Monday, November 9, 2015

Cutting cabin windows

With some 2x4 guide pieces screwed in place the ends of the gable logs were trimmed to be flush with the roof plane. Two strips of EM Seal was ran from peak to eave and the first roof board nailed in place.

This makes a well sealed and good looking ceiling. The 2x6 tongue and groove roof boards will be covered with 2" of styrofoam insulation and then the metal roof to finish it off.

Roof is on and time to cut in the windows.

This requires a 2x6 frame to be built and fastened to the cabin wall. This will be used as a guide for the saw to get the rough opening just right. A 2x12 frame will be built for each window and a 3" gap will be left at the top for log shrinkage. After the first heating season everything can be secured in place and the window trims installed.

Two windows on the side, and two in the front. The door was originally in the front but was moved to the side so the cabin could be connected to the existing cottage.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Cabin reassembled

The weather has turned cool but the rain held off and with the help of a lift truck we made short work of resetting the roof trusses on the cabin walls. After bracing them up the perlins were pegged to them and the roof framing was done.
Tight quarters to work in with the horse barn on the left, cottage on the right and fence in back.

After lifting the truss the EM seal had to be applied.

Not a bad couple of days work for three guys. All things considered the reassembly went as planned.

With a tarp on to keep out any rain we now wait for the roof boards. Twelve foot long  2x6's tongue and groove pine planking will be laid from ridge to eave for the roof. Then 2" of Styrofoam insulation and steel roofing to finish it off before the snow!