Construction details that define Bakers Lookout,  

1740 home built by Peter Studebaker

These dovetailed logs are typical of 1740 early log construction, however, what is not typical is the precision with which the logs were cut.  Normally logs would shrink and there would be gaps between the wood where the dovetails had opened up due to shrinkage. The following images contain proof of the forging mill and hydro-powered saw mill.

No one has a house that can compare to Bakers Lookout because a master German sword maker made this home.  He treated the wood with secret technology to fast-season the wood, with the heat of oil shale fumes, so wood 
did not shrink. Wood was hydrated with the oil from oil-shale. The wood is hard as a rock. Almost zero tolerance. 

Experts in early construction are amazed by this detail.

These logs and this house is still standing after 270 years. 
This is the oldest house in Washington County, Maryland.

Detail, Bakers Lookout, home exterior, log construction. Home was built in 1740.
Another peek at the dove-tailed construction.
Attic's Chestnut beams in 1740 Bakers Lookout.  The large piece (with blue electric box)
was precision cut and is one wide piece that extends the length of the house. 

THis huge beam is in the basement.  It is made of chestnut.  This beam is one-piece 
and runs the center width length of the basement. It actually helps to hold up the
first floor. The beam, precision cut by Peter Studebaker's 1740 saw mill was fast 
seasoned by Peter's secret technology.  The logs in this house look brand new.

This is the construction found in Bakers Lookout 1740 kitchen.  The logs still have bark 
and have been cut-flat on top and bottom, cut by Peter's saw mill. The white lines 
indicate lathe was once attached. Note that the planks are all different widths, this is the 
underside of second floor. 

This is the 1740 kitchen in Bakers Lookout.  Note the stone walls and overhead the logs.

This is the stone foundation in Bakers Lookout basement.

This is the underside of sub-flooring taken from the basement of 1740 Bakers Lookout. This 
photo shows the limestone insulation between the chestnut floor boards.  Note that all planks 
are different widths.  The entire property of Bakers Lookout had forests of chestnut trees and
this same wood was used to construct the house,