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Offline Gary O

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Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« on: July 31, 2011, 07:19:24 PM »
 
Hi all.
New guy here.
Just  trying to get a mental grasp of the format.
Here's our cabin we built a couple years ago.

One day we plan to retire on our 2+ acres
Right now we are slowly adding amenities.....
Hope to get some good ideas here

Thanks for having me

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 08:52:22 PM »
 w* Gary. Looks nice a warm and cozy in there.
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time and money to fix it?

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 09:14:03 PM »
That is very nice. Is that a closet or a bathroom door I see at the back wall?
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 10:18:42 PM »
 w*  Cute little cabin - as Don said - "looks warm & cozy in there."

There's lots of friendly & helpful people on this forum who have built some really nice cabins. 
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 01:42:25 AM »
Welcome aboard! Looks like a fine cabin, we would love to see more pictures of your cabin and land.
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 06:36:38 AM »
That is very nice. Is that a closet or a bathroom door I see at the back wall?

Funny, Dave....I wish.....one day, one day.
Actually we are adding on.

Here's some pix of our progress (I think...still no faith in my knowledge of this format.............)


I like to build models first (because of lack of trust to my designs) and before I lay down precious cash.


Floor is done....really didn't take her that long..........










 We added a kitchen to the back.

Will close it in this month
 
Whew, tired now, need a nap..........

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 07:06:57 AM »
very cool!!

Just a really nice build, we appreciate you sharing it with us.  Does look very warm :)
good job.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2011, 07:18:27 AM »
w* Gary. Looks nice a warm and cozy in there.

Hey Don
Thanks for the welcome.
You are the reason I chose to join.
I hope to glean some of your knowledge as the wife and I continue our adventure.
As a matter of fact, there is a carbonated drink out there that does aid in tapping the font of your wisdom...
 (I think the original version on the right is much more befitting.....)

If this gets me in trouble right off the bat, then Admin, please remove my rendition of a great soda

Happy trails

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2011, 08:31:21 AM »
 [cool]     rofl

Good photoshop skills   :D
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time and money to fix it?

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011, 03:34:29 PM »
OMG!!!!!!!!!! there goes the neighborhood!!!!!!!!!!!   ;D

welcome Garyo d* d*

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2011, 03:44:21 PM »
OMG!!!!!!!!!! there goes the neighborhood!!!!!!!!!!!   ;D

welcome Garyo d* d*

You know it TH!
Gotta put a little Irish spice to yer southern meals........
Havin' suma that sun tea in a mason jar whilst I create windows for the new kitchen
Thanks for the welcome pard

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2011, 04:22:16 PM »
[cool]     rofl

Good photoshop skills   :D
Actually it's just the paint program everyone has...not puttin' cabin $ to software......
My luck, photoshop would go obsolete the same moment I bought it.
(also, a free program called 'Gimp' really enhances things)
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2011, 05:41:24 PM »
I just made some windows out of KD SPF 2 x 2s and quite happy with the outcome.
If I’d have had a router it’d have been pretty quick work, but settled with the ol’ table saw, ripping ½” deep cuts on the two sides.
Voila, scrapless wood work....not my usual style.
The plan is to use the leftover strips to secure the panes.
Will keep y’all posted on progress
Time to do a bit of staining



right here I'd like to interject a bit of paraphrase in regard to my current thoughts on what P bucket is actually saying;


 
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2011, 03:42:33 AM »
Very nice.  I don't see 1x roof sheathing much anymore.  I've been considering it myself with the price of rough cut pine around me.  I assume the windows are single pane. Do you know how to make them double?  The cabin looks like custom milled wood.  Did you do it yourself?

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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2011, 05:30:18 AM »
Very nice.  I don't see 1x roof sheathing much anymore.  I've been considering it myself with the price of rough cut pine around me.  I assume the windows are single pane. Do you know how to make them double?  The cabin looks like custom milled wood.  Did you do it yourself?

Hi Squirl

Ix?
Actually, all the lumber, planks, and T1-11 came from Home Dopey and other big box stores.
The roof is 2 x 6 KD SPF.
We just laid them on the 4x4s and hammered away.
Thing is, I had the roofing delivered, and didn’t hand pick them myself, so there was a whole lot of wane. So much so, that I decided to sheathe w/thin OSB before we laid the tar paper.

The windows are single pane, and I briefly considered double, but it’s a tiny cabin, and heating it can be done with not much more than a candle…….
I s’pose making doubles w/be easy, just cut the ½” slot on both sides.

