Our cabin

FanMan Posted By FanMan, Oct 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM

  1. FanMan

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    Some pictures of our cabin in upstate NY as requested in another thread, but I didn't want to hijack that thread. I grew up here, not in this cabin but nearby. The cabin was a mess when we got it, the wood stove installation was frightening, lots of water damage from the leaking roof, I pretty much guttedthe interior and rebuilt it, adding on a small addition for the master bedroom. I'm responsible for maintaining the place even though we don't actually own it, it's a weird sort of co-op deal. The basic structure and main cabin roof fortunately were sound; it's all native American Chestnut (built late 1920s).

    Living room, with 1970s "Early Times" wood stove:
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    The master bedroom, including the 1920s "Daisy" coal stove:
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    Front porch:
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    And the big snow two years ago:
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  2. Buc White

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    nice place. Love all the wood walls and exposed ceiling. My fiance hates wood walls so i ripped the sheetrock out of the basement and made it my own. After I put the pellet stove down there she though I was going to move in. She said, "your getting really comfortable down there."

    anyways, love the cabin
     
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  3. ScotO

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    Gorgeous! Nothing like a cabin in the woods. That would be a very cozy place to be during a blizzard or big snowstorm.
     
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  4. Thistle

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    Oh wow!
     
  5. Jack Straw

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    That sure is beautiful!
     
  6. Shadow&Flame

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    It would be very hard for me to leave.... Nice place...
     
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  7. WellSeasoned

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    There ain't nothing better than being in a cabin on a snowy day with the stove going. Life is good.
     
  8. My Oslo heats my home

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    agree with the responses, you can't go wrong in a place like that.
     
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    Looks nice and also looks comfy. Congratulations to you.
     
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    Beautiful. I have always dreamed of a place like that. A good friend had a cabin like that where we used to deer hunt......I never wanted to go home when I was there.
     
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  11. FanMan

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    Yeah, that's a problem... all the nearby cabins are built on the same pattern and during I guess the 1950s-1970s before natural was "in" again lots of people thought the old cabins were too "dark" (and they are, without a skylight or lots of electric lights) so many of them are painted bright colors over that beautiful chestnut... and you can't fix that, a real shame. I was lucky to get one with original structure and roof, at least, though I did have to scrape a few of the posts in the living room.

    My wife never wants to go home either... she's still there... but I gotta turn off the water and drain the pipes next weekend so I guess she'll come home then... ;)

    The other cool thing about it is that about 80% of my neighbors (there are about 60 cabins in the area) are the kids I grew up with... when my roof need reshingling I had about 20 friends up there doing it. Of course I've been up working on a few of their roofs too over the past few years too...
     
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    Wow thats really cool, nothing like being out in the sticks, wood stove a cranking. Hot cup of coffee ,bacon and eggs. or maybe um, sausage gravey and biscuits.
     
  13. Buc White

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    .....with the fridge filled with your favorite adult beverage, good food, and a box of cigars.
     
  14. rideau

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    Wonderful way to live. Thanks for posting the pictures. I'm really glad to know there are still some chestnut structures around, and that you are caring for yours. You've done a geat job. Impresive..
     
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    Fantastic - You did an excellent job on 'er. Love that old 70's stove. The deerskin rug really ties the room together!
     
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  17. FanMan

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    Thanks... I'm not one for head mounts, not a trophy hunter, but the skin (from the second deer I ever shot, my second season hunting some 20 years ago) just seemed right on that wall.
     
  18. eclecticcottage

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    Read your post on the other thread and it sounded so familiar I had to pop over to this one. Except...we're not done yet and we do live here, lol. Nice place!
     

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