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Offline mogie01

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Re: Our 20 x 34 1-1/2 story cabin in Michigan
« Reply #350 on: October 25, 2013, 09:09:26 AM »
Where did you get your spiral staircase from? (sorry if I missed it earlier) I have been struggling to fit a stair in the 20 wide plan without taking up too much space. Cost?
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Sorry, I missed your question about the price.  The stairs cost us about $4,000.

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« Reply #351 on: October 25, 2013, 10:26:36 AM »
4K Ouch!  Thanks for the info!  You have great attention to detail in your place. Very impressive!

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« Reply #352 on: December 15, 2013, 04:42:07 PM »
We spent a great weekend up at the cabin, snowboarding at Crystal Mountain, decorating for Christmas and sitting in the hot tub.  Life is good  :)

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« Reply #353 on: December 16, 2013, 05:46:20 AM »
It was a bit brisk over the weekend, even a bit further south.  2 degrees when I left for work this morning.  The snow really brings out a different beauty.  Any cabin issues from the weather?

The tree is a nice touch.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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« Reply #354 on: December 16, 2013, 04:46:55 PM »
Hi mogie. What a great cabin. I just finished reading your thread from top to bottom. There is a lot of inspiration contained in your words and photos. I really like what you did with your rafter ties and collar ties. That stone wall is incredible. Coming home to that cabin after a day on the slopes would be amazing.

Did you design it yourself or did you purchase plans? I am working on a design that has a lot of similar elements. I noticed that you opted for a ridge board with rafter ties on half the cabin. Were you planning for the loft joists to tie together the other half of the cabin? I was considering that arrangement but I am now leaning toward using a ridge beam.
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« Reply #355 on: January 03, 2014, 11:47:53 AM »
Hi mogie. What a great cabin. I just finished reading your thread from top to bottom. There is a lot of inspiration contained in your words and photos. I really like what you did with your rafter ties and collar ties. That stone wall is incredible. Coming home to that cabin after a day on the slopes would be amazing.

Did you design it yourself or did you purchase plans? I am working on a design that has a lot of similar elements. I noticed that you opted for a ridge board with rafter ties on half the cabin. Were you planning for the loft joists to tie together the other half of the cabin? I was considering that arrangement but I am now leaning toward using a ridge beam.

Thanks North Sask, we purchased the plans from here, if you click on CP-Home from the menu above you will see the list of plans they have.  We made some changes using 3D Home Architect, that program was a great help, it even gives you a visual idea of what the home will look like.  Yes, we planned on using the loft joints as ties. 

Good luck on your build!!  Keep posting updates, we'd love to watch your progress.  w*

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« Reply #356 on: January 03, 2014, 11:56:34 AM »
It was a bit brisk over the weekend, even a bit further south.  2 degrees when I left for work this morning.  The snow really brings out a different beauty.  Any cabin issues from the weather?

The tree is a nice touch.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Weather has been so cold up north, last week it was 7 degrees.  We have no complaints at all about the temp inside the cabin.  We get a fire going in our little woodburning stove and once it gets going we can easily keep the temperature between 66 and the low 70s (my husband does have to get up in the middle of the night to add more wood but he's getting that down to a fine art and now he's figuring out the best way to keep it giong).  We leave all of the inside doors open and keep the overhead fans on to circulate the heat.

Happy New Year everyone!!   ;D

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« Reply #357 on: January 03, 2014, 12:11:36 PM »
I found this old youtube video of our build, as you can see there has been a lot done since this video but I'm adding it in here in the hopes it might help give some perspective to the size of the cabin and the rooms etc.


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« Reply #358 on: March 03, 2014, 02:12:55 PM »
We had a great time up at the cabin with the kids.  My son and his friend helped us frame the cabin so it was neat showing them the fruits of their labor.



We've had so much snow we're running out of places to put it!  Second snowiest winter on record  :o

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« Reply #359 on: March 05, 2014, 04:11:57 PM »
Really love your place and remember  that video from some time ago ....
What you up to in total snowfall?
It's been a dilly for sure. Ready for summer and even them stinkin' skeeters at this point will sound nice ;)

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« Reply #360 on: May 05, 2014, 04:15:54 PM »
The snow is gone and the sun was out so we finally got around to making a video of how the cabin looks now. 



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« Reply #361 on: May 05, 2014, 04:23:54 PM »
Absolutely awesome cabin, I love it.  You are definitely not "roughing" it with that hot tub!  :)  Congrats.

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« Reply #362 on: August 07, 2014, 05:45:36 AM »
It's been a little while since we last posted an update.  This year so far we have stained the cabin and have started working on placing river rock on the foundation wall, we also bought some bark to clean up around the cabin. This weekend we are going up to grout.











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« Reply #363 on: August 07, 2014, 10:40:14 AM »
looks great.. hope you are enjoying some leisure time there as well as work - it looks like a very restful setting..  jt

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« Reply #364 on: August 13, 2014, 02:20:51 PM »
We got all of the grouting done and we're really happy with how it turned out.  We are now starting to clean up the yard a bit, we spread some wood chips and then worked on our fire pit, next week we should be able to sit and enjoy it :)



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Re: Our 20 x 34 1-1/2 story cabin in Michigan
« Reply #365 on: August 18, 2014, 03:42:46 AM »
The river rock looks awesome!  I'm currently looking for iron ore rock (native to east texas) for post columns as well. 

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Re: Our 20 x 34 1-1/2 story cabin in Michigan
« Reply #366 on: November 04, 2014, 06:48:54 AM »
I've been reading all the different threads about the 20X30 cabins and have fallen in love with yours! Can't wait to make my dream a reality. Thank you so much for sharing your progress!

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« Reply #367 on: August 01, 2017, 02:47:28 PM »
Do you have a link to view your pictures on this build.  I can't see any of them......all show errors.
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« Reply #368 on: August 01, 2017, 03:38:06 PM »
Do you have a link to view your pictures on this build.  I can't see any of them......all show errors.
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The missing images are due to photobucket's change of their rules regarding what we can do with images stored on PB's servers. It is sad, but they wreaked havoc all over the interent with that change.

OP has not been online here for over 6 months, so updates to the image links may not happen. A work around is to right click on the PB notice image and thren select to open image in a new tab/window. That usually opens the PB page with the missing image.
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« Reply #369 on: August 04, 2017, 10:16:35 AM »
I had now idea photobucket did this.  Yeesh.  I went on their website and I'm even finding it really difficult to download my libraries, I keep getting an error message.  I'll have to download each picture separately.  Does anyone have a suggestion as to the best website to store the pics?

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« Reply #370 on: August 04, 2017, 10:45:38 AM »
I had now idea photobucket did this.  Yeesh.  I went on their website and I'm even finding it really difficult to download my libraries, I keep getting an error message.  I'll have to download each picture separately.  Does anyone have a suggestion as to the best website to store the pics?

Currently I'm using https://postimages.org/

 

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