Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Finally, a picture with the roof - Part V

I apologize for taking so long before putting up a photo of the little cabin with the roof on it. It's been a busy week.
First I had a Christmas Market to attend and then my husband fell off the roof of the cabin and needed surgery on his hand (but he's on the mend... whew... he sure scared me!) and I forgot all about having to update here with pictures.
So here's our little cabin as it looked the last time we were at the property.Thank you to Sam's dad Randy for helping us with this part of the cabin! It's very much appreciated!!

doesn't it look cute? I looove the porch!

Since then, Winter has arrived and we had some brutal temperatures already. -33 C with the wind!! Can you imagine? For now, we have put the cabin on hold til it warms up considerably. We still would like to frame in the gables this year, but we'll have to wait and see how the weather plays out.
Over the last few days I've been trying to figure out a siding color. I would love red, but it's becoming a difficult choice to find the right red. Some type of barn red would look fabulous with the natural logs, don't you think? But what kind of red? I'm afraid that red fades fairly fast, so I'm torn now. Or what other color do you think would look great? We are thinking of  a semi-solid stain instead of paint... The bottom of the cabin will be wavy edge siding and the gables will be board and batten siding, but all the same color. hmmm. Decisions, decisions!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The roof is going on...Part IV

Yesterday was the day the roof logs were put into place. Again, the weather was excellent and cooperated with us. Here a few pics of how it all came together. Enjoy!

The roof logs all packed up and stacked on the trailer:

And here it is. Isn't it beautiful? I shed a couple of tears yesterday when I walked into the cabin after they were finished with the logs.

The boys are working on rafters and tin over the next couple of days. I hope to have more pics of the closed up roof later this weekend.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Look, it's coming along - Part III

So, we've had our first snow fall of the season earlier last week, but thankfully it hasn't stuck around quite yet. But I know, it'll be just a matter of time.

The cabin is coming along beautifully and over the weekend my husband has been building the roof at his work site. Check out some of the pics:

some of the logs:

This will sit on top of the cabin shell

Check it out; first look at how the roof will look:

The floor joists for the loft waiting to get cleaned:

here they are being fitted; what incredible work:

Look at it! Isn't it nice?

The detail; a dovetail joint:

What we'll be seeing from the living room area:

And here it is; the finished roof log work:

Wednesday it will get disassembled and Thursday we'll be setting the roof onto the cabin. Exciting times for us! Will keep you posted on the progress ;)

Monday, November 1, 2010

And the cabin continues - Part II

... another beautiful weekend and the snow has stayed away. YES!!!

This weekend we were able to put the corner posts and walls up for the cabin. It went pretty quickly and without any glitch.

Here some pictures of the progress:

first corner log ready to be put on

and the first wall is up!

all posts in place and 2 walls framed. Yay!

end of Day 1. 3 Walls up

Next day the last wall was framed and put into place. The windows will get cut out once we are ready to install them. First there will be a round of logs placed on top of the walls and then 1 post into each gable wall, then the ridge log. After that we can start with the roof. Wish us luck

The siding for the cabin will be wavy edge siding on the bottom and board and batten on the gables and will be stained red, most likely. Hopefully the rest of the structure (roof) can get built this week (at my husbands work site) and then brought to the building location via crane truck next weekend or the weekend after. I'll update as we go along.