It was a little bunkhouse/sauna building by the lake that was still in good enough shape to fix up and make into something. The roof had a little damage where a mischievous beaver had dropped a large Aspen on it, but otherwise, the structural framing was sound.
The only thing that was a little worrisome was the footings, or the nonexistence of footings holding the whole thing up. Several of the footings were just jacks that appeared to be ready to fall over:
We started this in the fall of 2009...
We began by digging out underneath and getting some solid footings that went down below frost level so they would not move around anymore. Most of this work was done for me by J.J Day and his crew, All Day Landscapes...
Here now we have the windows installed...
Some finished window trim and paneling. All the Doug Fir paneling and trim in this project is clear vertical grain. A very clean look:
More shots of the finished project can be seen here at the gallery on my website.
...or on my facebook gallery here.