Cabin Progress

Cabin InteriorWe made a bit more progress with the cabin this past weekend. Specifically I finished putting up the insulation and Greg put up the interior paneling and most of the trim. Next on the list is finishing the trim and then a sleeping loft and shelving. I’ve also got to decide if I want to stain, paint, or clear coat the walls which are plywood beadboard. I’ve seen some paint/glaze effects that look nice on beadboard. I had not planned on painting it but I’m not sure that I like the look of this wood.

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  1. I was admiring the wood, actually! You could always darken it with a stain, but even like that, I’m feeling envious.

  2. Michael says:

    I really like your place. I don't think I could make the full transition you have made but we are downsizing our house and hope to spend more time in the mtns. We are about to build a 10×12 cabin/shed on our property in southern Idaho. I have in mind something like your shed roofed cabin. Can you tell me the wall heights for the low and high sides of your cabin?

  3. denny says:

    Hey Michael, thanks! Lower side is 8 ft, high side is 10 feet. The upside is that in such a small space the high roof adds a sense of spaciousness that I appreciate. Also, if I wanted I could do some shelving up there to store stuff. With the right design you could probably do a sort of half loft I think. Since that photo I built a loft bunk thing on the low side for visitors, my bed on the low side. Works great. Had I designed differently I could have put it on the high side and it might have been a bit more useable… almost a second floor/loft. In such a small space where you place windows, ceiling fan and wood burning stove can all change how you use that vertical space.

  4. Michael says:

    Denny, thanks for the reply. I think somewhere I saw that your cabin is 12×16? I like your proportions but I have to deal with 12" of snow water accumulation and probably need a steeper roof.

    I'm thinking of doing 7' and 9' walls on the 10×12 for at 2/10 pitch roof. 12" OC rafter spacing should handle the snow load.

    We are going to try a ram pump and see if we can get water up on the ridge at the cabin. I would like to grow some short season hardy vegetables for the dinner table.

  5. denny says:

    Hey Michael, no problem. Yeah my cabin is 12×16. I think using the metal roof helps too as it is a lighter load in comparison to a plywood/shingle roof. I think the most snow accumulation I've seen on my roof was last winter, maybe 6-8".

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