More photos of "Building Santa's Sleigh"
Browse web-exclusive images of this over-the-top woodworking project that helps one man spread Christmas cheer
Published: October 5, 2012
In the December 2012
issue of Cabin Life
, the article “Building Santa's Sleigh
” described Gregg Turk's incredible, award-winning woodworking project. Turk uses the sleigh when he makes public appearances as Santa Claus. We share with you these web-exclusive photos of Turk's Alabama home, the sleigh-building process, and the craftsman's adventures as Santa. Enjoy!
To learn more about the man behind the sleigh, click here
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Santa's Alabama Home
It was Gregg Turk's dream to build a log home. So when his uncle sold him and his wife a pine-covered plot of land in Somerville, Ala. ("for one dollar and love"), he set about clearing the land. He felled many pines down the hill from the home site, intending to use them for his log home. Upon realizing that he had no way to get the logs up the hill, however, Turk decided to frame the home conventionally.