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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #75 on: November 06, 2008, 08:01:38 PM »
Looking good Mickey. Thanks for the pictures.


Off the topic... you ever wonder about those spots that appear in some of the pictures?   Dust in the air reflecting the flash. You probably figured it out already. FWIW.
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #76 on: November 06, 2008, 08:34:17 PM »
Glen,  Thanks.  I figured it was something with the old software.  I updated the old post because I kind of like how many times it has been viewed.  Is old forum still archived to copy over some of the lost text?

Don,  I have no idea what causes the dots.  It always seems to happen in odd light conditions.  We just bought a new camera that is nicer than our previous.  Hopefully we will not have that problem anymore.




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Re: Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #77 on: November 06, 2008, 10:41:49 PM »
Micky, John tried to save what he could - then spammers got into the old forum even though it was locked as well as we could and still access it- I don't think it can be recovered.
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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #78 on: November 07, 2008, 07:29:09 AM »
That is a very nice looking place!!   :)

Re: Spots on some images... here's the culprit...



Dust in the air when the flash goes off. I figured it out with my new camera. I noticed them on the post-view right after taking a couple shots. We had been sanding ceiling T&G. I forced the flash to remain off and tried again with natural light and they never appeared. So my conclusion was/is; fine airborne dust particles.
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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: Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #79 on: November 07, 2008, 07:11:13 PM »

That's near genius, Don.... thanks for solving that one....
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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #80 on: November 07, 2008, 07:17:03 PM »
I have a dirty mind.    :o   ::)    :-[
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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: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #81 on: November 08, 2008, 05:46:30 PM »
Micky, When you did your metal roof, how did you install the ridge cap? I undestand how to do the panels just not sure how to get up to the ridge to do the cap? Pete
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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #82 on: November 09, 2008, 04:27:02 PM »
The only way I know of to install the roof ridge cap is to get up on top and screw it down. Or hire a guy to do it for you. But somebody is going to have to get up there.

Is that what you meant?   ???
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« Reply #83 on: November 10, 2008, 04:16:48 AM »
Kind of, just trying to figure out how to get up there safely.
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Re: Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #84 on: November 10, 2008, 08:56:52 AM »
If you don't want to do all of the extra stuff, a padded and staked down long extension ladder will get you up there.  Your safety on that one depends on it being well secured on the ground as it can slide down at that angle. 
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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #85 on: November 10, 2008, 10:42:14 AM »
I like the "bump out" (not sure if that is the correct term) in Micky's home. How are you able to create this? Do you have to put additional posts for a post and beam foundation? I would really like to put exactly the same size as he did (2x8 foot). Someone please tell me how to frame for this.

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Re: Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #86 on: November 10, 2008, 10:46:28 AM »
Depending on how you are framed and where you want it you could just extend your floor joists - cantilever if not too heavy although I think a properly braced box framing would support it fine, or add a couple of piers.
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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #87 on: November 10, 2008, 12:57:13 PM »
Pete,  You are right, the ridge is a little tricky.  I did most of it with a climbing rope and harness.

Alcowboy, The bump out was pretty simple.  Like Glen said, I just used longer floor joists and let it cantilever.  I framed the wall with a header just like it was a big window so the cantilever supports very little weight.


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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #88 on: November 10, 2008, 01:43:39 PM »
Great! Thanks! For some reason I did not think of extended the floor joists.

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Re: Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #89 on: November 10, 2008, 06:22:52 PM »
When we all get together we're real geniuses. d*
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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2008, 09:41:53 PM »
Very nice, I want my cabin to be like yours when it grows up.  :D

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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2008, 07:53:40 PM »
cabin looks great.  Love the concrete countertops!
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« Reply #92 on: November 13, 2009, 03:31:08 PM »
I thought I would post some updated pics with the front porch we added this summer.







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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #93 on: November 13, 2009, 05:30:07 PM »
Hey Micky, that looks very nice. I bet you hate to leave there.
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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #94 on: November 14, 2009, 05:04:17 AM »
Very nice!  :)

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« Reply #95 on: November 14, 2009, 06:21:56 PM »
Looks terrific!  what did you use for the horizontal posts (newels?) between the wooden posts?
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Re: head room for 1 1/2 storey
« Reply #96 on: November 16, 2009, 02:53:06 PM »
Sassy,

All the wood for the railing was either 4x4 or 4x6 timbers from Homedepot.  They were green Fir.  I ran them trough the planer to change the look from dimensional lumber and give a nice finished surface.  Gives the Timber-Framed look.  The 6x6 posts were dried S4S Fir.

I used rebar for the balusters that I had powder coated.