McNeil Log Cabin: February 2008 Prev: Jan 2008 back Next: Mar 2008 February 5 - Sheet rock is being finished in the log cabin. After this, the interior doors will be installed.February 5 - New heart pine is being installed downstairs. It will be completed in the next day or two. Upstairs, the wood will be clear finished. Downstairs, the heart pine will be stained.February 5 - The wood floor is down near the fireplace. The cutout is for the brick hearth.February 8 - The new heart pine floor is down in the cabin. Sheet rock will be sanded as soon as the joint compound hardens.February 8 - The master bedroom floor looks very nice with the floor in place. It will be finished late in the project.February 13 - Interior doors are being hung. This is in the west upstairs bedroom. The door on the left is to the bathroom. The door on the right is to the hallway and stairs.February 14 - The drywall is now primed. The small opening near the window is attic access.February 14 - Sample colors are painted on the wall. The door casing is being installed.February 19 - More door casings are installed. This is upstairs. The doorway on the right goes to the front bathroom. The door on the left goes into the east bedroom.February 19 - Wood trim is being installed along the top of the sheet rock walls. It will be stained to match the beams and other woodwork.February 19 - In the master bedroom, more trim boards are being installed. A small molding will go beneath the beams to trim the sheet rock gaps under the beams.February 20 - The septic system is being installed for the log cabin. It should be finished in a day or two.February 20 - In a log cabin, the second floor boards double as the first floor ceilings. That means any pipes that must be routed down through the second floor will show downstairs. The boxed in area hides pipes from one of the upstairs baths.February 21 - The casing has been installed around the rear door. The interior trim is proceeding nicely.February 21 - The side door is also cased with casing that is a bit wider than the windows and interior doors. It will be stained to match the logs.February 21 - The drain field is installed and ready for inspection. Notice the early morning haze.February 25 - The kitchen cabinets have been installed. The opening towards the peninsula is for a dishwasher.February 25 - The range and hood will be installed under the vent pipe. A refrigerator fits into the last cabinet on the right side.February 25 - A desk is next to the pantry cabinet on the inside wall of the kitchen. All of the counters and the desk will have granite tops.February 29 - Tile has been installed in the master bath shower. It still needs to be grouted. The two upstairs bathroom surrounds should be tiled today.