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Title: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on February 10, 2009, 03:55:39 PM
We broke ground before winter.  Here are some pics of our property in preparation for the cabin to be built this spring.

The View from where the cabin will stand:

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Septic System being put in:

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Plenty of firewood!  Still have tons of cutting to do  d*

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Where excavator cleared for driveway and lot:

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Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Mike 870 on February 11, 2009, 04:55:46 AM
If you don't mind what are the details on the septic system.  Did you run into any design challenges.  What is the plastic part for the effluent called?  Infiltrator or something?  Looks like a beautiful spot.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: diyfrank on February 11, 2009, 05:33:45 AM
Nice looking area.  What part of the country are you?
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on February 11, 2009, 08:30:40 AM
The cabin site is in West Virginia in Slatyfork about six miles from Snow Shoe Ski Resort. We are looking forward to spring getting here so we can continue working.

Mike, you are right.  It is called the infiltrator and is 200ft with a 1000 gallon holding tank per West Virginia requirements for 2 bedroom home.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: glenn kangiser on February 11, 2009, 09:20:45 AM
That matches the current septic requirements here in CA pretty close.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on December 22, 2009, 04:51:46 PM
It's been a long time since we have updated on our cabin building progress.  Here are some pictures that show the progress so far.  We got 3 feet of snow this weekend so we are on hold until things thaw out.  Hopefully, electric, plumbing and interior woodwork will come next.

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Footers

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First Beam

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I joists and sub floor

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Deck is done.  Do you like my helpers?

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First wall

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo48/kimberlyphotographs/IMG_1132.jpg)

I made a wall jack out of 2x6x16 boards nailed together with block and tackle

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12 foot walls, 8 foot first floor and roughly 3 foot 3 inches left over for second floor.  I joists to hide 2nd floor plumbing

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo48/kimberlyphotographs/IMG_1172.jpg)

2nd floor bedroom/bathroom area

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Rafters going up, site built

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo48/kimberlyphotographs/IMG_1187.jpg)

We flipped them up one at a time

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Metal roof from Home Depot

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4x12 beams over living room

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House wrap and windows (from Craigslist)

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1x12 tongue and groove rough faced white pine siding

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Upstairs bathroom, bedroom, closet framed and 2x8 tongue and grove wood flooring

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo48/kimberlyphotographs/IMG_1544-1.jpg)

1st floor bedroom, bathroom and laundry as in John's plans









Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: devildog on December 22, 2009, 05:47:47 PM
Welcome back! thats really good progress for a year. It looks great.

Im  building just a little south of you in Va.,not going near as fast as you, but lived in WV for 17yrs. Its a beautiful place.

Where did you get your 2x8 t&g? Local Sawmill?

look forward to seeing the rest.
Darrell
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on December 22, 2009, 06:05:31 PM
Thanks Darrell.  I got the 2x8's at Twin Creeks Log Home Supply in North Carolina.  Where in VA are you building?
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: glenn kangiser on December 22, 2009, 06:12:43 PM
Great job and great crew from the little ones up. :)
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Redoverfarm on December 22, 2009, 07:05:37 PM
Dave I wondered what happened to you.  I sent you a couple E-mails to check on your status but didn't get a reply.  If you would have hollered I would have given you a hand.  Doesn't look like you needed it though. Yes the snow was a little deeper toward the mountain but ours was enough to put me out of comission for a while.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on December 23, 2009, 04:47:13 AM
Hi John!  Sorry if I missed emails.  I am not good about checking and replying regularly.  I get distracted easily.  I actually got the family to come out some and also broke down and ended up hiring some local guys to help with the roof to get it done before winter hit.  My neighbor said the mound from the plows off of Rt 219 is so high at the entrance to both our lots that we might have to hire someone with heavy equipment to just open up driveways to get to our lots.  Apparently, it's a mess.  My neighbor had some renters coming at the beginning of the week and they couldn't get in so he had to refund them $1200.  Ouch!  Hope all is well with you.  Still would love to see you out there sometime.  Have a good holiday!

Dave and Kim
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: cbc58 on December 23, 2009, 04:48:49 AM
Looks good... can't wait to see interior progress.

