Handmade Copper Sink at the OFF GRID Log Cabin for a Rustic Wood Kitchen



While working in an off grid log cabin in the forest, I was happy to hone my self reliance skills to hand-make the DIY sink for the rustic wood kitchen from copper. Click on http://www.audible.com/myselfreliance or text “myselfreliance” to 500-500 to get your free Audible download with a 30 day trial.
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Cali, our Golden Retriever, joins me as I build the sink from copper, hand forming it from a 3′ x 8′ sheet of 20 oz copper that a kind subscriber gave me for this project, David Oxley from Precision Fabrication in Parry Sound, Ontario. Thanks David!

Soldering the sink with an old fashioned, antique soldering iron that I heated up on the woodstove was challenging since I had not done this type of work for 20 years or more. But, I think the final results are going to be well worth the effort. As with all of the projects on the log cabin, it’s more work doing this alone and with hand tools, but it’s very rewarding once the work is done. Speaking of that, in my self reflections at the end of the video, I talk about how I always make sure that I live each and every day to the fullest and that I’m happy if I get even the smallest thing done, but that I also spend time with people that I love and/or take time out to do things that make me happy.
Making a rustic kitchen out of rough sawn lumber is very enjoyable without the limitations and extra stress of a modern home where everything must be perfect. I like the simplicity of using nails, rough pine boards, metals like copper and the free form design of the kitchen counter, cabinets, sink and other components. This cabin really is a DIY project, and I was relieved that my wife and I came up with this idea to make the sink out of copper rather than use a modern, prefabricated sink, even if it was from my old cabin.
Tune in next week as I complete the kitchen, installing a finished countertop, a cistern pump, metal catch basin, copper backsplash, a storage bin that doubles as a bed for my dog, and doors on the cabinets.
As usual, this video includes scenes of me making dinner on the stove, kale and spinach soup with homemade sourdough bread to dip into it.

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If you want to build a rustic log cabin or tiny off grid home alone in the wilderness and you haven’t seen the rest of my videos, this is a good primer. It’s super fast motion though, so if you are interested in building a primitive log cabin like this, take a look at the “Log Cabin The Bear Den” playlist on the channel.
At the beginning of the video, I show a winter drone photo of the cabin in the snow in December. Then I flashback to the first balsam fir tree I cut down with a saw and axe near the cabin. I drag the trees into place and clear the cabin site. All summer, I cut the notches in the logs as I built the cabin up, offsite. Once I was finished notching the logs with a log scribe, saw, axe, adze and wood carving gouge, I loaded up the entire cabin of logs and moved them to my land near Algonquin Park, Ontario Canada.
Once on site, I spent a month reassembling the cabin on a foundation of sand and gravel. Once the log walls were up, I again used hand tools to shape every log, board and timber to erect the gable ends, the wood roof, the porch, the outhouse and a seemingly endless number of woodworking projects.
For the roof, I used an ancient primitive technology to waterproof and preserve the wood – shou sugi ban, a fire hardening wood preservation technique unique to Japan and other areas in northern climates.
Because the cabin is offgrid, I have used handtools for most of the build and without power, I have no options on site regardless. The tiny house will continue to be operated with power, not even renewable energy for now, so I’m heating the cabin with a woodstove fire place, which I also cook on.
The cabin is made of cedar fence posts, twelve feet long and the cabin measures 10 feet x 20 feet inside with a one hundred square foot sleeping loft on the second floor.
The floor is made of two inch thick pine planks, torched to help repel water and to give them a rustic barn board appearance.

Tune off sound if you don’t want to hear the music, – there is no talking in this silent video. If you are a subscriber or long time viewer, there is some new footage at the end of the video, but otherwise you have seen most of this. As always, I’ll release a new video on Friday showing the progress I made this week on the door and the ice box for food storage.

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