Building the Frame
After agreeing on the final design with the principal in mind, something simple would allow more details in the overall execution.
The frame itself consists of primarily 4x4s and 4x6s kiln dried Douglas Fir - a common stock at most lumber yards - and plenty strong for a small space. Circular saws, routers, portable band saws and a specialized Swiss plunge mortiser were used to rough in the joints, while chisels and hammers of various sizes were used to do the final 'convincing'.
The entire cabin frame was driven down from Fairbanks on a gooseneck trailer by Dustin and Pat and stacked on the existing driveway. The trailer went back to grab another load. All in all the frame is remarkably compact when stacked.