Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ahhh.... Alaska

Andy is an unbelievable cook and is probably 
thinking of great things.

Andy and Damara drilling it without the generator.

I ran across these pictures from a trip we took into the bush of Alaska. The point of the trip was to visit two very good friends of ours. They had bought a piece of property that sat on the edge of a valley and was surrounded by mountains that only Alaska can produce. They were and still are, living the dream.

While we were there, they were in the middle of building a timber framed house. Not only are they cool people but they are also purists in many of the things that they do. When we got there they had a frame up and roof on. The trees were cut from their land and made into square framing timbers with a saw that they had.

We were there for 10 days and figured that we should put ourselves to work. Being cabinet-makers, it made sense to build them a kitchen. The construction methods were different but the result was great. All of the materials are from wood that was harvested and milled from their 8 acres.

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1 comment:

damara & andy said...

great photos matt - ahhh, all seem so long ago.
thanks again for your labor and your fantastic kitchen cabinets - what vision and it was all you. if i remember right, i had a couple of 2by4's laying around and some misc. recycled fir that i had milled up - and boila, kitchen cabinets we (damara & i) still cherish.
love your blog, andy.
p.s. love your logo