No custom milling, just hand picked (aside from the roofing) common dimensional.
I won’t soon trust big box store delivery again.

The cabin is my design, and total costs ran below $1400.
However, the doors and octo-window were craig’s list finds….$30 for the window, $50 each for the doors…..unbelievable.

Thanks for asking
Hope this helps some

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2011, 05:57:18 AM »
I thought they were 1x6.  I guess the rafters are spaced farther than 2 ft and would require 1.5" lumber for proper framing.  Oops.  Interesting approach going with 4x4's.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2011, 07:05:54 AM »
I thought they were 1x6.  I guess the rafters are spaced farther than 2 ft and would require 1.5" lumber for proper framing.  Oops.  Interesting approach going with 4x4's.

Yeah, I'd considered 4 x 6s but overkill due to the severe 58° roof pitch, and 2x stuff was not appealing to my eye, aesthetics play into my vanity...I like to like what I look at........
...and they are a bigger target for a nail or screw.
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2011, 05:29:34 PM »
Was able to take some time to finish the kitchen windows.
They came together surprisingly easy.
2x2s, custom cut glass panes, 8’ piano hinge, black screws, and a bit of stain.

Now, if my third measures at the cabin were correct…….





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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2011, 05:41:53 PM »
While I'm posting, got a couple questions;

1) For some reason I'm not able to email admin.
Is it 'cause I'm a new guy, or is it just me?

2) Having trouble with posting a pic in my profile.
Is it 'cause I'm a new guy, or is it just me?
I did read mtdn's helpful examples in 'Profile Setup', but must have missed something.....

3 )Not readily seeing the edit button.
The title of this thread needs to be changed from 10 x 012 to 10 x 12 (012 would be a tad too tiny)

Appreciate any help

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2011, 09:17:57 PM »
2.  Profile picture (Avatar) can be added under your profile in the Forum Profile Information section (selected from the left sidebar menu).

3. To edit a message look for the "Modify" link which should appear at the top right of every one of your posts.

1. I'm not sure what you mean on this one.  ???  Probably me being dense.  d*  Could you describe where/how you are trying?


PM or email me if necessary; or post here. I'll be around here till Tuesday morning, then gone again for the balance of the week. (No internet where the cabin is; actually there is but I won't pay for it.  ;D

Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time and money to fix it?

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2011, 06:36:02 AM »
Can't wait to see the home made windows going in.  Very nice.

Austin

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 12) Cabin
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2011, 08:26:35 AM »
Can't wait to see the home made windows going in.  Very nice.

Austin

Thanks Austin
Yeah, I can't wait either.
S/be Labor day week end.
I know I measured about three times, and even wrote it down...but fatigue (last thing I did before cabin close up) has a way of skewing the mind, and I need no help in that area.......
I left a 1/2" clearance for the placements. Usually when things go so well for me, Murphy shows me the folly of my joy by pointing out that I missed something critical.
It seems when creating something, there are extreme highs and extreme lows.
Head banging on trees, gnashing of teeth, cursing fitfully out of context because my mind exploded, and falling on the ground pounding it with my fists and kicking legs, have been a regular form of aerobic exercise (I tell myself).
I wouldn't have it any other way, however. The lessons are priceless, and help me garner high regard for the true builders and artisans.

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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2011, 05:33:44 PM »
Welcome aboard! Looks like a fine cabin, we would love to see more pictures of your cabin and land.
Hi Tick
 Thanks for the welcome...not sure how I missed your post...
Still getting acclimated to the format, and used to bells and whistles going off when someone replies.
Found out I had to join photobucket to post pix here, and joining more than one entity within, say, two years… is one too many for this ol’ dawg.
...and I've got to organize my photos.
Here’s a few of the property….more to come

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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2011, 05:37:57 PM »
w*  Cute little cabin - as Don said - "looks warm & cozy in there."

There's lots of friendly & helpful people on this forum who have built some really nice cabins. 
Sassy, I think you're the only one I haven't replied to....sorry for the delay, and thank you.
Yeah, I'm foraging for like cabins and experiences.
In reading thru the posts, yes, a nice clientele, nice indeed.
I hope to contribute…..
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Re: Our Tiny (10 x 012) Cabin
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2011, 06:25:09 PM »
very cool!!

Just a really nice build, we appreciate you sharing it with us.  Does look very warm :)
good job.

jeff

Well kriminee, I just cruised thru one more time….
Jeff, please accept my apology for a delayed reply.
Thank you, man.
Happy Trails

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