Sunday, June 1, 2008

Beaver Blog Cabin

Looking into the mudroom from the entry way. I must say that Tim sure had his work cut out for him. This entry way/mudroom was very very complicated. There was a lot going on and he had to spend so much time making sure it could all work out. He then had to be sure to somehow to connect it properly to the octagonal kitchen area ..... trust me ... he spent hours trying to figure it all out in his head before he started making cuts and setting beams/tung and groove. The stairwell be on the right side of the mudroom. We thank God everyday that we have Tim to build our dream home.

Looking up at the entry way (to the left) and the mudroom (to the right) ~ where it connects.
Standing in dining room, looking towards the kitchen/entry way area and the mudroom is all the way down to the left.
Someeeeeeday there will be a 2 or 3 car garage w/ an "in law's" quarter hooked right up to that mudroom. That will look sooo totally awesome. We can't wait for that. Then mom and dad can come stay in their own little corner.
Tim working on the entry way. He's been killing himself w/ work. Not only does he work on this cabin but he has another full time job.
The porch is going to look so cool. Mike will have rounded stairs going up to the deck.
View from front kitchen window. The kitchen window is an 8 foot by 3 foot picture window.
View from our dining room. There will be french doors here that open out.


We are going up tomorrow for 3 days ...

Mike is planning to start staining the logs on the outside.
In the next two weeks, Timmy is going to work on the window buckings and start putting in the windows.

It does seem to be slow going, but remember, it's only Tim and Mike putting it up ...
and Mike isn't up there but 3 to 4 days a week.
Besides, we're really not in a rush... as long as we get our water rights extended!!

Won't be too long before the roof goes on. Once the entire house is stained, the roof will go up.
We picked a cocoa brown roof and then Mike is going to stain the window buckings a dark walnut. That should look real nice. We've been torn between the standard evergreen roof or a cocoa brown.... Mike is really wanting brown. Me, I'm a Libra and can't make up my mind....


Apparently it will take MONTHS caulking the outside and inside.


Not too sure when we'll be able to start the decking ... the concrete guy still needs to come and move those 12 footers around the house. They did not pass code back in November (they need to be buried 31 inches) and we are having some trouble getting him up there to fix his mistake. THAT IS A WHOLE NUTHER STORY!!

13 comments:

Klin said...

Guess I better get the adoption papers finalized so I can come to the family reunion! ;)

It is looking great.

Chris H said...

OOO adopt me too!!!! LOL. The cabin is slowly coming along now, not so many big changes to see at the moment but still neat to see.

Tonya said...

I love the way the ceiling look! Very cool looking cabin :)

Shellmo said...

I love the ceiling heights in this log home and all the beautiful nooks! You make me wish our log home was bigger.....I need more nooks!!

crabby old man said...

It will all come together & You will have many happy days there.
Hug Magoo for me

Amber said...

I just love the high ceilings! That, coupled with loads of window are my prerequistes if we ever get to build our dream home!

JoeinVegas said...

Wow, that interior wood looks beautiful. Can I adopt you so I can stay in the parent's suite?

RWA said...

Fantastic pictures. Your patience - and the guys' hard work - is really going to pay off.

In_spired said...

H and I have been sitting here looking at the pictures of your "little cabin". WOW!

Guess what? We haven't even told them "for sure" yet, but we're planning a trip to go visit with crabby and wife in July!! More on that later...

carmachu said...

looks awesome!

Andrea W. said...

Terri, it looks so great! I can't believe how much progress they've made in a few short months. What a great hard working team!

Jen said...

Spectacular progress here.
It will be worth the wait!
A Green Roof sounds good to me. :)

Jarkko said...

Many a time it is difficult to find an architect that actually has some relevant experience on log homes. Approach to log home design therefore takes the outside point of view and builders just have to find a way to make it all work. Luckily you have a good builder...