Started by vern38, August 01, 2006, 08:04:12 PM
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QuoteD*%n Vern, Took alot to get your attention, Just think of a house as 3 of those sheds put together, with plumbing and electrical-but you can always sub those out if that's not your thing. Your shed looks great. I remember reading somehwere, maybe Rob Roy's book, that when you have your plans finalized fight the urge to "just add this or that" sq footage wise. That's how we get into projects we can't finish. Here's an Early Retirement Forum you might enjoy:http://early-retirement.org/forums/index.phpHelps keep my work in perspective and gives me something to shoot for. Welcome to the board, and take care. Judy
QuoteIt always amazes me all the support that will surface on this forum when someone asks for it. It's like this is almost a social phenomena! Shocked (What ever that is? ) PS to Vern: The pics are great but a little too big. When they are as wide as they are here (900 plus pixels) they push text around and everyone has to scroll to read the messages. Try to keep the images no wider than 600 pixels. You can do that resizing at some of the free photo upload sites like Photo Bucket. More info here: http://www.countryplans.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1146802581 And welcome to the Forum - in a couple of more posts you will be an old hand.
QuoteWelcome, Vern. Lots of good people here. We don't allow troublemakers here-- (except me).
QuoteVern-I have finished framing our 1and1/2 story( See 1 and 1/2 story in Okla.), and some thoughts.I had built a house when I was young and also owned a motel and then a carwash during my 32 year business career ,so I had alot of experiance with tools and building things. This cabin was supposed to be something I could work on in my spare time and slowly finish.I hired 2 really great teachers who built fences in the summer during their summer break and they thought it would be fun and different to help me frame ,deck and skin the cabin.Here's what I learned:1) with a 12X12 pitch and a 10 foot wall ; the ridge board is 20' off the ground. So a set skafoaling is a must and let me tell you it is up there when you climb to the top!2) It took us about 1/2 a day just to get the braces and the 2X6's positioned to accept the ridge board and have it in the perfect position.3) A 37' 2X12 ridge board is a real job to lift and set 20' off the ground. We used a sky lift and even that was a challenge.4)2X12 X16' rafters weigh alot and were a real challenge to set.5) There is no way I can roof this myself , a 12X12 pitch is for pros, not rookies like me6) The walls went up smooth , but the quality of lumber today can really fustrate you to try and get out the warps and bows.7) Since no materials list comes with the plans; Have someone who knows draw one upIf I was going to do this again, I would make them 8 foot walls with a 4X12 pitch(maybe trusses) and just make the footprint bigger to make up the space for the loft.I am not unhappy with the results and what we acomplished. We are going to have a cabin that when people visit ,they are going to go "wow". And let me tell you its impressive when you walk in the front door. But if you are looking for a little project you can practice and learn on, this is not 3 or 4 sheds attached together like some have alluded to. Good luck and ask me anything, These are my own thoughts and I'm sure there will be diagreement to what I wrote.Oh yea right now I have $4700 in labor for three men, $4500 in lumber, $2600 in custom windows, $800 in plumbing, and $2600 in labor and Materials for the concrete. Which I think is pretty good.If I can build the whole thing for $45,000 I'll be happy.Paul