I have a question on your siding... is it beveled?  Is it lapped or tounge and groove?  Are there any issues with moisture/water getting in the joints by the way you've done it?  I like the look vs. horizontal.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on December 23, 2009, 05:58:43 AM
It's tongue and groove siding.  We are just butting the ends together.  From what I have read we shouldn't have a problem with leaking and haven't so far.  We put a 12 inch overhang around the whole house so that should help.  We are going to caulk any large cracks and cover with a sealant.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: poppy on December 23, 2009, 10:49:26 AM
Good looking cabin.  Nice proportions.  [cool]

That's a very clever gin pole set up for raising the walls too.  It's not as complicated as some I've seen.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: devildog on December 23, 2009, 01:55:40 PM
Dave, im  building in hillsville ,va.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Sassy on December 26, 2009, 09:37:11 AM
Looks great!  Really like the windows & the siding.  Amazing that you found all the windows on Craigslist.  Whenever I look there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of good stuff, well, at least not what I'm looking for. 
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: RainDog on December 26, 2009, 09:47:19 AM

 Looks really great! Can't wait for interiors.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: cbc58 on December 26, 2009, 12:00:30 PM
Does anyone know if doing this siding the way he's done it will cause any problems with water hitting the joints and getting in?   I hope it's fine the way he's done it because that's what I would like to do... and I can't imagine a problem with the overlap, but would like to get confirmation from an expert here...

Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: MountainDon on December 26, 2009, 12:39:06 PM
As long as the T&G is dried so it won't shrink and open up the joints, and as long as the Tongue points up into the Groove above it, I don't see why there should be a problem.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on December 26, 2009, 05:33:14 PM
Does anyone know if doing this siding the way he's done it will cause any problems with water hitting the joints and getting in?   I hope it's fine the way he's done it because that's what I would like to do... and I can't imagine a problem with the overlap, but would like to get confirmation from an expert here...



cbc58,

Hi there.  We found the siding from the following website.  Seems to be a popular company and I haven't heard of any problems.  My next door cabin neighbor in WV has 1x10 tongue and groove and his cabin is 18 years old and he hasn't had any problems.  If gaps do develop, they can be caulked.  Let me know if you have any more questions.  We bought our actual siding from Twin Creeks Log Home Supply in NC.  Thanks.  Here is the link in case you are interested.....

http://www.octagonhomes.com/logsiding/
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on December 26, 2009, 05:34:55 PM
Good looking cabin.  Nice proportions.  [cool]

That's a very clever gin pole set up for raising the walls too.  It's not as complicated as some I've seen.

Thanks!  Me and one other guy were able to lift the entire 40 foot section with just two of these set up.  It wasn't easy but we did it.   d*
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on December 26, 2009, 05:40:53 PM
Looks great!  Really like the windows & the siding.  Amazing that you found all the windows on Craigslist.  Whenever I look there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of good stuff, well, at least not what I'm looking for. 

We lucked out with the windows.  Actually bought them months before we started building since they were such a good deal and designed the house around those windows  ;) 
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: cbc58 on December 27, 2009, 04:16:57 AM
Tks for the info.  I have used that siding vertically before and it is so easy to put up.  Was just worried about moisture/water getting in the joints -- but 18 years of no problems tells me I worry too much.  Tks for the link.  Can't wait to see the inside finish work...

Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Jens on December 28, 2009, 05:21:02 AM
I am a big fan of wall jacks, and those are very nice and simple.  Good job improvising (and saving $1000).  Cabin looks great.  Are the ladies throwing gang signs, or is it a Michael Jackson tribute band?
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on June 03, 2010, 01:24:05 PM
We haven't posted in forever.  We are almost done with the cabin.  We still need to put the back deck/hot tub on and stain inside and out.  The family was able to stay in it last weekend and have it fully functioning.  :)  Here are some pictures of our spring progress:


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Waste Pipe

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We used pex pipe and installed a manifold with the hot water heater in the downstairs bathroom

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Hallway

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Upstairs rec room

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Upstairs bath with shower

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Downstairs full bath

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Another view of downstairs bath

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I bought 4 pieces of granite off Craigslist for $350

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View of upstairs bedroom and stove pipe

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Wood stove in main living area

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Finished kitchen

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo48/kimberlyphotographs/IMG_2169.jpg)

View of front of cabin.  Screened in porch has since been finished.

