Cabinologist,” architect and author Dale Mulfinger will talk about designing, building and remodeling classic American cabins and getaway homes, the original tiny houses, at the free 32nd Annual Lane County Home Improvement Show, which runs Oct. 10-12 at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene.
Photo from “Back in the Cabin” by Cheryl Koralik.
By Janet Eastman | email@example.com The Oregonian
on October 08, 2014 at 8:39 AM, updated October 08, 2014 at 8:57 AM
“Cabinologist,” architect and author Dale Mulfingerwill talk about designing, building and remodeling classic American cabins and getaway homes, the original tiny houses, at the 32nd Annual Lane County Home Improvement Show, which runs Oct. 10-12 at the Lane County Fairgroundsin Eugene.
Mulfinger of SALA Architectsin Minneapolis, Minn., has designed hundreds of small, uncomplicated shelters, from rustic bungalows to log cabins, and he has written design books, including the 256-page “Back to the Cabin”(The Taunton Press, $34.95).
“The small and open space common to cabins promotes the kind of intimacy we cherish with friends and family,” he says. “Cabins are precious because of their casualness, where Uncle Bob’s big bass is the art preference over a Cezanne print, the coats are hung open on pegs inside the cabin door and the dinner ware has an array of unmatched plates.”
At the home show, Mulfinger’s four presentations will focus new construction and remodeling, simple living, the history of cabins and finance option of co-owning a cabin.
Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, he will talk about Cabin Architecture Today – Fresh Ideas & Inspiration for New & Remodeled Cabins.”
At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, he will talk about “Cabinology – Important Issues and Ideas When Building or Remodeling Your Cabin.”
Afterward, he will sign his home design books at the University of Oregon Duck Store.
More than 225 exhibitors with services, products, ideas and inspiration for the home and yard will be at the free home show.
Guinness World Record holder and Master Pumpkin Carver Scott Cully will carve a 900-pound pumpkin into a ghoulish Jack O’ Lantern on Saturday. Cully’s most recent record, in the 2010 Guinness World Book, was for a 1,810.5 pounder. He is the general manager of Fall Creek Nurseryin Lowell.
Children and adults can see a live show of animals, from badgers to boas, at Mutual of Omaha’s Wildlife
Safari Animal Encounters at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Show goers can vote for People’s Choice awards for architecture, interiors and landscape architecture projects presented by the American Institute of Architects – Southwestern Oregon, during the three-day event.
There will be 26 talks on home and garden improvements. A schedule is listed at EugeneHomeShow.com.
Hours: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is free and there is a request for canned food donations to benefit FOOD for Lane County.
— Janet Eastman