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|This was the start of day 2. Day 1 was 1/2 day digging holes, pouring the footers & setting the posts.||This was day 2. We dug in the electric line, set the floor joists, nailed on the joist hangers, added the insulation & sub-floor & 3/4 of the treated porch floor.|
Here we are building a new 16x28 cabin with an 8x52 wrap around covered porch. This cabin will be log sided, have 2 steel insulated doors each with a window, several good windows & screens, steel roof on cabin & porch, cabin will be completely wired to code with lights & outlets, new big wood stove with a glass front will warm you right out of the cabin, new electric range & ref, all walls & ceilings are car sided & insulated, wood pine tongue-n-groove floor, some Amish built starter kitchen cupboards, 2 lofts each with stairs & round wood railing & exposed beams. Cabin will be built to Wisconsin uniform dwelling code & inspected all on a few useable wooded acres. Near State land open to fishing, hunting & hiking. Less than 10 minutes to the Mississippi River. Deer & turkey in the area. Use this as your base camp/cabin. Port-a-potty & rain water storage tank complete your needs. We are going to take a chance and price this at $55,000.00 What a great investment! Bring the family & PLEASE come take a look anytime! From Prairie du Chien take Hwy. 27 towards Seneca. 1 mile north of Seneca on Hwy. 27 turn right or east on County S. Travel 1 mile and look on your right for our sign. From Gays Mills travel west on Hwy. 171 about 5 miles and turn left on Hwy. 27 in Mt. Sterling. Travel about 3 miles and turn left on County Hwy. S. Travel 1 mile and look for our sign on your right. Stop in & we can visit.
So Day 3 we built the walls, built the headers for the windows & doors, nailed the OSB sheeting on the walls, set the ridge pole and started to set the roof rafters, finished nailing the porch floor. Not a bad day temp in the 20's. Saw a nice buck just down the road from the cabin with several does.
Day 4. We finished sheeting the walls, put up the loft floor beams 6"x8", built the dormer walls, built the small loft walls & floor, set the ridge pole and set most of the roof rafters, set 3 posts for the porch, ordered more material. Nice day in the 20's no wind, had a camp fire going all day. Saw 4 nice bucks less than 1 mile from the cabin, all together! Saw some pheasants, some eagles and several doe. See progress below.
Well we have been busy! Day 5 we finished setting the rafters, built the dormer & loft walls, finished sheeting. Day 6 we sheeted the roof & porch and a few other items. Bad weather was coming so we wanted to get the steel roof on! We also put the steel roof on the porch & put the house wrap on, installed the chimney and then added the wood stove to keep us warm. Had our second inspection, no problems. Day 7 we installed the attice vents, started to insulate the ceiling and ran most of the electrical for the lights & outlets, we built stairs to the main loft & a closet area under the stairs. Saw 6 bucks in one big group less than 1 mile from the cabin. The eagles have been feeding on a dead deer all week. Started the day out cold it was 0 today!
We are now up to day 10. Day's 8 & 9 were busy getting material, finishing the electrical, getting inspected, finishing the insulation, building stairs and toehr items. Day 10 we started to side, build the railing, finished the outside stairs, finished the inside stairs, all the insulation is done & all the plastic is on and all the electrial wires have been ran. We started putting the car siding on the walls.
Days 10, 11 & 12 have been busy nailing on the car siding on all the interior walls & ceiling, building closets, putting the floor down in both lofts & on the main level, hanging a ceiling fan/light, hanging wall lights, wrapping the doors & window trim with steel, adding soffett vents & soffett, some outside siding day 12 had a snow storm. Still seeing deer just down the road everyday. We are almost out of car siding! day 13 should be inside work and as the wind is suppose to be bad. The wood stove sure keeps us warm. Keeps a fire all night long.
Days 13 to 18 have been busy finishing the cabin inside & out. We have the rail on both lofts, all the trim on, all interior work is complete, the siding is all on, the rain water storage tank is up, the outside railing is on, the steps are done with the rail, all windows are covered with steel. All the work is now complete in 18 working days. Cabin had the last inspection on Friday and all went well, no problems, occupancy is allowed! Cupboards & appliances will be in shortly.