About Us





David Donahue, Owner/Manager of family run Donahue Manufacturing got his start at building cabins over 30 years ago, doing mostly small log cabins of about 12x20 feet in size.

In 1985 David developed and manufactured a unique toy cabin set that children could use to build a small cabin, corrals, arches and many unique crafty items.  They were marketed under the name of Uncle Dave's Cabins.

Uncle Dave's Cabins have come a long way from being a toy, to real live-in cottages today.

After building a small portable saw mill and buying an antique planner mill, David started to build all sizes of cabins from dog houses, play houses, garden cottages, storage cabins, quad or skidoo storage cabins, tack houses, out houses, smoke houses, and guest houses to small barns.  (Notice that these storage and garden units are not called "sheds".  They are too nice to be called a shed.)  If you like wood, one of these units would fit nicely in your back yard!

All cabins and cottages are built with a unique design that David developed himself using v-groove pine lumber incorporated with pine logs used on the corners and half logs for re-enforcement with door and window frames.

Cabins from dog houses (4 x 6 feet) to 10 x 12 foot garden or storage units have a front deck with an overhang roof.  All are built with solid 1.5 x 5.5 inch v-groove pine lumber and book-matched grain lumber, re-enforced on the outside with split pine logs and inside with one inch planed pine slabs, rustic door and window frames, with asphalt shingles, built on two 4 x 4 skids.

Bigger cabins (12 x 20 feet and up) are framed with 4 inch limber and sheeted in with 1 x 6 v-groove inside and out, wired, insulated walls, three factory windows, asphalt shingles and are built on two 6 x 6 skids.  Options are a loft and rustic furniture.

Units can be produced in a package for shipment nation wide.

Donahue Manufacturing also produces all sorts of wood siding, v-groove pine and book-matched grain lumber siding, board and batten, drop and cove siding, bevel and wavy edged siding and pine shakes and shingles.  Fence boards (1 x 4 and 1 x 6), four to eight feet high come in dog eared and crown tops with diamond or circle design.  Timbers of all sizes and lengths:  for timber framed houses made with uniquely colored black poplar, spruce, pine, tamarack or white poplar.  Unique rustic furniture, beds, tables, benches, cupboards, using small logs incorporated with nice planed pine slabs.

The original Uncle Dave's Cabin:  A very unique wooden toy for children of all ages and also a unique craft kit that can be used to make picture frames, spice racks, planters and a host of other unique crafts --- just use your imagination!