As summer in Park Rapids, MN draws near, and as we look forward to hosting many guests on their family vacation, our progress on Cabin #1 continues to push forward. Bob's been working hard (with only a little help from me) and can see the end is in sight!
When Bob started this project in September and started to rip into the walls and ceiling, he reported that whoever originally framed in our Minnesota resort cabins did not cut corners and used excellent building practices. That made him happy because that meant he didn't have to spend time "fixing" poor workmanship from the previous builder.
Because Cabin #1 sits so close to the lakeshore (just 40 feet), building codes would not allow us to make the cabin any bigger. The biggest aspects of the project include new bedroom windows, removing the foam tile ceiling in the bedrooms, vaulting the living room and kitchen ceiling, revamping the bedroom closet arrangement to allow for more room, new kitchen cabinets and counter and new flooring throughout. It will have a whole new look with some interesting use of some old wood. I will let the rest of the story be told with pictures.
Until next time ~~ Jennifer
Ripping out the kitchen and ceiling.
Removing the old insulation (a dirty job!). Bob also found some walls that did not have any insulation, so of course he added some. This cabin is going to be tight.
Opening up the ceiling and adding a ceiling fan makes everything seem bigger.
This project required a lot of dismantling, but of course to retain the up north cabin feel, the original wood was saved and used again. We know guests appreciate the aged pine paneling.
Tight working quarters! Just enough room for a man and his saw!