Over the last week and a half I continued working on the siding, soffit and fascia, Tony built the cabin ladder, and we made some great progress on the kitchen for our tiny cabin in the woods.
Siding, soffit and fascia
The exterior of three sides of the cabin are totally finished. For the front porch of the cabin we finished the rafters and strapping, and then Tony installed the tin. He also built some steps for the deck the extend the entire width.
Once the front porch was finished, I installed the wood siding on the front gable. After that I put up the soffit that I had pre-finished with white exterior wood stain. After installing the fascia, I caulked all the joints and then did two coats of white stain on all the soffit and fascia. It looks so crisp and clean now!
I just need to finish off the siding on the back of the cabin, but it’s getting closer…
The crown moulding for the cabin kitchen came in, so Tony was able to install the upper cabinets. We also got a butcher block counter top, and a single stainless steel sink, but that’s covered up with cardboard so we don’t ruin it before the cabin is finished.
I built an open shelf for above the counter that will have a dish draining rack. I used pallet wood stained it the same color as the platform for the stove and that we used for the bathroom vanity.
Still left for the kitchen is to install the upper cabinet doors, and the kick, and finish off a few other minor things. The kitchen is also nearing completion!
The cabin ladder was another big project that we’ve checked off the list. Tony used some of the rough cut pine that we had leftover from the roof rafters and planed and jointed them. The stairs are about two feet wide and have a really decent sized tread to make it more like stairs than a ladder. He sanded all the pieces and then sprayed them with clear lacquer to give it a super smooth finish.
Tony is working on some of the plumbing, I have to finish the exterior on the back of the cabin, and then finish painting the trim inside. We had to do the railing for the loft, and do some landscaping, but we’re slowly checking off the major things on our list.
PHASE 1: SITE PREP AND EXCAVATION
PHASE 3: CLOSING IN THE CABIN
- Tin roof and tiny cabin exterior framing
- Housewrap, cabin windows, and exterior door
- Exterior siding and front porch
- Soffit and fascia
PHASE 4: INTERIOR FINISHING
- Electrical wiring, interior framing and loft
- Cabin insulation
- Whitewashed pine ceiling
- Vinyl tile click flooring
- Loft flooring and pine walls
- Clawfoot bathtub
- Interior cabin walls
PHASE 5: FURNISHING