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Offline hillsvillehermit

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #200 on: December 30, 2010, 08:39:09 AM »
Awesome looking cabin. I hope to build a full time residence with the same dimensions within the next year or two. I was wondering what is your roof pitch? From the pictures you have posted it doesn't appear to be quite 12/12.

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #201 on: December 30, 2010, 11:59:14 AM »
It is 8/12. Just steep enough to keep off the snow, but easy enough to work on. :)

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #202 on: December 30, 2010, 03:41:33 PM »
MaineRhino

I love your project but wonder if you have had any troubles with any sagging in the ridge or bowing of the walls. You ran the loft joists the opposite way I do in the 20' wide 1-1/2 story plans - the tie to the walls looks like it only happens at the loft support beam. Also, you don't have as many rafter ties as I call out in the cathedral section.

I assume you have a non-structural ridge board at the peak. I see you did get in some high collar ties. That certainly helps stiffen the rafters.
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #203 on: December 31, 2010, 07:40:10 AM »
What is the height on your walls? It looks to be 10ft?

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #204 on: December 31, 2010, 09:09:32 AM »
I have a question on your grey water system, is there any tank involved? or does the drain pipe by-pass a tank and hook up strait to the baffles? thx! and great looking place :)

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #205 on: December 31, 2010, 11:00:34 AM »
MaineRhino

I love your project but wonder if you have had any troubles with any sagging in the ridge or bowing of the walls. You ran the loft joists the opposite way I do in the 20' wide 1-1/2 story plans - the tie to the walls looks like it only happens at the loft support beam. Also, you don't have as many rafter ties as I call out in the cathedral section.

I assume you have a non-structural ridge board at the peak. I see you did get in some high collar ties. That certainly helps stiffen the rafters.

Thanks John.  The ridge looks OK so far.
Here's an old shot or 2....


 

 
 
 
The walls are not bowed out either. So far so good........... [waiting]

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #206 on: December 31, 2010, 11:17:03 AM »
What is the height on your walls? It looks to be 10ft?

The walls are 10', which worked out perfect for us. That allowed us full 8' walls under the loft area, as well as more head space in the loft. [cool]

It also allowed for shelving to go over the windows, and enough room to display "stuff".
 

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #207 on: December 31, 2010, 11:48:47 AM »
I have a question on your grey water system, is there any tank involved? or does the drain pipe by-pass a tank and hook up strait to the baffles? thx! and great looking place :)

No tank, just a straight shot to the 32' long baffle system.

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During...

 
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It looks bigger than it really is because I had extra sand brought in to level a spot for an 18'x20' screen house.  It worked great!

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #208 on: December 31, 2010, 01:23:20 PM »
Thanks for your answers to all the follow-up questions. Things look solid and will probably stay that way. Wood frame construction is amazingly forgiving. Code rules, especially more recent ones, are often written to include attempted solutions to problems that will never occur in 99% of the houses over their entire lifetime.

This is a very handsome place you have built with taste and care.
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #209 on: February 11, 2011, 06:51:41 AM »
Beautiful Maine camp----like the trail came pic's as well. Great craftsmanship............i love visting Maine --i try to do so at least one a year...........

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #210 on: February 13, 2011, 07:06:51 AM »
really nice looking place! just read the whole thread start to finish. That Rhino looks pretty sweet! 

Thanks for posting all the great pics!
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #211 on: June 28, 2011, 06:46:45 PM »
Just an overdue update on the progress so far....

The inside is close to finished. Just need to put on better stair treads and finally "finish" the loft stairs.
Also the fireplace surround needs stone, but the weather has been cold enough to have to start the woodstove almost every weekend!

The kitchen countertop will be finished next week. I'll be building it out of hardwood flooring, and will post the results when finished....







The 12x16 bunkhouse is close to finished. Just need to cut the trim for the interior window trim.






The "woodshed" (sauna/shower/toilet) is up but not even close to done. It currently house all my tools, generator, etc....  Probably next years project.
Not very good pics, i'll update them next week.






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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #212 on: June 28, 2011, 06:52:19 PM »
very nice!  thanks for the update!
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #213 on: June 28, 2011, 07:28:56 PM »
Here's a suggestion.



The one in the middle isn't quite as important as the nailed off sheathing on the wall works like a big diaphragm to share the load. However, that corner porch post is the lone ranger out there.

Very nice kitchen in the main cabin.
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #214 on: June 29, 2011, 04:49:43 AM »
Thanks for the tip. I'll do that this weekend.  I had wondered if that would need to be done.......   d*

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #215 on: June 29, 2011, 10:09:26 AM »
Love your place MaineRhino, it looks warm and inviting.  I hope mine turns out as cozy :)

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #216 on: June 29, 2011, 05:18:04 PM »
nice to see more pics. have been up to avon a bit but have not really started the work I have to do. hope to be up there for a bit this weekend.

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #217 on: July 10, 2011, 06:11:55 PM »
A weeks vacation found us doing several small jobs, and one big one at camp.

Working with a 3/4" Advantech base, I installed 3/4" oak flooring to make the kitchen countertop.





Working front to back, I nailed thru the tongue of each piece. I probably should have glued it too, but I didn't... Although I did glue and nail the trim board, which was routered to a proper edge. A couple hours sanding and patching.......






Finished with a Spar Urethane, 3 coats, sanding lightly between coats.






   

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #218 on: July 10, 2011, 07:46:33 PM »
 [cool]  Nice Job.

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #219 on: July 11, 2011, 03:35:21 PM »
Wow, what a great job on the countertops! That's a really smart and cost effective way to do them! How come I never thought of that??? :)

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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #220 on: July 11, 2011, 10:07:29 PM »
Looks beautiful!
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Re: Maine Mountainside 20 x 32 cabin
« Reply #221 on: July 11, 2013, 09:10:31 PM »
Those counters are sharp. Very wise move with the flooring. Did I miss where you got the cabinets? They look familiar. Beautiful cabin. I'm green ;)