Log Home Pictures from 2011, Part 6 of 7

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8/24/11 In order to use up three sacks of concrete mix left over from making the drainage channels behind the cabin, I decided to make a staircase on the steepest pitch of the path up to the high rock. The pitch is 45 degrees, and the rule of 25 says to make the treads and risers all 8 1/3 inches. The pitch had a rise and run of 25 inches, so making three steps came out perfectly. Here are the forms for the steps, fitted into the rocks.


8/24/11 Here the forms have been filled with concrete. The three sacks was the perfect amount. Every drop of concrete went into the forms, nothing was left over, and the forms were filled to the top. More serendipity.


8/25/11 The forms have been stripped here, except for the wooden numbers making up '2011'. The wooden numbers are swollen from the moisture and the concrete is still green and weak. I'll wait until the concrete is stronger and the numbers have dried out and shrunk before I remove them.


8/25/11 Here's the staircase in a different light.


9/28/11 The cabinet delivery truck and forklift with Bert looking on in the foreground.


9/28/11 Lifting the crate of cabinets off the truck.


9/28/11 The forklift heading into the hairpin turn.


9/28/11 The forklift with its load of cabinets starting up the upper roadway.


9/28/11 The crate of cabinets is lifted up to the level of the porch.


9/28/11 The delivery guy starting to unload the cabinets and carry them into the cabin.


9/28/11 The cabinets are all safely stacked in the cabin.


10/18/11 The first crane load of three boxes of flooring has been loaded into the crane sling from the pallet load on the truck. There were 897 lb of flooring planks in 23 boxes on that pallet which probably weighs 50 lb. It was a noticeable load for the truck. I inherited that crane sling from Ellen's dad, Leonard. This is the first time I used it. You can see Rosy, the rose bush, tied back so it doesn't get in my way.


10/18/11 The three boxes of flooring weigh 117 lb. which together with the crane sling probably weighs over 150 lb. The crane had no problem lifting it.


10/18/11 After the first 3-box load, I switched to lifting 5 boxes at a time which together with the sling weighed about 250 lb. Again, the crane had no trouble lifting it. I got overheated so I took off my shirt and hat. Here a 5-box load is clearing the porch railing rope.


10/18/11 And here, a 5-box load of flooring is resting on a tall sawhorse ready to be carried inside, one 39 lb. box at a time.


10/27/11 A view of the new paint job on the walls showing a glimpse into the bathroom and bedroom through their respective doorways and showing part of the loft beam, the C2 RPSL and the D2 PSL


10/27/11 Here's a view of the new paint job looking down the hall with the upper part of the staircase in view.


11/9/11 Some of the kitchen cabinets temporarily staged in the bedroom


11/9/11 Some more kitchen cabinets staged in the bedroom


11/9/11 The beginning of flattening the log wall in the utility room prior to installing a cabinet unit.


12/7/11 This picture shows the successful proof of concept for making the baseboards against the log walls from a 2x4 set into a notch in the log. I'll use that method for all the log walls.


12/7/11 Here the bathroom cabinets are installed except for the sink, counter top, and a finished end panel. The sink you see is an old salvaged sink that will work until we get around to installing the final one.


12/14/11 This shows the temporary jury-rigged plumbing under the sink using a Dap caulk tube as a P-trap extension.




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