Exterior, Cabin Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Gable RoofLine, and Metal Siding Material In Scandinavian regions, traditional cabins are painted black using a mixture of tar and linseed oil. Peck reproduced the look using corrugated metal—a lower-maintenance, more sustainable material. “We love that it is black, because it really reminds us of home,” Bronee says. The house has no windows on its front side, belying its light-flooded interior.  Living space from A Slice of Scandinavian Design in the Catskills