Petersburg preschoolers learn about cabin construction, history


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Seamus and Stella plug their ears while Nauman cuts away knotches in the log to make a groove in it.

A group of eight preschoolers from the Children’s Center became versed in the craft of log cabin building at Sandy Beach Park Tuesday morning.

Dave Nauman, self-described Petersburg Parks and Rec “Maintenance Dude”, has been working since July to reconstruct shelter one at the park.

He taught the kids about various tools used in cabin building such as a draw-knife—a double handled blade that cuts away the outer strips of a log.

After cutting away shavings, Nauman passed out the “Curly Q’s” to the kids and then asked for volunteers to assist him.

Seamus Davidson, 4, was t...

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