Cabin Renovation and Progress
....and so I continue on today with some shots of an outside//inside wood project, that has been eating up some of my time.
Time delays….running with the after-effects of projected numbers on sheets of paper, that can never catch up to the reality of why is this not done….yet!
I am not interested in excuses for delay;
I am interested only in a thing done.
So put some warm clothes on….hope you remembered to bring your carharts and warm gloves, while we gather our tools and step outside. Walking across the yard, we find that last evenings rain of sleet has left the windshield of ‘the beast’ all crusted up….seems like some scraping is in order. And if your wondering about that wreath on the back post there, yes thats last years tradition of the season….soon to be replaced by a newer and fresher up-coming-up-start….
....so here we are, ready to start work? Nothing like it, clear skies….fresh air….and knowing the power that you have within your hands to create a good work day. yes this is the place of work for today and there sets the cabin, that we are presently turning into an all around four season home. What that means up here, is that there will be a heating system, (two Rinnai monitor systems), an inside bathroom, (although there is an out-house to the right) new windows, insulation and a meeting of any//all energy codes….ugh, talk about paper-work….
....watch your step now as we walk up to the newly constructed connected entry way. Board and batten, window and door still to come….
....well here we are inside. Advantec sub-floor is down and in place, as we stop and give thanks….
....working hard at inside framing….
....turning around before we go on to the main cabin, one can look into the smaller bedroom cabin. And yes, over in the corner there are some future pieces of ‘wood art’ just hanging out at the moment till they come of age and give me an impression of what they are to be….
....stepping through the front door, into the main cabin we are greeted by the dis-order-order of a construction site. Next big work move here, is that all the flooring has to come up so that I can lay insulation down between the floor studs and then cover with advantec sub-flooring, plus a pine wood floor….ah yes, the joy of winter projects….
....part of my lighting system up here….
....walking back, we’ll take a look at the bathroom….
....one bathroom coming along….ceiling shed roof, framed out walls and again advantec sub-flooring….
....cathedral ceilings and walls are yet to be spray foamed for insulation and then all walls and ceilings will be covered with 1’‘x8’’s, (maybe some variations of 1’‘x6’’s) while we will also put a ceiling fan in….details and more details are not all worked out yet. Much of what is going on here is design as you go, and yes, we will be keeping all wood timbers in plain view, as this is a post and beam timber frame. So lets step out the door to the right there and look around….
....backside of the connected entry-way, which we will be adding on to in a week or so, depending on weather. Plan is to go outward here and add a sun-room which will give this place some style-of- character….
....exterior of the bathroom….
....this is the view that will greet folks who come and rent//vacation here as they stand//sit within the sun-room….
....and how could I ever stop without stopping to look up and give thanks….
”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/