(http://i360.photobucket.com/albums/oo48/kimberlyphotographs/IMG_2195.jpg)

View from screened in porch

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Another porch view

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Wood stove

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Little helpers

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View of kitchen and washer and dryer in back

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New log dining set

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Kids with the newest family member

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First family dinner at new table

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View of the first floor from the stairway
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: astidham on June 03, 2010, 02:46:24 PM
Your cabin looks great,what pitch is your roof?
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on June 03, 2010, 03:28:16 PM
Thanks!  The pitch is 12 x 12.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Osprey on June 03, 2010, 04:18:19 PM
Looks like the females got you out numbered.  ;)

Nice looking place you have there.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Mike 870 on June 03, 2010, 07:21:28 PM
Wow, really awesome place.  I dug through years of emails so I could find my password and log back in to say that!! So I really like it!
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on June 03, 2010, 07:33:26 PM
Thanks Mike!  We are flattered you went through the trouble to find your password so you could post :)  We are very happy with it and proud of how it turned out.  We followed the plans and it turned out great.

Osprey, yes the girls do out number the boys in our family :)
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: germangirl on June 04, 2010, 05:48:31 AM
Dave and Kim - the place looks awesome! If you don't mind what does the plan layout look like? Is there a bedroom on the main floor? It looks like everyone is enjoying it!
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: John Raabe on June 04, 2010, 06:05:33 AM
Dave and Kim:

Thanks for sharing pictures of your fine cabin. You did a great job and your handsome family pictures could be used in an article on "happy, healthy country living".  :D :D :D

 I hope some of those photos make it into the long term family album.

Really a first class job.

John
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on June 04, 2010, 06:59:28 AM
Germangirl, There is a bedroom on the first floor.  We used the standard plan layout except we extended the length from 30 to 40 ft.  The extra length is in the family room/living area.  The plans for the standard layout are on the forum (search for 1 1/2 story 20 x 30 cottage).

John, thank you!  Thanks for all of your support and patience with our questions.  I'll take some pictures of the outside with the finished porch next time.  It especially looks good all lit up at night.  Dave is actually talking about another project down the road sometime once we finish this one (actually, we'll probably always be doing something to this one as we are already talking about adding an island to the kitchen, lol).  We'll see.  Again, thanks!
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: cbc58 on June 04, 2010, 03:05:36 PM
very nice.  can i ask if there is heat other than the wood stove?  for us who are considering a build... could you tell us roughly what your cost is on the project ??   
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: John Raabe on June 04, 2010, 06:11:21 PM
Here's a link to the 20x30 1 1/2 story plan that Dave and Kim extended to 40'. An extra 10' has made everything more spacious.

http://www.countryplans.com/20w_loft.html

(http://www.countryplans.com/images/20x30_flrpln.gif)
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on June 04, 2010, 07:10:35 PM
cbc58.. We also have baseboard heating in all of the rooms including small units in the bathrooms.  We'll know more next winter how much we need to use them though.  We had the stove going a few weekends ago and the upstairs was very warm from just that. 
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on June 04, 2010, 07:12:45 PM
I forgot to answer on the cost question.  I'll check with Dave and our records and let you know tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Alasdair on August 04, 2010, 09:29:34 AM
Lovely job. The place looks great!
Al :D
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: jdhen on August 05, 2010, 05:27:42 AM
Wow.  Everything looks great!
I have a question for you on the porch floor.  It looks like you've used T&G flooring.  Is it slightly pitched away from the house?  How will you finish it?
I'd like to do a screened porch and wanted to used T&G but was told I should use cedar decking with spaces between the planks to drain the water that will inevitably get in.  I'd much prefer to use T&G.  What are your thoughts?
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Redoverfarm on August 05, 2010, 07:11:18 AM
Wow.  Everything looks great!
I have a question for you on the porch floor.  It looks like you've used T&G flooring.  Is it slightly pitched away from the house?  How will you finish it?
I'd like to do a screened porch and wanted to used T&G but was told I should use cedar decking with spaces between the planks to drain the water that will inevitably get in.  I'd much prefer to use T&G.  What are your thoughts?

