winfield, Iowa
    Posts
    355

    Default

    Red, looks to me like the location of your original post is the only thing you got wrong. That is going to be one sweet shack! Please post more pics as you go along, anywhere'll do! Ted

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Oneida NY
    Posts
    9,847

    Default

    I moved the thread for you red.
    Dave Klish about 1320 taps in '15, doing fewer each year, about 450 planned for 2020 (and after?)
    2012 Mahindra 36 HP 4x4/ loader/cab/heat/AC:-)
    added a gooseneck equipment trailer and F350 to tow it to haul more sap
    3x8 raised flue evaporator
    250 GPH converted to electric, RO by Ray Gingerich
    6.32 KW solar system, 1.48KW is battery backed up, all net metered
    http://s1041.photobucket.com/albums/...anssugarhouse/
    website: www.cnymaple.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    hudson river valley
    Posts
    146

    Default

    Thank you maple flats.

    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    I moved the thread for you red.
    2018 Built the sugar shack, produced 10.5 gallons (converted some to sugar,& cream). taps varied 45 to 50
    2017 Built 2x4 arch for a divided pan, 8.5 gallons from 30 taps increased to 42 taps during season.
    2016 Produced 3 gallons & 1 quart Syrup, Block arch & 3 buffet pans, 12 taps
    2015 Thought about tapping

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    hudson river valley
    Posts
    146

    Default

    Got the roof on. The structure ended up remarkably square and level on the top considering the irregularity of the logs.

    IMG_2589.jpg
    2018 Built the sugar shack, produced 10.5 gallons (converted some to sugar,& cream). taps varied 45 to 50
    2017 Built 2x4 arch for a divided pan, 8.5 gallons from 30 taps increased to 42 taps during season.
    2016 Produced 3 gallons & 1 quart Syrup, Block arch & 3 buffet pans, 12 taps
    2015 Thought about tapping

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Winfield, Iowa
    Posts
    355

    Default

    That is so cool!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    hudson river valley
    Posts
    146

    Default

    Thanks tbear.
    2018 Built the sugar shack, produced 10.5 gallons (converted some to sugar,& cream). taps varied 45 to 50
    2017 Built 2x4 arch for a divided pan, 8.5 gallons from 30 taps increased to 42 taps during season.
    2016 Produced 3 gallons & 1 quart Syrup, Block arch & 3 buffet pans, 12 taps
    2015 Thought about tapping

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Parkman Maine
    Posts
    40

    Default

    Love the cabin shack, not something you see everyday.
    Smoky Lake 2x8 Raised Flue
    Mason Arch

    5 Buckets
    300 Gravity
    120 High Shurflo vac

    7" Wes Fab Filter Press
    Mason Finisher
    Mason Water-Jacketed Canner

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts