Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Now that I've got a good handle on which windows I'm going to restore and actually use in the cabin, I took some exact measurements of the window dimensions from the existing windows. This allows me to play around with window placement on the cabin walls.

The Northwest face, opposite the side with the loft, will have three large windows. This will provide some excellent views of the mountains, woods, and sunsets. This will also be the side of the cabin that gets the brunt of the wind and rain. I'll have to put shutters, storm windows or something on these windows.

The Southwest side (the side with the door) will have a large picture window which will bring in a good deal of sun.

Here is a view of the cabin in X-Ray mode, which allows one to see all of the windows and frame simultaneously and get a better sense for how these windows will open up the overall space.

Below is an interior view of the window placements as one faces the loft space. I suspect that the cabin will feel very open with these windows in this configuration.

Lastly, here is a view to the Northwest from atop the loft, looking downward. Again: windows, openness, and scenic views to the mountain in the Northwest. This is all the effect that I am pushing for.

I'd like to put the woodstove in one of these western corners. That way, I can keep an eye on it from atop the loft as well...


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