Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

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Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Post: #265981 Starfaun
Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:33 pm

I've been working a lot recently, so I haven't had much time or energy for building. Things haven't stood completely still, though - my dad fixed a window frame and we picked up some linseed oil paint that I ordered for the door and windows. I've put on the first coat of paint on the door so far. Of course my roof tin was delayed but if we're lucky we might be able to pick that up tomorrow. Gah, it just feels like there's SO much left to do! Oh well, when I'm curled up with a good book in front of the fire in winter, it will all have been worth it. So tomorrow we continue, tirelessly! :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Post: #266001 Thomzo
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:40 pm

I bet you can't wait for it to be finished. You've come so far already, you'll get there in no time.

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Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Post: #266056 Starfaun
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:43 am

Thomzo wrote:I bet you can't wait for it to be finished. You've come so far already, you'll get there in no time.


Thank you, Zoe, I'm feeling a bit more hopeful today!

So yesterday we put the window in and I'm in love.

I'm considering not painting the windows - they're so beautiful as they are! Anyone with any experience or advice?

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Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Post: #266057 boboff
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:00 am

You need to seal them, wax or oil or varnish or paint, if not they will swell and warp and cause you all kinds of trouble I reckon?????

It looks really good mind, you are doing a great job.
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Post: #266254 Starfaun
Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:50 pm

boboff wrote:You need to seal them, wax or oil or varnish or paint, if not they will swell and warp and cause you all kinds of trouble I reckon?????


Yep, I would probably need to oil them over and over and over again. Hmm...

Today we've been busy putting up panelling, which will later be painted with linseed oil paint. We're still waiting for my roof tin... Maybe next week!

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Post: #266763 Starfaun
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:36 pm

Hej, hej, everyone! We've been putting up paneling and are very nearly finished - we have about half of the ceiling left. Also, my roof tin finally, oh finally arrived and we picked it up and put it on. It's so pretty! My dad has been sawing boarding for the outer walls and we will soon get the wood stove back. So it looks like I will be able to move in some time in October - wheeey! :iconbiggrin:

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Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Post: #266772 Jandra
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:30 am

That's great! You will put more photo's on then, won't you. It is not that we're curious or anything.... We just like to know how it is turning out :-)

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Post: #266806 Starfaun
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:41 am

Jandra wrote:That's great! You will put more photo's on then, won't you. It is not that we're curious or anything.... We just like to know how it is turning out :-)


But of course! I'll snap some more photos today, but for now here are a few that I found after digging around a bit in my phone:

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Not the latest work that we've done, but here it is. ... I have WALLS!
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Paint swatches. I heart linseed oil paint.
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Post: #266848 southeast-isher
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:02 pm

wow looks very cool starfaun, i'm impressed :-)

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Post: #266854 MKG
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:56 pm

Starfaun, I'm fascinated - certainly with your hut but more so with your English, which appears to be faultless. Is that school, or parents, or perhaps you ARE English, or have you spent a long time in the UK? C'mon - spill the beans.

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Post: #266867 Starfaun
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:35 pm

southeast-isher wrote:wow looks very cool starfaun, i'm impressed :-)


Thank you! (And I have to say I'm pretty impressed, too. :iconbiggrin:)

MKG wrote:Starfaun, I'm fascinated - certainly with your hut but more so with your English, which appears to be faultless. Is that school, or parents, or perhaps you ARE English, or have you spent a long time in the UK? C'mon - spill the beans.


I grew up with a lot of English around the house since my mom (who lived in NYC for a few years) had a long-distance relationship with a Canadian for 8 or so years. So I guess I just picked up on it from hearing endless, and I mean ENDLESS, phone conversations. :wink: Also, I've always been a stubborn dreamer, reading a lot of fantasy by mostly British authors (Philip Pullman, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Richard Adams...) and listening to floaty, trippy, dreamy music like Florence + The Machine, Lykke Li, Massive Attack, Portishead, The Cure... Do listen to Lykke Li's latest album, Wounded Rhymes, it's just magical. (Incidentally, she's Swedish.)

But now, my ceiling and roof!

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The ceiling before we finished it, with the very DIY supports we built for pushing the insulation out of the way.
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I can't wait to lie in bed and listen to the rain!
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Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Post: #266980 Starfaun
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:33 pm

Today we went and bought paint. I've posted the swatches before, but I'll post them again!

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From left to right, a vanilla white for the ceiling, an Italian umber/titanium zinc blend for the walls + a wheat grey/titanium zinc blend for the detail work.
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Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Post: #267060 demi
Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:50 pm

Really comming along, you must be excited to move in! :)
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Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Post: #267113 Starfaun
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:38 am

demi wrote:Really comming along, you must be excited to move in! :)


I can't waaaaait! :iconbiggrin:

Yesterday we finished the panelling, painted the door for the third and last time and put shellac on the knots in the wood to prevent any resin from staining the paint. Then I went out for a walk with the dogs. Forests are fantastic places and I always half expect to meet elves. :wink:

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Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Post: #267114 demi
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:59 am

Reminds me of twilight. Was that a wolf in the forground?
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