Jesse I just noticed your post and I thought I would let you know that there is a solid composite T&G flooring in I think 2-1/4 width's.  I had seen it at a builders auction.  The tounge was already pre-drilled for installation.  I had never seen it before that day and i thought it was pretty neat looking stuff.  Just thought i would mention it.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: rick91351 on August 05, 2010, 07:27:59 AM
John can you see if you can get a name or something of that product? Will check at my local at my local lumber yard. 
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: jwlester on August 06, 2010, 10:19:48 AM
Great looking place.  We are day dreaming of a 20x40 1 1/2 as well and I was curious if you could share the layout for the upstairs?  Do you have any modified plans drawn up?  Did you make the bedroom or kitchen downstairs any bigger or did all the extra go to the living area?  Just trying to get a feel for what the space is like.  Thanks for any info you can offer. 

Josh
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: NM_Shooter on August 06, 2010, 11:59:52 AM
Fantastic job.  Which one of those kids on the porch was running the chop saw?  They did a good job on the T&G!!!!
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Redoverfarm on August 09, 2010, 01:37:46 PM
John can you see if you can get a name or something of that product? Will check at my local at my local lumber yard. 

Rick I would have to wait until the next auction which will be in the fall to see if I can get a company name.  But I did find this company who advertises porch flooring in composite.  Maybe a place to start.

http://www.correctporch.com/
Title: Help with stairs!!
Post by: mogie01 on September 07, 2010, 11:35:08 AM
We love your cabin Dave and Kim!!   We want to build the stairs to code if possible
and need some help.  We love the look of your stairway, do you have a plan for the stairs that you could share with us?  It would my husbandís life a while lot easier as he has never built stairs before.  Any help would be much appreciated!! 
 ???
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: glenn kangiser on September 07, 2010, 05:34:17 PM
The house really came out great, Dave and Kim- looks like the kids and whole family enjoy it.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: robojo on September 22, 2010, 06:43:02 PM
Wow , I love it!  Its almost exactly what we have been dreaming about for yrs.
have fun
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: duncanshannon on January 13, 2011, 03:14:28 PM
Fantastic looking place.  [cool] thanks for taking the time to share the story and the pictures. 

i'm just acquiring land and am starting to think about the 1 1/2 vs 2 story plans.  Did you contemplate this much?  Cost and difficulty (for a total novice) are what would influence me the most.

thanks
duncan
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: John Raabe on August 25, 2011, 05:17:12 PM
mogie01 - saw the question about stairs. The 1-1/2 story (20x30) plans (http://www.jshow.com/y2k/listings/50.html) have several stair options in the booklet that comes with the plans including a full U-shaped standard code stairway. This stair does require more width than the cottage stair and thus you would probably want to build it in a longer plan like the 40' version that Dave and Kim built.

Here is more information on code stairs from the Visual Stair Guide (http://www.countryplans.com/Downloads/IRC2006.pdf) (this PDF will take a few seconds to load).

The U-shaped stair is the standard for the Universal Cottage (http://www.jshow.com/y2k/listings/57.html) plan.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: OlJarhead on August 26, 2011, 09:48:57 AM
Nice!  I love all the pine.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: captmark on January 10, 2012, 01:41:45 AM
David nice cabin,same sq. ft that I want to build. Where did you get the building plans? I'm in process of getting things ready to build. Perfect plans that I'm considering.

Thanks
Capt.Mark
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: UK4X4 on January 11, 2012, 03:06:39 PM
the same website you are on !- countryplans.com
1 1/2 story plans
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: rick91351 on January 11, 2012, 04:54:59 PM
First off Welcome   w*

Capt. Mark ---  Glad to have you on board!

Here is a link or two:

http://www.countryplans.com/20w_loft.html

http://www.jshow.com/y2k/listings/50.html

As you can see this forum has a lot of stuff going on, and a bunch of neat people.........and even a grouch or two!   ;D

Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: captmark on January 19, 2012, 07:26:07 PM
Thanks Rick glad to be part of the gang...
hope soon i will post pic. of my cabin I will start clearing out brush and setting up for foundation installment in Feb. will post pictures of the beautiful hill country in Leakey TX.
Tight Lines.
Capt. Mark
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: oifmarine on March 18, 2012, 10:49:30 AM
Look forward to your thread Capt Mark.

