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A micro ice fishing shack- The "Fort On Feet" part two….
January 10, 2012, 12:10 am
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The photo quality is LOUSY, but you get the idea….

     Thanks to Steven Harrell of for sending this additional photo that goes alongside our recent posting of what I was calling “The Fort On Feet”– AND, right in line with that, here’s some sketches of mine. I have a few old, fun, novelty, concepts that are pretty much the exact same thing, in terms of this little cabin, or ice fishing shack/shelter, and now being re-inspired by these photos, I just may have to build one of these, with a twist, of course.
     These sketches are part of my “Sixty Shack Sketches in Sixty Days” spree of unreleased and/or new material- all leading up to the release of the new edition of my book “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks”– again, which is already up for orders on So- here’s sketch #34 and #35….

-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen

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Hi Deek,

Bob and Pat Crabtree on FOOTLOOSE were insulating with foamboard covered both sides with vinyl wall-paper, glued on. The vinyl helped protect the foam from dings and worse, up to a point. Once the vinyl was on, they stiffened right up, even in curved sections.

It occurs to me that, for a design like this and many others in your line, this might make a good, sole wall material. Light, insulated, can be glued together, and with viny, it's wipe-down.

Some of the new rubberized roofing sheet rolls are adhesive, too, and much thicker than vinyl.

One thing to watch is glue compatibility. Foamboard doesn't react well to volatile solvents.

Just a thought!

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