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Blog Cabin 2013: Outdoor Kitchen Tour

A cobblestone-clad outdoor retreat offers space to prepare meals, dine and enjoy the company of friends around a warm fire.

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"The challenge was building the shade structure to withstand 180 mph winds that code required," says Matt Blashaw. "We had to drive six 6x6 posts 8 feet down into the ground and build up from there. This is in addition to using heaving gauge steel brackets to fasten all the wood together securely. It was a tough build, but the outcome was incredible."

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Blog Cabin 2014

Blog Cabin 2014 Floor Plan

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