Blog Cabin 2009: Exterior Construction

View exterior construction details of Blog Cabin 2009.

Pouring the Concrete

DIY Blog Cabin Crew Pour Concrete

DIY Blog Cabin Crew Pour Concrete

The construction crew pours the lower-level concrete slab.

The construction crew pours the lower-level concrete slab.

Making it Level

Crew Levels Surface of the Blog Cabin Slab

Crew Levels Surface of the Blog Cabin Slab

The construction crew levels the surface of the slab.

The construction crew levels the surface of the slab.

Sheathing Installation

Water Resistant Sheathing Installed on Blog Cabin Roof

Water Resistant Sheathing Installed on Blog Cabin Roof

ZIP sheathing is installed on the roof. The panel-and-seam tape-system features built-in moisture and water-resistive barriers.

ZIP sheathing is installed on the roof. The panel-and-seam tape-system features built-in moisture and water-resistive barriers.

Dormer Roof

Blog Cabin Team Install the Dormer

Blog Cabin Team Install the Dormer

The roof is installed over the main living area dormer.

The roof is installed over the main living area dormer.

Before Shingles

DIY Blog Cabin Roof Before Shingles

DIY Blog Cabin Roof Before Shingles

A view of the roof before installation of shingles.

A view of the roof before installation of shingles.

Shed Roof

DIY Blog Cabin Team Installs the Roof

DIY Blog Cabin Team Installs the Roof

The shed roof is installed over the main-level master bath.

The shed roof is installed over the main-level master bath.

Porch Roof

Finished Blog Cabin Roof

Finished Blog Cabin Roof

Construction workers finish the roof over the large rear porch.

Construction workers finish the roof over the large rear porch.

Front Entrance

Blog Cabin Crew Installs Shed Roof

Blog Cabin Crew Installs Shed Roof

The shed roof has been installed to add scope and depth to the front entrance.

The shed roof has been installed to add scope and depth to the front entrance.

Rear View

DIY Blog Cabin Driveway Under Construction

DIY Blog Cabin Driveway Under Construction

A rear view of the home from what will become the driveway reveals decking and outdoor porch framing.

A rear view of the home from what will become the driveway reveals decking and outdoor porch framing.

Outdoor Kitchen

Blog Cabin's Outdoor Kitchen Under Construction

Blog Cabin's Outdoor Kitchen Under Construction

For the convenience of the home owner, the outdoor kitchen was repositioned near the main kitchen.

For the convenience of the home owner, the outdoor kitchen was repositioned near the main kitchen.

Side Entrance

DIY Blog Cabin Side Entrance Construction

DIY Blog Cabin Side Entrance Construction

The lower-level side entrance will serve as an ideal spot to unload groceries and other home items.

The lower-level side entrance will serve as an ideal spot to unload groceries and other home items.

Framed Foundation

DIY Blog Cabin Foundation Construction

DIY Blog Cabin Foundation Construction

The LOGIX foundation on the lower level of DIY Blog Cabin encompasses the space that will serve as the man cave and mechanical room. Areas to the left of the foundation were traditionally framed.

The LOGIX foundation on the lower level of DIY Blog Cabin encompasses the space that will serve as the man cave and mechanical room. Areas to the left of the foundation were traditionally framed.

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