Saturday, November 01, 2008

Finally, I've got some recent pictures!

I oiled the loft flooring with LandArk oil, and I really like the final result. This old Douglas Fir floor is really reddish in color, and contrasts nicely with the timbers and pine walls.

The terminal edge piece of the loft flooring is actually a store-bought 2x8, planed and sanded to fit. It is thicker on one end to compensate for some warping in the bent 2 tie beam. It is attached to the tie beam via countersunk lag bolts with 3/4" white oak plugs.

Below, you can see the entire loft, with the cabin door and cedar log bed below it. What a celebration of wood!!

The following picture shows underneath the loft. You can see the tongue-and-groove Western Red Cedar above the Ponderosa Pine joists. The oiled Douglas Fir is immediately above the cedar ceiling.

Below is a shot of the cedar bed and fir/larch door. Both need to be put together and installed fully. The cedar bed will go up on the loft as soon as I wax and buff the loft floor.

Peter gave me a small J0tul wood stove. I've got the stove up at the cabin, but its not hooked up to a stovepipe, etc. If I can get stovepipes up there, I might try to hook it up so that the cabin would be a reasonable destination this winter.

In my shop, I'm working on prepping the fir flooring for the main cabin floor. Its time consuming. I'm cutting every piece to a length that is a multiple of 16" to span the floor joists properly. I'm running each piece through the thickness planer a few times, cleaning compacted straw and dung out of the tongues and grooves and then sanding every piece with a belt sander. The result is good, but its a lot of work to salvage this old goat barn floor!


At 3:32 PM, Blogger KevinandSpring said...

Where is this cabin? We have land in Sandpoint we want to build a small cabin on, maybe we could chat next time we're up there.


At 9:01 AM, Blogger neuwave said...

Its close to Moscow, Idaho. About 2-3 hours south of Sandpoint.

Yeah, lets talk about building you a timberframe cabin in Sandpoint!

At 6:43 PM, Blogger KevinandSpring said...

Sounds good!! Would you mind if I gave you a call to talk about it, my wife and I have been talking about it but have no plans put to paper yet, I'd like to get your input. My email address is if you'd rather chat that way. Thanks


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At 10:58 AM, Blogger mvr said...

This is really impressive! It looks beautiful and like it will be a nice space to spend time in. Do you have any objection to my linking your site using one of your photos on my website where I've put information about my somewhat smaller project in Wyoming? I've started a page with links to other folks with small cabins that I think are cool. (I can send a link.) Thanks! Mark

At 7:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luke -
the ladder / steps look great - so does the rest. I can't wait for the big "it is finally done" party at the end of the summer!

At 7:23 AM, Blogger Eccentric said...

I was just wondering what all dimensions are. Width, length, and height. It looks great!

At 9:40 PM, Blogger mvr said...

Nice work! And nice photos of it. In a small space like that it is hard to take pictures to show off what you've done. But yours do a nice job.

BTW, I think you'll like the stove. It is the same model as I'm using in my similarly sized (give or take) cabin in Wyoming. It draws well at 9000 ft above sea level, and puts out plenty of heat for the space.




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