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The Bones of Blog Cabin 2013

Last week, we launched several new features that capture different aspects of the Blog Cabin remodeling process. We focus on reframing of the home and original buidling materials that will be incorporated into DIY projects and decorative accents. And wait till you see this video! We follow the evolution of the home in a series of 3-D graphics. You’ll see the original one-room cabin morph into a two-story home, crumble to the ground in a series of demolitions and rise again in its beautifully remodeled shape and floor plan. Enjoy!


  • Posted at 3:39 pm on March 3, 2013
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  1. This was a great video. It showcased the house and the family that built it in a nice way. I love the history associated with this home!

    Tisha

    TishaStanley on March 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm
  2. Great video, photos, and 3-d images!!! Amazing that it all started with one small hard working family's cottage so long ago and that the area is still beautiful and could be home to new generations of families.
    Thanks for sharing it!

    Lia_M on March 18, 2013 at 9:26 pm
  3. The photographic history of our Blog Cabin really causes one to reflect on the hard work and determination of the founding Robinson family as well as the various additions to the home over the years as each new child was born — and now thanks to DIY's vision, the dreams that inspired the Robinson family to first homestead on the Carolina coast will be renewed once again.

    What a wonderful thought that some lucky person/family will have the opportunity to begin living their dream by winning this amazing new coastal hideaway.

    DBCoop on March 18, 2013 at 11:31 pm
    • You are right, DBCoop! That is what impressed me too! The way original family struggled to start their home and family and then adapted to house to accommodate their expanding numbers.

      paperdragon on March 19, 2013 at 12:50 am
    • All it takes is a dream…and the Robinson family definitely had that dream!!! I am so excited for whoever will be so lucky and super blessed to make this home their own and establish their own generations of history to come!!! ^_^:)

      Shelly313 on March 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    • I hope that all of the newest BC bloggies have gone back to see the original stories, pictures & plans that encompass this project. Don't forget that the original cabin had to be finally razed due to structural issues. This topic might be raised in later comments in this thread.
      WCG

      Wind Chime Girl on March 20, 2013 at 12:26 am
  4. Great Video!
    The Historic photographs
    and
    3-d graphics
    are
    Absolutely Fascinating!

    Lester B on March 19, 2013 at 12:10 am
  5. I loved the video and enjoyed the history of the home that started out as a fishing cabin. DD

    UOwinner on March 19, 2013 at 12:24 am
  6. What an interesting video of the history of this building! The animation makes it much easier to see what was done to the house in the past and why some of the demolition was necessary. I've read accounts of the living conditions and of how early homes were built, including the need for a detached kitchen. It was fun to see the original house change and see the plans for the new metamorphosis of this house by the DYI team
    Thank you for the old photos of the families that used to live here. This home seemed to have had a loving past and seemed to be happy with what they had. We are certainly are spoiled now! We are grateful, however, for the loving rebirth of this home. It will be beautiful, giving the opportunity for more happy memories to be made!

    paperdragon on March 19, 2013 at 12:43 am
    • Well said, Paperdragon!!! The photos brought tears of joy to my eyes to see how much this family truly were blessed!!! It is amazing to have such a nice visual of how their family and their home grew through generations, and to see how this home is being transformed and reborn for a new family to start their own history here. Someone is going to be super lucky and very blessed this fall…so exciting!!! :D

      Shelly313 on March 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    • paperdragon, very well said.

      Wind Chime Girl on March 21, 2013 at 12:25 am
  7. Mary, Thank you and the DIY Team for this new thread. Boy is it a great one!

    WOW! Did I say Wow! DIY, You never cease to amaze me! I love how DIY is so thoughtful in the exploration and presentation of the Robinson family that built and lived in the blog cabin before it was purchased by DIY. The richness that this adds to the blog cabin allows for that history to become part of the "life" of the blog cabin for future generations to enjoy. Truly the "Jewel of the beach"! Becky ^_^<3

    bythebaydreamer on March 19, 2013 at 12:53 am
    • Becky!!! The Robinson family truly were blessed!!! I loved seeing the history about how their family and home grew over the years!!! DIY did a great job with this video, makes me want to be there that much more!!! You named it very well, "Jewel of the beach"!!! :D ^_^<3

      Shelly313 on March 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm
  8. A verry well done video. Impressive. Good job DIY.

    540sam on March 19, 2013 at 3:18 am
  9. Great video! I love the history of this cabin, seems like a real "can-do" kind of family. This was a great start to my day!

    MGYinSC on March 19, 2013 at 5:24 am
  10. Cool video! Love the transformation, it's amazing!

    Dawn on March 19, 2013 at 6:43 am

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