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Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 27, 2024, 02:44:08 AM
Version 3.6.7 - 06.27.2024
- Updated the post module to include multi-part installations for Simpson heavy angles (post cap).
- Added the following Simpson heavy angles to the post module: HL33, HL35, HL35G, HL37, HL37G, HL43, HL46, HL46G, HL49, HL49G, HL53,HL55, HL55G, HL57, HL57G, HL73, HL76, HL76G, HL79, HL79G

Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 25, 2024, 06:09:36 PM
Version 3.6.6b - 06.24.2024 thru 06.25.2024

- Fixed a minor bug with the post cap positioning algorithm.
- Added the following Simpson post cap: APL6

Referral Links / Re: Wall Plugin for SketchUp
Last post by Medeek - June 25, 2024, 03:49:54 AM
Version 3.6.6 - 06.24.2024
- Added hardware (caps and bases) options to the post module.
- Updated the material/color parameter for (exterior) wall trim to include custom materials.
Owner-Builder Projects / Re: Okanogan 14x24 by a lurker...
Last post by OlJarhead - June 24, 2024, 07:05:26 AM
and the latest...
General Forum / Re: Building advice
Last post by OlJarhead - June 24, 2024, 07:04:31 AM
I've known lots of people that went the pre-built route but those shells are typically thin (2x4) and not usually top quality for the price.

While building alone is going to take longer you will build what you want, your way, etc but again, it takes long ;)  Heck, I'm still finishing and adding etc after 15 years.
General Forum / Re: Questions about Victoria's...
Last post by OlJarhead - June 24, 2024, 07:02:23 AM
It's been a while since I bought mine (15 years) but there was a location on the main page for them.
Is this the one?
General Forum / Questions about Victoria's Cot...
Last post by Folook - June 23, 2024, 11:57:25 PM
I'm interested in the 16-foot studio plans from Victoria's Cottage, but I can't seem to find them. Are they still available, or have they been removed?
General Forum / Building advice
Last post by longcory52 - June 23, 2024, 07:10:47 AM
Hi everyone, pleased to be join the forum. My name is Cory, my wife and I live in Western Newfoundland. We have recently obtained some crown land that we hope to have a cabin on in the near future.

Currently, we are looking at some different options including building our own cabin, or possibly purchasing and having a pre built shed/cabin placed on our spot.

The 14x24 cabin style plans available on this website are ideally what we want as far as style and size. I do have some intermediate building experience, but am definitely not an expert. If we were to go this route, I would potentially look at having our lumber milled privately to cut down on building costs.

Our cabin area is about 30km into the woods with decent road access in the summer, and snowmobile I'm the winter.

The easier/faster but more expensive option would be to have one of those pre built sheds dropped on the spot. But not exactly the style we want.

Any advice?

(Picture of prefab option attached. Dimensions 12x28' around $17,000. Inside is unfinished)

Referral Links / Re: Truss Calculators
Last post by Medeek - June 22, 2024, 10:59:39 PM
Version 3.5.5 - 06.22.2024
- Fixed a bug introduced in Version 3.4.7 for all rafter and truss roofs (when adv. roof options disabled).

!! **Critical Bug Fix** !!
This bug only reveals itself if you turn off the advanced roof options.  The bug applies to truss and rafter roofs.  I highly recommend updating to this latest version.
Referral Links / Re: Medeek Electrical Plugin
Last post by Medeek - June 22, 2024, 04:16:51 PM
Tutorial #7:  Misc. Fixtures