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The Thoreau Cabin is our first small building we would like to offer to you. 
The Cabin is finished with natural Northern White Cedar shingles on the walls and roof. The trim is all rough sawn white pine. We recommend you seal the cabin with a clear wood preservative.
Inside the cabin is finished with a white pine timber frame, wide pine floors, shiplap pine ceilings, and white walls.
Materials we build the Thoreau Cabin with.....
Siding: Northern White Cedar Shingles.
Trim: Northern White Pine.
Windows: 2 Authentic 12 over 12 divided light double hung w/ storm panels.
Door: 1 Solid wood with "old fashioned" metal latch. Roofing: Northern White Cedar Shingles.
Insulation: Rigid foil faced sheets. Walls R-19 Roof R-30
Walls: White sand painted A grade plywood (for strength).
Floors: Wide 18"-20" White Pine.
Ceilings and loft floor: 1x8 white pine shiplap.

Most materials we use to build your cabin are bought or made locally by local craftsmen. We purchase only the materials that meet our high standards. Our policy is "if we wouldn't want it in our home, we shouldn't put it in yours!"
We can supply your cabin with a variety of options:
Siding: Red vertical grain cedar clapboards.
White pine shiplap.
White pine board and batten.
Roofing: Architectural fiberglass shingles.
Metal roofing in a variety of colors to match any application.
Wood paneling on the walls.
No flooring if you would like to install your own.
Want to build it yourself???
For the really ambitious, we offer the cabin as a kit of materials that you put together yourself. The kit ships with all the materials you need to complete the cabin yourself as well as a set of blueprints and a step by step building guide. We do recommend you have had some previous experience with a hammer and power tools as the kit is a major project that will challenge your building skills.
We can also supply a kit with the timber frame pre-cut, ready for you to erect. Cutting the timber frame is a major test of your woodworking skill. A pre-cut frame can get you off to a fast start.
If you would like to supply your own materials, we also sell the blueprints and step by step building guide separately.

If you are thinking about building the kit yourself, you might want to order blueprints and building guide to decide whether to take on the build it yourself option. If you decide to order any kit, we will deduct the cost of the prints and building guide.
Fully assembled Thoreau Cabin Kit on your site: Call for details.

Thoreau Cabin Materials Kit w/ blueprints and building guide. F.O.B. Ashburnham, MA U.S.A. Please call us for pricing details

Thoreau Cabin Materials Kit w/ blueprints and building guide including fully cut ready to assemble Timber Frame. F.O.B. Ashburnham, MA U.S.A. US $22,400

Thoreau Cabin fully cut ready to assemble Timber Frame Kit. F.O.B. Ashburnham, MA U.S.A. US $6,800

Thoreau Cabin blueprints and building guide US $500 (Note: If you buy the guide and then decide to buy any kit, we will deduct it's cost from the kit.)

New England Nests is located in the north central town of Ashburnham, Massachusetts.
Please note that because we are a small company and are often in the shop building, we welcome your visit by appointment only.
Call us at 1-(888) NE-NESTS (636-3787)

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