Friday, March 21, 2008

Cabin Kitchen Updates

The kitchen is about 90% complete. The laminate top was installed. My rustic custom cabinet doors were also installed. They have dark bronze knobs and hinges. The builder miscalculated on the size of 3 bottom cupboards so that will be finished up next week. I asked about making the cabinets a little darker but was told they should darken and get more golden over time. So I'll wait and see how much patience I have....
The next items are the dining table and all the kitchen appliances. As you can see, the only appliance I have right now is the microwave. Money is going out the door fast! (I write this with a smile - it's still worth it!)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

History of Our Log Cabin Site

I love historical photos and was especially interested to know the history of the town where our log cabin is being built. We are technically in the city of Waters, but have a Gaylord address. In the late 1800's, the town was originally established as Bradford Lake. It was later renamed Waters. The White Pines and hardwoods of Bradford Lake attracted the numerous lumber mills that were established in the city in the late 1800's. The pictures above depict the lumber workers and log cabins from this area. I had the Otsego County Historical museum scan some old photos for me from this era. I am going to frame and hang them in our log cabin as a history reminder.