Monday, November 25, 2013


We've been busy the last while putting up cedar paneling in the bedroom. It's hard work. Each piece needs to be cut to the appropriate length so it ends on a stud. The cut itself has to be a 45 degree angle to minimize the harsh look of the seam that happens as the wood contracts with weather changes.

Things were slow at first, but before long we found our groove. I cut the pieces and stacked them up in front of the wall they were destined to be nailed to, while Spence busied himself with the thousand other tasks we have up in the air right now. Once the pile got big enough I called him over and together we put the boards on the wall and he nailed them into place.

Unfortunately our measurements were off when we ordered the wood so ran out before we could finish. The rest of the wood is scheduled to be ready on December 21. In the meantime, we set up our bed directly on the subfloor and are using the space as a proper bedroom.

Imagine! An insulated bedroom with a real bed! I can still barely believe it. It was just in the nick of time too. Temperatures dropped to -16C on Saturday night without windchill.

I woke up Sunday morning to Spence walking into the room, breakfast in hand. I'm not usually a breakfast in bed type of person, but I have to say it was a perfect way to celebrate our first night in the cozy bedroom!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! The MASTER BEDROOM looks AMAZING... totallly amAzInG!!!

  2. Thank you!! It was amazing to wake up there...

  3. That looks absolutely sick, in the best way possible lol.

  4. So happy that you decided to go with Cedar, you're not gong to regret that anytime soon. Nice work!