Dad found a local sawyer with a portable sawmill, stockpiled logs, and had the gent set up shop. Poplar logs got trimmed to a standard width to serve as the walls. Cherry lumber was milled to 3/4 inch planks, to serve as interior paneling. As an experiment, they milled 2 x 6 poplar planks to serve as decking for the porch.
You don't normally see the words "cabin" and "cabinet" in the same sentence. However, guest remark on the exquisite precision of the interior carpentry. It's like being inside a jewel box. If you decide you'd like to have a cabin like our Hawk's Nest aerie, we can put you in touch with Bryan, or his equally able son Neil.