3D Interior Cabin floor Plan & Maple Counter Top

So I made these scale 3D floor plans in Sketch-up last winter when I was planning the cabin and just now remembered I made them. I was trying to figure out exactly what would fit in 200 square feet. Sketch-up had this huge library of models that were the actual sizes of things like that wood stove that looks just like ours and the futon which I think we need another of. So it’s great for planning, especially for a visual person like myself. Things have changed slightly since I made these models. We’ve put the door on the opposite side and may not be putting the wood stove in there… Read more on that below

Maple Slab with live edge

Maple Slab with live edge will be our counter top

Also that is a 8′ counter top which my friend Kevin just got us a solid piece of 2″ thick maple to use. It’s even go “Live edges” for that rustic look that we badly need after our conventional building practices so far. He works at a sawmill in the Skagit Valley so he went out in the yard and selected this log months ago, putting my name on it. And they just cut it and ran it through the sander once. Thanks Kevin!

I want to put a wood stove in but since we’re not supposed to heat a shed we’re worried that “the MAN” might spot our shinny stainless steel smoke stack from the road. So maybe we’ll do a removable stack through the back wall? Not sure if that will work. If it doesn’t we’ll do propane heat like a Big Buddy heater or the 35,000 BTU space heater Nate has, though it’s overkill.

Anyone have any ideas how to do a removable smoke stack?

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5 Responses

  1. Unfortunately here in WA state in a unpermited shed they do not allow a heat source. If you have a bigger shop or garage you’d need a permit for it and then could heat it.

  2. simon says:

    Guys heat there work shops and garages all the time. I don’t see why you can’t have a heated “workshop”..

  3. Wood Stove says:

    I understands the whole process of the stove as it shown in the diagram of the post. I was also wondering to put wood stove as you have done and shown in the post. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Yes I should have mentioned the plan is to go through the wall with the pipe vs going through the loft and taking up additional space. Yes the window idea isn’t bad.

    I just remembered that we used metal heating duct for the stove pipe on my wood-fired hot tub. While not thick it lasted for over 3 years with occasional fires. That would make it light enough to setup temporarily.

  5. Grant Wagner says:

    It may be a little late now, but I’ve seen several people who prefer to put the stove pipe through a pair of 90 degree bends to go through a wall instead of the ceiling. Perhaps something like this going through a window insert would help you.