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Project by janice posted 02-03-2014 04:55 AM 1240 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my bathroom we finished last fall and I don’t know where the other pictures are to it. I have a closet next to the tub that stores the hot water heater for this side of the cabin. I built the cabinets and my husband routed all the cedar, tounge and grooved it and we both hung it. We got the wood up on the walls and a flood came so you can see the nails bleed so far up. I guess we used the wrong nails but the cedar holds up great in a flood. So did my vanity. It’s just pine. After the flood the doors were alittle swollen but went back down in just a couple weeks. Flood proof! I love my new bathroom and can’t wait to get back out there this spring. I just don’t want another flood for awhile. Actually, that bathroom vanity went thru 2 floods last year. May and August. I know everyone probably thinks I’m crazy, but my dad built this cabin in the late 50’s and it’s still standing. I’m a river rat! Gonna keep it as long as it is still standing My husband tore this bathroom off last year and the stilts were only 3 inches into the ground. They were rotted off. My dad added it back in the 70’s. I’m not quite sure why this rotted but he did use small stilts. So my husband tore it down and built it bigger this time. Love my new bath house. Outside of this is another entrance to come in, then the rest of the place. I’ll show pictures some day when we are done.

-- Janice





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lightweightladylefty

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 05:17 AM

Janice,

I love the moose on the wall. It certainly does sound like you’re a glutton for punishment! LOL Floods are no fun but we all hope against a repeat . . . and then it happens.

The bathroom looks great and we hope it will stay that way for a long time . . . without floods.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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janice

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 05:37 AM

I don’t know, there has been a lot of snow this year that has to melt and come down the river with the Spring rains. My next picture might be vacant lot. We’ve been thru some and still standing! My room addition upstairs has not gotten wet yet! I hope it never does. But the whole place can get blown away in a tornado. So I try not to worry. You love the moose on the wall? Your suppose to like my cabinets and the window trim and the walls. I need better pictures.

-- Janice

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 05:38 AM

real ‘cabiny’ look here janice
you both make a good team

glad it came thru the floods

looks like an extra faucet
next to the sink

is that to water the cedar christmas tree
under it

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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janice

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#4 posted 02-03-2014 05:44 AM

Funny David. I made all my fixtures like that. I need better pictures, but that aint wood working. My towel bars toilet paper holder, even my knobs on the mirror. I used pipe to make them, except for the mirror, found those at Michaels.

-- Janice

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#5 posted 02-03-2014 05:50 AM

Great to see more pictures of the cabin. Bath room turned out nice, has that cabin feel. Like the moose on the wall.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#6 posted 02-03-2014 05:52 AM

well that makes sense
they are all sure in a very comfortable style
the cabs too

a place to relax
where you can even slug your wine
out of the bottle
(in a harried arrival from the hectic city of course)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 02-03-2014 07:19 AM

Looks great from here. Perfect cabin bath.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 02-03-2014 08:28 AM

Real nice. Looks like a good place for a LJs get together!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 02-03-2014 11:46 AM

really nice bathroom, love the wood, nice looking, i might do a cabinet over the toilet myself, hhmmm, would like to see pictures of the whole place, inside and out…why dont you post it on a blog…would like that

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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janice

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#10 posted 02-03-2014 11:58 AM

So I do it in a blog, don’t want to get in trouble. I will do that. We still need to build steps to the old entrance and where the room addition was added on has to be finished still. A few more small things, we are going to build a sliding barn door to close off the downstairs from the upstairs and I need to build a railing. Other than more trim we are so close to being done! Hopefully this Spring, but my husband says he is fishing this Spring, so we’ll see. I can’t wait to get back out there again, it’ been too cold for running water so this winter has been long. Haven’t been there since December.

-- Janice

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grizzman

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#11 posted 02-03-2014 01:04 PM

yes…you can give it a title like my woodworking adventures in my river cabin…and i think it would be a joy for many to see what you have accomplished, i for one would love to see it….you can do a narrative after each picture telling us what woodwork was done and other things…i look forward to it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 02-03-2014 01:21 PM

Fantastic bathroom, Janice! I’d be proud to have it in my home.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 02-03-2014 01:46 PM

Looks great. You should also post this on the sister site HomeRefurbers. They would be interested there.

-- jroot

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SteviePete

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#14 posted 02-03-2014 05:30 PM

Great looking project. Being from a “cabin family”, just a few things. Never tell anyone you have hot water. Bathtub—no way!—slop sink yes. My dad said always run the paneling up and down, never horizontal—it’s not as noticeable when you have little boys. (Said it blends in better.) A friend has an old log cabin version—the cabinet and door pulls are made from White Birch twigs. Best wishes, On Wisconsin! s

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#15 posted 02-03-2014 07:03 PM

Very cool and yes a blog too…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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