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Mar 1

Friday Construction Update

Blog Cabin 2013 siding installation

Project manager Dylan Eastman says installation of exterior siding continues this week and, as soon as rain ceases at the home site, the south second floor deck will be waterproofed and the adjoining door installed.

Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical rough-ins are ongoing inside the house and insulation will start late next week. “We will be using spray foam in all of our ceilings for increased energy efficiency and to also serve some vaulted ceilings,” says Dylan.

The team has also ordered and is awaiting delivery of flooring, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, tile and paint — all selected by online voters.

Dylan also reports that show producers have been scouting the site and determining their how-to projects for each episode of Blog Cabin 2013. Each crew has left a little something behind for die-hard fans. Have you noticed anything unusual in the Cabin Cam? Hint: Zoom in.

P.S. Take a peek at the latest slideshow, highlighting final framing and window installation.

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  1. It looks like the dock work is comming along. Concrete is being poured at the base of the piers, and string lines have been run to cut the piers level. It looks like the decking is going to be dropped several feet and carried across the drainage swale. I hope they leave the tall piers on the end for my boat lift. LOL.

    540sam on March 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm
  2. I do hope that there is a way to open the windows of the cupola. It would act as a chimney and let out the warm air inside of the house and no matter which windows were open on the living areas you would get a refreshing breeze, wonderfull for sleeping too.

    540sam on March 6, 2013 at 7:18 am
  3. I don't see a msg on the windows, just new window stickers. LOL

    Mayra on March 6, 2013 at 11:40 am
  4. Found the little message, we all love Blog Cabin!

    lifeimagined59 on March 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm
  5. Watching the cabin come together is amazing, I love it!

    MinnJeanne on March 10, 2013 at 11:51 am
  6. Can't wait to see more…just love what you have done so far and that it is hurricane safe. The weather patterns on the east coast have changed in the last few years so I'm wondering if there will be hurricane shutters? Shout out to all you bloggers. Enjoy reading your thoughts!!!

    Rainy northwest on March 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm
  7. Already….sitting on the dock of the bay watching the tide roll away, sitting on the dock of the bay waistin' time. Sittin here resting my bones And this lonliness wont leave me alone, Its two thousand miles I've roamed just to make this dock my home…Now just sitting on the dock of the bay. <whistlin> :)

    Nikriv04 on March 14, 2013 at 9:53 am
  8. Love the color combo and hope the siding and trim stay the same color they are at installation. I hate to see this cement board Hardie board siding painted. Seems like it's asking for more maintenance to me. . .Does anyone know if the cupola is going to be a skylight? Seems interesting that it is framed in vertically close to the dimensions of the cupola which doesn't leave much space for it to be anything but a skylight?

    minitoni on March 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm
  9. LOVE IT. . .THANKS DIY Crew! <3

    scbreeze on March 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm
  10. Throw us a bone HGTV ,It's been 3 weeks without a "WEEKLY" update.

    bobh673 on March 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm

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