Friday, August 31, 2012

Ready To Move In

Well our cabin is nearly complete.
In the last few weeks we have installed the door and windows, and finished off the interior.
We have a new kitchen and bath, complete with new appliances and fixtures.  The interior walls have been covered with blue stained pine and varnished to match the wall logs.  All that's left is to build a rock base and install the wood burning stove.  We will be doing a little finish landscaping to give the place a little more inviting feel.  Finally we will furnish the cabin with a few nice starter pieces of log furniture.
Here are a few photos of what the cabin and site look like today.   Hopefully you see a marked improvement from where we started and that we have created a cabin someone will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Roofed and Stained

Our cabin is now securely dried in with a new metal roof.  Before roofing, we put 4 1/4 inches of foil backed insulation underneath.  The cabin will now be very easy to heat in the winter and also stay cool all day in the summer.  I also got the cabin stained last week.  My preference is to use a dark stain, which I believe gives the cabin a more timeless appearance.  I like my cabins to look as though they have been and will be here a long time.
Next,  I will be finishing up my interior wood work and installing the front door and windows.
Remember!  This cabin will be up for sale when completed.  Contact me anytime by phone or email if you're interested.   406-468-3093 or

Monday, August 6, 2012

Interior Work

While waiting for the metal roofing to show up, I have been working on the interior of the cabin.  I have framed up the interior walls, got all of the plumbing and wiring roughed in and put up most of the1x6 blue stained pine and trim. You may notice that the loft now has its posts, rails and stairs installed.  I also managed to get the exterior of the cabin chinked (caulked), and stained.  I will post some photos of the new roof and exterior next week.