Dave-
Excellent job.  This is pretty much how I plan to do mine.  I am probably a year out before starting.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: BenB on September 13, 2012, 11:51:15 AM
Here's a link to the 20x30 1 1/2 story plan that Dave and Kim extended to 40'. An extra 10' has made everything more spacious.

http://www.countryplans.com/20w_loft.html

(http://www.countryplans.com/images/20x30_flrpln.gif)

Maybe someone can kelp me out - the only version of the 3D I can locate is now Ver. 9
John references the newer versions are not compatible to do plan mods. ??? That remain so or what does one do?
I want to stretch/modify this plan a wee bit more than Dave and Kim and would love to be able to do so.
Thanks and thanks again!
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: rodneyhalifax on October 09, 2012, 12:53:20 PM
Hi Dave and Kim,

I am absolutely impressed by your cabin in just about every way. I cant believe this, but you have built your cabin exactly the way I have been dreaming mine to be! However, the lot we are considering may not allow us to go 40' long.

This may be a bit personal, but if you dont mind, I am curious what the total build cost was? I am in Canada, so I can assume our cost will be about 35% higher... everything north of the border is more expensive. In all likelyhood, we will build the very minimum (frame, windows, roof) and slowly finish and insulate the interior.

Best,

Rodney
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Sonny on October 23, 2012, 03:49:50 AM
Can you show a picture of how your porch roof is tied into your cabin?  I am building a 20x32  1 and half story with 12 foot walls and my main home and porch roof do not connect.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: tcampbell on March 04, 2013, 05:08:50 PM
Could you post your upstairs floorplan. We are thinking about building the 1.5 story but having troubel figuring out a full upstairs plan.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: schiada on June 26, 2014, 08:45:19 AM
Any body home ? LOL

Dave,did you need to meet code ? An problems with the  12' walls ?

Thanks,Randy
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: biddybug on December 18, 2015, 04:18:32 AM
Hello I ran across your page and was woundering If you have a update prints of your 20 x 40 home and what size loft you put in.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: pittstate23 on January 10, 2016, 06:49:06 PM
Awesome build! I definitely enjoyed the thread.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on December 30, 2016, 07:03:26 PM
hi guys have not been on in a long time how are things
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Redoverfarm on December 31, 2016, 04:28:10 AM
hi guys have not been on in a long time how are things

Yes it has been a long time.  I would imagine that you are prepared for a winter on the water with the fire boat.  Take care and keep your feet out of the water.  Look me up when you get in the neighborhood.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Rys on December 31, 2016, 02:21:46 PM
I was just looking at your build tread the other day!
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on January 01, 2017, 08:07:15 PM
thanks have good new year
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on January 03, 2017, 03:06:53 PM
http://s657.photobucket.com/user/davedipietro/media/IMG_0233.jpg.html?sort=6&o=12
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on January 03, 2017, 03:08:20 PM
this new pic is dec 2015
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: Rys on January 10, 2017, 09:59:48 AM
Thanks for sharing your build! We're breaking ground on ours this spring.
I was wondering if there was anything that you'd change if you had it to do over?
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: TarMetto on January 13, 2017, 05:47:38 AM
This build is such an inspiration for us! Very similar to what we are just starting.
Can you tell me about the exposed beams for the second floor joists? I saw "I joists" over the bedroom, did you just box those in at the kitchen/living area, or
are those solid wood beams in that area?
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: David.DiPietro on January 15, 2017, 04:52:31 PM
Hi they are solid wood beams  I put them up with just one helper my back still hurts lol
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: HappyOne on January 15, 2017, 06:49:53 PM
Dave - you gotta provide us with an updated photo of that family of yours. Bet they growing like weeds and filling up the home with "girl" stuff. lol
You are an inspiration for so many of us - thanks for all the photos [cool]
Title: Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
Post by: TarMetto on January 18, 2017, 01:56:17 AM
Dave - you gotta provide us with an updated photo of that family of yours. Bet they growing like weeds and filling up the home with "girl" stuff. lol
You are an inspiration for so many of us - thanks for all the photos [cool]

Thanks!....what size/species are they?