In 1997 a bathroom was added onto the side.
The cabin has hosted many guests over the years, I've had provincial and federal government people stay that are out on land negotiations, geologists from foreign mining companies, environmental technicians, Gary the logger stayed one winter while he built a road in the area, theres been well known celebrities, and others at the top of their field, and then there was the newly weds that never came out of there for two days.
Some guests weren't allowed inside...
Raymond the bear, admiring his reflection in the window. 1996
He would stand up to look, then quickly duck down when he saw a bear looking back at him.
After a quarter century the log shell was showing its age and decided I better break out the sander and grinder. Sanding off that layer of old sealer is a demanding, messy job that wrecks havoc on my lungs,not to mention my back, which has never fully recovered from the milling of the logs back in 1994.
All the cedar trim came off to be sanded, and it was all quite a bit of work.
If I had to pick the best part of the job, it would have to be the application of the sealer.
I plug the phones in and put my mp3 player in my shorts pocket, and zone out into paint mode.
At $80 a gallon I'm pretty careful to not spill any.
The first coat soaks in and dries for a few days, then a light sanding and I go all over it again with a second coat, which really brings out the gloss. That looks 100% better, and good for another couple decades I hope. I still have the backside to do yet, I'll tackle that in the spring, if I feel like it, but for now I need to move onto other projects as winter approaches.