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10 April 2010 | Category: Building | Author: Clare

Just like the different layers of soil that permeate the earth signifying distinct periods in history, the building has the insignia of many different stages of development.

The finishing work on the outside of the cabin has been in part utilitarian and in part aesthetic. Though framing in around the windows and closing in the soffit, or critter proofing, were necessary to ward off both weather and unwanted visitors, it was the beginning of the stylistic input that transforms something from just generic to your own.

As with any transition, I did not recognise at first that I was in a different phase of the operation.

It took conscious effort not to drive a 3 1/2” galvanized ardoc into the tongue and groove pine that has finished off the underside of the rafters!

I have learnt to love my brad nailer, and the long nails and screws in the pockets of my tool belt have been replaced by finishing nails, spacers and a much lighter hammer  : ).

Every step of this has been really rewarding and has taken me a little by surprise.

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