Sunday, February 17, 2008

Prepping the Log Interior

It looks like Greg and I will actually be putting in a little (emphasis on the word little) sweat equity into the log cabin. Before the hardwood flooring and carpeting can go in, the interior log walls need to be lightly sanded and then stained. At first my husband was insistent we could do all the sanding ourselves. Then I pointed out the logs in the 2-story loft area. No ladder we owned could reach those heights. Thus our builder and his scaffolding will assist. Our project next weekend will be to do the interior staining ourselves (with the exception of the front loft wall.) We are going to use the color "Applewood" from Sashco which is close to a natural finish and won't clash against the interior tongue and groove walls. When spring weather hits, then the exterior can be stained.

18 comments:

reliv4life said...

Great idea on giving the builder that job! You are a smart woman!! Everything looks beautiful so far.

Kristen said...

My 5-year-old is fascinated with log cabins, thanks to Laura Ingalls Wilder's books. I can't wait to show her your blog photos. It will become her dream house, I'm sure.

Huckster said...

Your log cabin reminds me of Abe Lincoln whose birthday we are remembering today. Good luck with your dream home.

Judy said...

A home in the woods is a dream my husband and I share. Yours is a beauty.

Chris P said...

Simply beutiful. It must be a dream come true. Is this log cabin in a mountainous area, with wild forests and trickling streams nearby?

patrick said...

this is a fantastic trade -- log cabin building -- great blog too, it's an intersection between old ways and new

Doctor of Manliness said...

Very nice! I'm jealous. How are you heating it?

JessRG said...

I have to say, Your log caban is beautiful. The lincoln homestead is less than 15 min away from us and your pics do remind me of Ole Abe :)

Michael said...

Amazing! Are you doing the building yourself?

Michelle said...

I just found your blog & I've added it to my favorites. Your log cabin is beautiful! I can't wait to see more pics of the progress!!! Keep up the great work & have fun staining the interior!

Wing On Wing Coaching said...

I'm following your progress with much interest. Keep up the beautiful work!

SandyVTW said...

Looking good! Love the warmth that the wood creates.

Cabinhaus said...

Just check out your blog. you must be so excited. We are still at our daughter and son-in-laws house helping them finish off a unfinished room. Their baby is due in May, so the room will be ready before then.

One of these days I'm going to put some pictures of the land that our cabin is located on and maybe some pictures of the inside. Maybe I'll make another blog just of log cabin living. I'd love to see how you are going to decorate once you have moved in. Maybe us logcabin deweller can inspire one another with our decorating.

Keep in touch...I'll let you know if I do make another blog.

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Waseem said...

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OeyLongFong said...

Beautiful !!

Click Here To Laugh said...

does this mean you coming out of the closet as a log cabin republican?

David said...

congrats on building such a beauty.
i worked on one a while back and would like to build on in the future, if God lets me live that long.

blogger says you are a "blog of note" and I agree