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Pa_Kettle

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14x24 Little House in the sticks
« on: June 21, 2006, 05:27:36 AM »
With the help of the "Plans Support" board here, we've started building our Little House in woods.

Check out:
http://www.bellsouthpwp.net/n/i/nibblet/land/

We hope to get it out of the weather before fall and seem to be on track so far.  It'll have a metal roof and probably metal siding with a porch wrapping around two sides.  We plan to power with solar and heat with wood (and sunlight).

Thanks for looking,
PK

glenn-k

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2006, 05:57:23 AM »
Nice pics and progress, PK --- I had to run back to your first post and see that this is South Central Missouri.  Great job.

Jimmy_Cason

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2006, 07:58:04 AM »
That foundation frame looks good and kinda familiar.

Hee Hee.....I like the Patent Pending at the end of the blog!

Pa_Kettle

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2006, 11:15:48 AM »
Thanks for the compliments. :)

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Hee Hee.....I like the Patent Pending at the end of the blog!

Yes yes, that's my patented adjustable spare-tire-deck-block beam support kit.  We wanted to be sure we had the beam sitting on something sturdy and adjustable.  With one medium sized male and one small female, we've got to use our heads as much as our backs.

PK

jraabe

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2006, 12:16:12 PM »
Heads do come in handy on a building project  :D - and two are usually better than one.

Nice job on the foundation. And better pics than I was able to get on the original story on the website.
 


PS - My original photos of the first Little House were taken with my first digital camera, a Sony Mavica that saved images to a 3.5" floppy disk at a maximum of 640x480 resolution.  :) Looks a bit grainy today!
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Pa_Kettle

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2006, 05:27:08 AM »
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Nice job on the foundation. And better pics than I was able to get on the original story on the website.

Thanks!  I've got a bunch of photos for each stage of the process.  You're welcome to them, once we get the cabin enclosed, to illustrate what to do and what not to do.   :P


PK

jraabe

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2006, 06:26:08 AM »
Thanks PK for that offer of sharing the photos.

I think for now you're doing a great job of keeping your blog updated and we can just paste photos we want to discuss into the forum like this...



 :) Patent Pend. - Pa_Kettle :)                      How to do this...
« Last Edit: June 22, 2006, 09:33:34 AM by glenn-k »

Pa_Kettle

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2006, 09:15:55 AM »
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I think for now you're doing a great job of keeping your blog updated and we can just paste photos we want to discuss into the forum like this...

Ok, but I'd rather not directy link photos from that bellsouth site.  It's free and they will deny me access if they think I'm hosting images on their server or if I go over some bandwidth usage.  I'd rather just post the link to the image in the forum and let people hit the link to view the image.

Or (I think) we can attach images directly to the forum, right?  That'd keep the images around if I move (or redesign) the site.

Pk

glenn-k

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2006, 09:31:29 AM »
We can copy them to Photobucket then they will not leach from your site -- I'll move the above one now.  We can copy your image location -usually with right click the copy only once to Photobucket then you won't lose any bandwidth from there on.

There-- it's done and is now coming from Photobucket. :)
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Pa_Kettle

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2006, 09:40:04 AM »
Lol, that was fast.

Thanks Glenn!

Pk

glenn-k

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2006, 09:44:39 AM »
No problem - just checked in once before I had off for work.  You can start a free account there and host photo's there if you want too -- then you can re-find them and they are always around with no problem -- that's why they are there. :)  It also provides the image tags you can just copy and paste directly to this forum - much easier.  Files linked or loaded here directly are one per posting - Photobucket links are about as many as you can fit in your message then they displaydirectly like the one above.

Pa_Kettle

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2006, 06:03:02 PM »

glenn-k

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2006, 08:41:52 PM »
Wow -PK -- looks like someones excited about that new subfloor.

jwv

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2006, 04:50:17 AM »
And american advertising would have you think it takes diamonds or flowers or proposals in Rome-really all it takes is a few sheets of plywood and a guy in a toolbelt!  ;)

Judy

Jimmy_Cason

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2006, 07:51:52 AM »
Pk
 This is really funny. I have the same dancing pic at my place!



glenn-k

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2006, 11:00:32 PM »
Wow -- must be something about freshly nailed wood that makes women dance. :-/

Pa_Kettle

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2006, 12:20:25 PM »
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Pk
 This is really funny. I have the same dancing pic at my place!

Hehe, too funny!

Well I can only image what will happen when we get the whole thing closed in...

Pa_Kettle

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2006, 03:30:17 PM »
More progress:
http://www.bellsouthpwp.net/n/i/nibblet/land/cabin/floor_2.html

Doesn't look like much more work, but we finished nailing down the sub-floor, all 1,000,000 nails...  and got most of the foundation support done.

On to the walls!

PK

Amanda_931

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2006, 05:47:52 PM »
Cute critter, nice picture, too.

(frog, I guess)

peg_688

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2006, 06:22:11 PM »
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Cute critter, nice picture, too.

(frog, I guess)

  Looks a lot like one ifin it ain't one  ;D

  Nice clean site to Pa , I like that :)

 1,000,000 nails ya say :o ::) ;)

Pa_Kettle

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2006, 06:57:01 AM »
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Cute critter, nice picture, too.

(frog, I guess)
Yeah, it's a frog.  Its species name is...   wait for it...   green frog. :D

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1,000,000 nails ya say :o ::) ;)
Felt like a million nails.  I've figured out I might be using the wrong hammer.  It's 16 oz. general use jobbie.  I'm going to see if I can find a 20+ oz. framing hammer this week.

PK

Sassy

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2006, 08:48:41 AM »
Lookin good!

Pa_Kettle

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2006, 10:33:29 AM »
Made it a bit further this weekend.  It was like really really hot...

http://www.bellsouthpwp.net/n/i/nibblet/land/cabin/walls_1.html

jraabe

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2006, 11:20:49 AM »
Looking very nice and clean.

Stay cool. It was 48º F this morning when I woke up. Wish I could send some of our NW cool weather to some of you.  ;D

Opps... here comes the sun.

vern38

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Re: 14x24 Little House in the sticks
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2006, 02:42:04 PM »
I'll trade some of that cooler weather for ours, 102 in the shade right now. ;)

Vern

 

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