As the homeowners were leaving for an extended vacation, and certain details were yet to be determined, we were granted approval to construct a post frame consisting of square posts and log beams. We further framed the roof and applied the roofing to create a canopy and frame that could be infilled upon the client's return and after window and door selections confirmed. Such decisions were quickly made and the shell finished, complete with decorative log corner accents to provide the illusion of full structural posts.
Several innovative features were installed inside, as well. The studio showcases a beautiful Bed-and-Breakfast gas fireplace with a Faux River Rock & Mantel Kit by Creasey Log Homes. This 3-piece, precast, lightweight concrete kit installs quickly and easily saving time and money. With no wood mantel, the clearance between the mantel and the fireplace can be reduced. At times, the normal clearance to combustibles can create a mantel height disproportionate to the fireplace.
A custom vanity cabinet and foldable bench with storage area below also grace the interior. Both utilize reclaimed, rough-sawn Fir and branch accents creating rustic, yet elegant, focal points. The vanity includes a custom-made water separator system to filter paint solids and other materials from the out-going water. For convenience, a self-contained composting toilet is located in a small, attached "outhouse" with whimsical moon window. (Scroll down for picture gallery)