Well apart from finishing the loft, installing the chimney/flue and a tiny bit of flooring under the door I’m pretty much done with this mammoth project.
I fire proofed the area around the wood heater and also found a fireplace guard in a customers garden bed that she said I could have. Suits the cabin and fits the hearth perfectly. (I’ll be improving the hearth eventually).
I stained the floor and then the following day I stained all the external walls and gables with my two eldest daughters.
I built a sturdy stool out of leftover fence pieces.
Then I moved in…
This has been the biggest and one of the most enjoyable projects I’ve ever done. I really couldn’t have done it without my best mate Big Waz. With his keen engineering eye, lateral thinking and ability to salvage (not steal) vast amounts of materials and hardware I feel very lucky to of had him as the silent partner on this project. Also, let’s not forget he built the amazing wood heater.
So I started this project thinking yep I need a shed to store some of my hobby gear in and maybe set up a desk. The house we are in now is a lot smaller, but the land is much bigger, than the last so space for the hobby was a slight issue.
What started as an idea for a shed slowly evolved into a cabin haha. I think adding the wood heater really made it feel that way so, hence the title, it’s The Day Of The Cabin hehe.
One of the main agendas for this project was to do it for minimal cost. As mentioned Big Waz was extremely resourceful and saved me an absolute packet. All up this project, as it stands currently, cost $233. That was for things like extra hardware here and there, concrete and filler. Not bad, not bad at all.
I think I’ll be quite happy in my little cabin.
I plan on having a weekend away with the wife in there. Camp outs with the kids. Lots and lots of hobby work. PLUS one of the key things it’ll be utilised for is as the Fly On The Wall Podcast Headquarters. A place where Big Waz and I can record our podcast, jam on some music and maybe even write a graphic novel 😉
The name I settled on was The Alamo (aka – The Alamofo)
Thanks for sticking with me on this one guys and for all your lovely words of encouragement.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the journey and I dare say I will keep tinkering on the old cabin here and there but I am super excited to get back to building, albeit a lot smaller, things and painting things hehe.