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It’s Log Cabin Saturday #4! I can’t believe it’s the fourth week. We are coming along great on the Log Cabin, with roof sheeting, framing the gables and a good look at the interior layout.
This week we start with framing the porches. We are building porches all the way around the house. This will help protect the logs from the elements and I love the look it gives the house.
I’ve always wanted wrap around porches, but boy are they a lot of work.
After the porches were framed, it gave the guys something to stand on to frame the gable ends. They made level marks and took measurements for the framing.
Next they put the chipboard sheeting over the roof. Here Tucker is measuring for the angle where the porch meets. It’s like a puzzle!
This is how the framing of the corners looks from beneath the porch.
Here you can see the exterior view with the chipboard sheeting. It’s really looking like a house!
A view of the back porch. I know I’m going to love these wrap around porches.
Everybody helps on this project. Emmet helping out by removing some of the bracing before the back gable is framed.
Next we added the synthetic roof paper that serves as a moisture barrier.
The back gable is framed and we framed in a window (behind the green ladder) for the loft.
With the moisture barrier up, we don’t have to worry if we get a rain before we get the sheet metal roof installed.
Now for a look on the inside. Tony cut a huge cedar tree from the ranch and sawed it down to this beam that will be a header over the kitchen. (See the Instagram video.) Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m so excited about the kitchen, but you probably could’ve guessed that.
Here is a close up of how the beam is notched into the log wall.
This is a view of the living area from the loft.
The dining area is set back under the loft and this is where the bedrooms, bathroom and laundry room entries are. (I took this one before the sheeting was on.)
So we are making progress. We also cut a little hay this week and a few other things. Life on the ranch doesn’t slow down for house building! Thanks for all of your comments, support and for following along! It is so much appreciated!