Washington Family Will Tour Nation in Hollow Log Placed on Wheels (Jun, 1931)
Washington Family Will Tour Nation in Hollow Log Placed on Wheels
CYRUS T. GATES of Deming, Washington, has just completed a novel home on wheels in which he and his family plan to tour the nation. This motor home consists of a large spruce log, hollowed out and mounted on the chassis of a large Chevrolet truck. The log, which is fourteen feet long and eight feet across at the butt end, was hollowed out almost entirely by hand. An electric drill was used at both ends to start the hole, and then a small electric band saw was used to saw out small sections which were split out with iron bars flattened and sharpened at one end. The sides and ceiling were cut round, with a flat section left for the floor.
Two bands of steel are fastened around the log to prevent cracking as it dries out. Bunks that will fold into the wall have been added, while a complete kitchen is installed at the rear.