This is such a rewarding stage of the log cabin build and homestead development! Now that the cabin is dried in, I’m working on interior elements, such as moving in an antique icebox, installing a pine wood floor, insulating the interior walls and ceiling and more. This week, in addition to the interior work, I scribe and fit the four lower posts on the porch that hold up the roof overhang and then install the three shorter posts that support the two purlins and the ridge log. The only things left to do on the exterior of the log portion of the cabin is to board the ceiling overhangs on all for sides (soffit), trim the windows and doors and seal the log joints before winter.
Between working on the cabin, I’m busy bringing in the harvest, especially the potatoes, as the temperatures drop to a low of 2C this week. I am storing vegetables in the root cellar, the basement of the cabin, and before December, I have to finish insulating and boarding the walls and ceiling to protect the food from freezing.
Not shown in this video, but will be in next week’s video, is the cladding of the exterior of the breezeway with horizontal pine boards and sealant. Once that is finished, I am installing doors on the porch side and the breezeway entrance to the outdoor kitchen and I’ll be completely weather tight before the end of September, well before our winter really gets started in early November.
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