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Re: 12'x20' Okanogan Cabin... already likely to go 14'x24' or bigger
« Reply #125 on: July 22, 2016, 06:20:43 AM »
Here's a couple more pics of the inside without all the braces and the covered porches.

The driveway side... I'm planning on cutting the grade down about 1' which should generate enough material to level off the lower driveway


Looking east...


The view from the "living room"...


Another one...


Ran this poor fella over with my dirtbike... never even saw him.  It was about 930pm when I came back down the road and saw it so I went back at 6am the next morning to take a pic.

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Re: 12'x20' Okanogan Cabin... already likely to go 14'x24' or bigger
« Reply #126 on: July 22, 2016, 07:24:43 AM »
What are the dimensions on those loft beams?  I like the look.

Oh and well done.  Things are looking good and it looks like you are enjoying the process as well as working hard.  That view east is killer.

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Re: 12'x20' Okanogan Cabin... already likely to go 14'x24' or bigger
« Reply #127 on: July 22, 2016, 07:38:24 AM »
The loft beams (and the floor beams) are 4"x10"x14' with 2"x8" joists @ 16"o.c. spanning about 8'-0".  The floor is stout as hell with no detectable bounce.  I'm super stoked that I didn't have to put posts anywhere inside.

I really have enjoyed every minute of this project, even as difficult as it's been getting things there and the amount of work involved.  I've been a carpenter for almost 30 years and this is the first place i've ever built for myself.

One thing I really like about the area is the incredible views in every direction and around every corner and from every hill/mountain top... I really need a GoPro or something cuz it's impossible to take pics of everything there is to see.

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Re: 12'x20' Okanogan Cabin... already likely to go 14'x24' or bigger
« Reply #128 on: September 29, 2016, 10:16:46 AM »
Made it back out to the cabin for a few days to get my place dried in before winter sets in. I just about choked on the price of the roofing... $400 more than i had budgeted but its the GAF Timberline HD 30yr that has a 10yr replacement on material and labor. I have to go back in a few weeks and wrap up a couple of things I didn't have time for but the material is onsite so all i have to do is get there. At least all projects from now on are low priority and i can do as much or as little as I have time for.
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Re: 12'x20' Okanogan Cabin... already likely to go 14'x24' or bigger
« Reply #129 on: September 29, 2016, 10:51:16 AM »
Not using metal?  I find Midway Building Supply has excellent prices.

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Re: 12'x20' Okanogan Cabin... already likely to go 14'x24' or bigger
« Reply #130 on: September 29, 2016, 10:56:21 AM »
Not using metal?  I find Midway Building Supply has excellent prices.
Couldn't really afford it... $2500 just for material... next time.

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Re: 12'x20' Okanogan Cabin... already likely to go 14'x24' or bigger
« Reply #131 on: October 02, 2016, 09:07:48 AM »
Couldn't really afford it... $2500 just for material... next time.

Hmmmm seems awfully high!  I spent $570 covering 24 feet by 10'6".....that would put covering a 14x24 cabin around $1k......which is about what I paid if memory serves.

Did you check at Midway?  I'm using 24" Delta Rib

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Re: 12'x20' Okanogan Cabin... already likely to go 14'x24' or bigger
« Reply #132 on: October 06, 2016, 06:54:05 AM »
I wanted standing seam... that was the Midway price and i also have 500sq. ft. of covered porches. Comp. will probably be fine for now. When i have a handle on the other priority projects i may go with metal in a few years.

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Re: 12'x20' Okanogan Cabin... already likely to go 14'x24' or bigger
« Reply #133 on: March 20, 2017, 09:30:28 AM »
Well... it's almost that time of year again.  Been busy gathering up parts and pieces for the cabin and getting it loaded on the trailer  and ready to go.  Got my water tanks cleaned and the parts to connect it together, ordered a new instant hot water heater and 12v RV pump so we can have hot showers.  Decided to add an old-fashioned hand crank pitcher pump in the makeshift kitchen so we don't have to run the pump to get water.

Also picked up a small solar setup that will probably be adequate for now... its a wimpy 45 watts but if it'll charge a battery enough to run the pump for 10-15 minutes a day a car stereo for a few hours  a day it'll be plenty.

I also salvaged 47- 20' pieces of composite decking from a job a friend is doing... nothing wrong with it... sunfaded but perfect for the cabin.

I'm going to make a trip up north to stockpile it all so i don't have to bring a ton of stuff every time I go. 

Updates and pics coming soon!!!

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Re: 12'x20' Okanogan Cabin... already likely to go 14'x24' or bigger
« Reply #134 on: March 20, 2017, 06:17:32 PM »
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