The time has come to get ready for the work of next spring and summer. That will involve adding the exterior, non load-bearing "frame" and installing doors and windows in the cabin.
I have most of the windows already: we renovated our house last year and replaced most of our old double-hung windows with new double-hung windows. I saved the old sashes and intend to use these wherever possible in the cabin.
Here, you can see them loaded up in the trailer, as I moved them from my garage to my workshop. They are 60 year-old windows, but they are in pretty good shape. One of the larger windows has a bit of decay in one corner. I need to determine a good way to replace/repair or at least brace it.
In addition to stripping paint, I will need to come up with a good way to frame them. The sashes were in a double-hung frame with counterweights. I no longer have the weights. I really have no idea how to make these into double-hung windows again.
I may try to do something like hinge the window sashes instead of hanging them as double-hung. That way, they would swing up or swing left or right. That would certainly be much easier, but I also absolutely need screens on all windows and doors to keep out insects in the summer.