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Offline John Raabe

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #125 on: April 29, 2009, 01:24:30 PM »
What a nice spot to have a picnic with the dog. :D :D :D
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #126 on: April 29, 2009, 05:18:36 PM »
Here is the 2X4 railing that I had mentioned earlier.




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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #127 on: April 29, 2009, 08:46:14 PM »
Very nice, MaineRhino!  You've outdone yourself...   8)
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #128 on: May 02, 2009, 07:27:26 AM »
Really looking good, Rhino.

I see you have been shopping for cool logs too.
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #129 on: May 03, 2009, 02:55:53 PM »
Yes Glenn I have!  I happened to find these this weekend so I could finish the porch railings.







I was up just after sunrise for this pic, and was lucky enough to call in a turkey. No picture of him though, he saw me and went the other way. Tomorrow is opening day for turkey in Maine. I'll be back on Saturday with my permit!



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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #130 on: May 12, 2009, 01:06:01 PM »
The turkey came back on Sunday, but was nowhere around on Saturday morning when my son was hunting!

My wife took this pic early Sunday morning.



We also dug the holes and poured concrete getting ready for the posts for the shed. Then it rained and was pretty cruddy the rest of the weekend.

Saturday sunrise...


Sunday was spent relaxing (for a change).


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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #131 on: July 12, 2009, 05:28:50 PM »
Progress at the mountain seems to be very slow lately, due to all the rain and missed opportunities, but a recent week long semi-dry stay at camp seems to have gotten the ball rolling again!


The storage shed is finally built and dry,



All windows and doors are trimmed...



Lobsters are sleeping...




And now that the camp is empty, it's time for the clear poly to be applied! But that's next weeks job.
Then the cabinets, flooring, stone work, gray-water system, etc..., etc.....


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« Reply #132 on: July 12, 2009, 05:34:21 PM »
And I also managed to take some nice pictures while we were up there....


Sunrise 7/11/2009




Storm rolling in....







And Zoe, posing...


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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #133 on: July 25, 2009, 05:52:36 PM »
Looks awesome Rhino! Can I ask what you used to install your pine on the interior?  Doing mine soon and I'm not sure what to use.

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #134 on: July 26, 2009, 04:19:42 AM »
It was 1x8 T & G V-match #3 pine.  My sawmill grades 1,2,3,4a and 4b.  We thought the #3 was perfect!  I'll post pics soon of the completed poly process.

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #135 on: July 26, 2009, 02:43:37 PM »
Thanks Rhino.  I wasn't clear with my question  :D.  Did you use a brad nailer to install the pine?  If so, I have a couple of questions:

1.  What size nail?
2.  Do you nail into the tongue or just into the board?
3.  Do you nail into every stud or every other stud?

Appreciate the help

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #136 on: July 26, 2009, 03:40:51 PM »
I don't know what MaineRhino did, however I used my Senco finishing nailer with 15 ga. nails through the tongue and into each ceiling joist (16" OC). I used 2" length, partly because I had a nearly full box and they were definitely long enough to secure the T&G when nailed at an angle. The only boards I face nailed were the first one where I face the nailed the groove edge as well as nailing the tongue. Then the last 2 boards; the second to last as I could not angle the gun into the tongue and the last board where the tongue was removed to fit. Those nail holes were mostly covered by the trim strip.


I believe nailing through the tongue works for widths up to 6", over that face nailing may be required.
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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: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #137 on: July 27, 2009, 08:20:51 AM »
I did pretty much like MD did. I'll have to double-check the width of those boards.....

The poly should be done this week!

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #138 on: July 27, 2009, 11:53:38 AM »
I did pretty much like MD did. I'll have to double-check the width of those boards.....


I'd guess them to be "6" inchers.


Did I say it looks good?   :D
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #139 on: July 29, 2009, 07:34:37 PM »
Wow troy , looking amazing man, great job. When I'm moved up there, I'll have to come by and check it out in person!

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #140 on: August 04, 2009, 01:43:37 PM »
The v-match pine was 1x8, which left a 7" face from V to V.  It was nailed thru the tongue and face nailed at the seams.


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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #141 on: August 31, 2009, 05:49:38 PM »
Well. two coats of poly later...... It's finally nearing completion. Or at least closer than before!



3 sanded coats were done on all the window trim.

Finished one side of the upper railings. One side to go!



Sanded, stained and applied poly to the loft floor also.



Purchased all of the cabinets, installed the two on the wall.

Next weekend the base cabinets will go in, and the floor will be installed.


See the faces in the right side door?

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #142 on: August 31, 2009, 07:00:14 PM »
Rhino did you find your loft floor side of your T&G not fitting together as well as the ceiling side.  I stained mine dark and I can see now that it will be a nightmare to keep clean with the gaps. ;D

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #143 on: August 31, 2009, 07:49:35 PM »
Where did you get the kitchen Cabinets?
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #144 on: September 01, 2009, 04:02:58 AM »
Red,
The loft floor side did not lay as flat as I would like. I should have face nailed it, but I did not want to see the nail heads. In our case, we purchased a 9x12 piece of berber carpet which I had bound on all 4 sides. It lays under the bed, and covers the majority of the floor.

Peteh,
Lowe's just started with this line of hickory cabinets. I did get two other bids from local cabinet shops who promised they could come close to the price at Lowe's. Their price was roughly double what I paid at Lowe's!

You get what you pay for.

Since this is a seasonal camp, I decided not to go with custom cabinets.  For a full time residence, I would not buy the Lowe's brand.

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #145 on: September 01, 2009, 08:03:37 AM »
Very nice looking job MR!

I remember my first project where an owner/builder/friend installed 2x6 T&G Hemlock for a loft floor. The material was a bit wet when installed and they weren't able to use long pipe clamps to pull it together. After it had dried out for a year there was one special spot where the gap had opened up enough that the kids would see if they could drop dimes down on top of a guest. :D
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #146 on: September 07, 2009, 04:39:05 PM »
On Saturday we managed to install the entire floor and the cabinets. We are short one 12" base cabinet by the end of the bar. The bar side will be finished with the same materials as the wall, 1x8 T&G V-match.






The countertops will be wood with live edge.

On Saturday we also installed the railing for the stairs. I have some more shaving, carving and sanding to do, but it is very secure.  What a job that was!  I'm looking forward to finishing it! I also have one more section of upper birch railing to build.















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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #147 on: September 07, 2009, 05:39:13 PM »
Looking at your snack rack made me hungry. Nice job btw.  :)

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #148 on: September 07, 2009, 05:44:39 PM »
Really like those hickory cabinets.   [cool]

Nice job on the handrail too.

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #149 on: September 14, 2009, 11:54:05 AM »
One more base cabinet in, but ran out of 2.5" screws to install. Also finished the bar wall. None of the base cabinets are screwed to the floor, allowing for the laminate floor to move.
I'll build the countertop myself, maybe. I got a quote of $2,200 for the one I designed.





I also finished the last railing upstairs! Hooray!
Maybe next weekend i'll start on finishing the tree/rail. I need more tools for that.