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Offline mogie01

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Re: Our 20 x 34 1-1/2 story dream cabin in Michigan
« Reply #100 on: June 30, 2011, 12:02:45 PM »
Looking good. Nice job.  Now if I can get my railings to look half as nice I will be satisfied.

Thanks Redoverfarm. As for your railing, I have every confidence that it will look fantastic :)  You do good work!

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« Reply #101 on: June 30, 2011, 07:43:07 PM »
Looks great!
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« Reply #102 on: July 20, 2011, 08:49:32 AM »
Thanks Sassy.  We haven't been able to get up to the cabin this past 3 weeks - we had friends over from Scotland and we took a much needed vacation but we plan on going up this weekend and try to get as much siding up as possible.  The weather has been really hot the past few days so we're hoping it breaks by the weekend.

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« Reply #103 on: July 25, 2011, 09:12:37 AM »
We worked on the siding this weekend.  It was so hot, and just our luck we had to work on the sides with no shade.  I think we should be able to get it finished this weekend.  After that we have to wash down the siding then apply the stain.














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« Reply #104 on: July 25, 2011, 11:59:18 AM »
Love that siding!  Looks great!

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« Reply #105 on: July 25, 2011, 01:47:50 PM »
log siding looks mighty fine!!!!!

do you have a close up shot of the back of one of the corner logs???  before install???, i have ben looking looking for that type log corner for my camp.

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« Reply #106 on: July 25, 2011, 01:57:42 PM »
log siding looks mighty fine!!!!!

do you have a close up shot of the back of one of the corner logs???  before install???, i have ben looking looking for that type log corner for my camp.

Thanks Turkeyhunter  ::)   I don't have a photo of it but I'm sure we have some scrap pieces left over so I'll take a picture of it for you this weekend when we go up.

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« Reply #107 on: August 01, 2011, 03:47:20 AM »
We almost have the siding done, only a small section at the front of the cabin to do.  Here's what we got done this weekend.


back of the cabin (east)


north side


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« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2011, 02:36:46 PM »
the siding looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2011, 03:16:47 PM »
log siding looks mighty fine!!!!!

do you have a close up shot of the back of one of the corner logs???  before install???, i have ben looking looking for that type log corner for my camp.

Thanks Turkeyhunter, I almost forgot to post the pics of the corner logs for you, hope this helps:-






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« Reply #110 on: August 02, 2011, 02:52:55 AM »
thanks for the pic...........the log place wants $185 each ==== ???( 3 hours drive) for those corners, and i had not saw a pic of one.   I appreacite the pic===thanks

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« Reply #111 on: August 08, 2011, 07:44:27 AM »
We finished up the siding this weekend.  We decided to add a row of cedar shingles to the top of the porch wall.  We also wired the water pump and now we have water, woohoooooo.  We washed down the siding and the porch with TSP and cleared up around the cabin, it was a very busy weekend.  If the weather cooperates, we will start the staining next weekend.  Some pics....


the cedar shakes




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« Reply #112 on: August 08, 2011, 01:03:37 PM »
Really looks great!  Nice job  :)
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« Reply #113 on: August 16, 2011, 08:58:28 AM »
Weather didn't co-operate this weekend so we were unable to do the staining.  We took this opportunity to do a little more plumbing work and some much needed yard clean up (my job).










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« Reply #114 on: August 29, 2011, 09:16:41 AM »
We were finally able to start staining the logs.  We love how it turned out.  We used TWP stain, Pecan color.  It was a lot of work because you have to put a second coat on within 24 hours of the first coat.  We were able to do 3 walls and plan on finishing the last wall and the porch railings next weekend.


A picture of the gable end which shows the contrast between the stained logs and the untouched logs






The soffit


My husband staining the fascia, yeesh, no fear.


I had the much easier job of staining the front porch.

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« Reply #115 on: August 30, 2011, 02:17:25 PM »
That looks great!  I really would like to do my cabin with log siding but hate the thought of re-staining every few years.

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« Reply #116 on: September 03, 2011, 02:46:01 PM »
Your cabin looks fantastic!  :) I am going to show my hubby the pictures when he comes home so he can get an idea somewhat of what ours will look like if we ever manage to get started on it.

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« Reply #117 on: September 04, 2011, 07:47:12 AM »
Really coming along nicely!

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« Reply #118 on: September 04, 2011, 10:00:55 AM »
Mogie,

I wanted to say that I really like your project, especially the "hand hewn" log siding and trim.  I think this is the way I'm going to go as well.  I looked back over your entire thread and didn't see a floorplan.  I'd love to see how you are putting your space to use. 
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« Reply #119 on: September 04, 2011, 10:41:03 AM »
Love how the stain brings out the grain in the wood  :)
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« Reply #120 on: September 06, 2011, 09:11:16 AM »
Thanks for all of the nice comments everyone!  :D  We're excited that we're almost done with the outside.  Next weekend we'll stain the porch floor then work on the inside for a while, we'll concentrate on finishing the plumbing and electrical.  We still have 2 sections of porch railing to install and stain and the front stairs to build and stain.  Here are some more pics.


the east side of the cabin




the porch railings are now done



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« Reply #121 on: September 06, 2011, 12:21:57 PM »
Awesome house, the log siding looks amazing!  I'm more and more inspired by the 1 1/2 story.  Seems like you get a lot more space for not much more cost than the 1 story.  But that's a giant guess.  Anyway I assume that is why a lot of people choose this one.

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« Reply #122 on: September 06, 2011, 02:03:18 PM »
Thanks Redbird, we always wanted a log cabin so we're really pleased with the way the log siding turned out.  We went with the 1-1/2 story plan for exactly the reasons you mention.  It also gives you the choice to have a complete 2nd floor if you want, like Dave and Kim's, not just a loft area.

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« Reply #123 on: September 06, 2011, 02:12:58 PM »
Mogie,

I wanted to say that I really like your project, especially the "hand hewn" log siding and trim.  I think this is the way I'm going to go as well.  I looked back over your entire thread and didn't see a floorplan.  I'd love to see how you are putting your space to use. 

Pritch, here is our layout.  We aren't exactly set on what kind of stairs to have, torn between spiral or steep winder.



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« Reply #124 on: September 12, 2011, 08:55:18 AM »
This weekend I worked on staining the porch floor and thinning out some of the surrounding jungle while the hubby worked inside.  He was able to get all of the DWV done, that leaves a couple of electrical things to do and then we can arrange for the inspection :)