Started installing the walls on the interior gable ends this weekend. I chose to use 1x12 rough sawn pine boards. Board and Batten style.
Had to put in some horizontal nailers first. Kind of an annoying chore as the thickness of the 2x4 was just a bit proud on top of the foam insulation and existing backer.
Ripping them down on the table saw to fit was an interesting first exposure to my table saw…violating every safety rule in the handbook to do so.
However, the results are looking pleasing.
I ran out of wood and time but will do the fine tuning over the next few weekends.
Should be interesting cutting the pieces to fit overtop of the window and around to roofbeam! :-/

Time for a nice steak dinner at my new table. Maybe I’ll even use it to start trimming out the windows at the cabin. Ashleysaturdays.tumblr.com

Ceiling is finished! Put the last panels of ply bead up this weekend. And finished it off with some touch up paint and magic eraser over my grimy finger prints.
Most of the panels were tacked into the purlins however I had 4 that had no backer. For these I used copious amounts of the Fast Acting PL3 variety of Liquid Nails and toe nailed them into the rafters along the edges before securing the supporting trim.
Pretty confident this will be enough to hold them as the manufactures recommended span is 24” center to center and my span is about 20”.
We’ll see!
Anyway now it’s on to finish the interior gable ends…

Ceiling is up in the loft. Needs a little bit of touch up paint but for the most part everything went in pretty well. It’s going to be interesting installing the other half on a ladder…

Found these little lazy dudes under some wood in the fire pit. Glad I checked.

Ceilings of my future. Trim and panels are painted and ready to go up.

Dug the beginnings of a spring this weekend. Water is coming straight up from the aquifer and out of a spring head in the side of a hill. Hopefully it will produce through the summer!

I plan on making this more official with a proper water catchment system and spring box over the next few weeks, provided my water test comes back a-ok.

One minor calamity. The ground had frozen so hard that the lumber I had stored under the shed rose at least 3 inches, raising the entire middle of my floor up in a big bubble in the middle! Had to get out the old bottle jack to raise the side of the cabin and pull all the warped cedar planks out. I had left what I thought to be plenty of clearance, however Mother Nature begged to disagree and I won’t make that mistake again. I also realized that a few of the nails in the subfloor missed the floor joists. Will have to remedy this in the spring after it all settles back down.

Had to snowshoe everything in as the drive was covered in 3 feet of snow. Which was fine, until it came time for the generator. The generator’s generator was low on gas. http://ashleysaturdays.tumblr.com/

Hiked in to check on everything a few weeks ago. Was a beautiful but cold weekend, however the heater kept me nice and toasty.