Yearly Archives: 2011

Of Magnets and Metal Ceilings

Lamp hung from magnets

I’m really starting to like my metal ceiling.  I not only like the look, but it has stayed warm with no condensation down to 0° F outside.  I do have a condensation issue somewhere else, but I’m saving that discussion for another post.  One thing I was initially concerned with about the ceiling, though, was how I would add lights to it. Continue reading

Power System

Power System

Power System

I just finished installing most of the electrical outlets and switches this past weekend, and thought it would be a good time to discuss the power system.  It’s an off-grid system, mostly out of necessity, as I’m about 2/3 of a mile away from the nearest power line.  As convenient as it would be to have grid power, for me at least it’s not worth the considerable cost of running a line that distance. Continue reading

An Alternate Design

Alternate Exterior Configuration

Alternate Exterior Configuration

A reader the other day asked about reversing the middle container so the doors could be opened all the way.  I told him that many of my first designs did this, and that there was a lot going for that configuration.  Since I haven’t been to my cabin for a while, and have been short on new posts, I thought I would show what this configuration would look like. Continue reading