Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

Building a log barn in Limestone, Tennessee

Observe the diligent work it takes to raise a handmade log building—a two pen log barn with two 12×12 foot corrals for a horses or cows—with period drills, hammers, axes, saws, and other tools, likely from around the late 1700s to the early 1800s. This Townsends video, the second of two videos, captures the weekend work by hobbyists dressed in period clothing at the David Crockett Birthplace State Historic Park in Limestone, Tennessee.

Find Raising a Log Barn part one here:

Next, watch this log cabin time lapse: A Canadian man builds a shelter from scratch. Plus:
• Building a wigwam, a time lapse
• how Julian Nocker built a treehouse in Salzburg
• Plastic Bottle Village

Bonus: Territorial History of the USA: Every Month for 400 Years.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

How were barrels made at Mount Vernon?

Rion Nakaya

What is intersectionality?

Rion Nakaya

How are sustainable SuperAdobe homes built?

Rion Nakaya

Five African-American inventors who improved the world

Rion Nakaya

Nomadic Nenet people build a chum (yurt) in the Siberian Arctic Winter

Rion Nakaya

The Raised Fist Afro Comb: Untold’s Museum of Artifacts That Made America

Rion Nakaya

Shirley Chisholm, the First Black Congresswoman

Rion Nakaya

Reconstruction: The Vote – Black History in Two Minutes (or So)

Rion Nakaya

The Invention of Thanksgiving, a National Museum of the American Indian short film

Rion Nakaya