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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2010, 11:08:47 PM »
Well most of the rafters are on.  The metal roofing is ordered and on its way.

Meanwhile...I've been busy with Google Sketchup.  I LOVE THIS PROGRAM!





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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2010, 08:37:28 PM »
KYdoomer, This is such a cool thread. I cant believe I missed it until now. I look forward to watching your progress.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2010, 09:15:40 PM »
Thanks Dan!

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2010, 04:54:49 AM »
Nice sketch.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2010, 08:09:30 PM »
I tried Google Sketch and I SUCK with it.

I'll have to keep trying or go back to the drawing board.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2010, 09:23:32 PM »
I was very bad at it until I watched one of the videos and realized something from what they said. 

You draw in 2-D and pull things into 3-D.  The push/pull feature is the bomb.  There is a tutorial about drawing a chair.  Once I walked through the chair exercise it was over for me, I had it.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2010, 09:01:13 PM »
You can use treated plywood to seal your gaps in the foundation similar to how mobiles are sealed up. give you an air space underneath it'll reduce your heat costs. plus give you area for dry storage.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2010, 06:17:19 AM »
This is very wonderful. Good work!

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2010, 07:26:15 AM »
That is true nwbowhunter.

Thank you sweethearts mom.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2010, 09:40:23 AM »


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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2010, 10:18:39 AM »
You have done an outstanding job on this project!

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2010, 10:23:49 AM »
Its coming along nicely Doomer, can't wait to rent it out for the weekend some day.  ;)

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2010, 10:35:04 AM »
Doomer, you have me day dreaming now.  Hot damn, I want to build something like this.  Will have to work in the plans as I look for my BOL. 

I don't remember seeing it in the thread, are you going to be completely off grid?  What kind of amenities are you planning?

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2010, 01:57:00 PM »
Thanks guys!  I hoped seeing the process would help inspire others and show that it really isn't terribly hard to do.

About going off-grid, kind of.  I plan on having a water tower next to the house with a huge tank or maybe a buried cistern and well with a solar pump.  I had to modify my drawing before I took that snapshot because I am planning on having a bath-house nearby.  I also plan a composting outhouse.  As for power I'm going to go with propane appliances and a small solar system for basic lighting.  Wood stove for heat and cooking in emergency situations, this is the area of KY that went without power for a few weeks during that last big ice storm.  I honestly would be content with just a woodstove but I AM trying to convince my wife that she wants to move here permanently.   

The latest picture shows the porch and a 4 foot storage area above it.  Opposite side of the house is a 8x16 loft for sleeping.  I am looking at cargo nets to throw across the open space for more sleeping if needed-a giant hammock if you will. 

The bathhouse is just one of many extra outbuildings I want.  I'd like to have a smokehouse, greenhouse and a barn.  Those may have to wait, I'm blowing through my budget very quickly.

The thing that I am most impressed about and I can't claim much of the credit here is that this house has so many materials that are reused.  The concrete pads that set the porch posts and the entire floor structure came from a dock that was torn down.  I got a window for like 25 bucks.  I've only paid one contractor so far and that was the people that helped me with the footer.  I have got to give my dad credit though.  I'm not great at the mental aspect of building but he has pulled me through every mental block I've had, not to mention swinging a hammer with me.  For that matter, my mom and wife have done their fair share of building as well.  To boot, I've convinced my dad that he wants a shingle making attachment for his sawmill so I will side the house for virtually free (to me!).

Anyone can do this, for sure.

J


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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2010, 09:34:51 AM »
Another +1 for KYd for consistent progress coupled with consistent updates.


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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2010, 03:31:54 PM »
Another +1 for KYd for consistent progress coupled with consistent updates.


Says the master of consistent progress and updates!  ;)  

Cheers Cohutt!

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2010, 04:12:07 PM »
KYd, looks awesome.  Thanks for sharing your dream with us.  I hope to be repaying the favor sooner rather than later.  ;) 

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2010, 04:28:12 PM »
I want you to design one for me!  :P

Man, I remember the CAD program I used in Shop class. Today it seems so primitive.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2010, 04:34:04 PM »
You are my hero, KYDoomer.  I'm obsessing over google sketchup now.  :D

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2010, 06:44:38 PM »
KYd, looks awesome.  Thanks for sharing your dream with us.  I hope to be repaying the favor sooner rather than later.  ;) 

You all do it every day.

I want you to design one for me!  :P

Man, I remember the CAD program I used in Shop class. Today it seems so primitive.

I took a CAD class when I was 21 and I didn't get it.  For some reason I could do CATIA.  I lived back in the world of wire drawings and math data so I know what you mean about primitive.

You are my hero, KYDoomer.  I'm obsessing over google sketchup now.  :D

LOL, I admit that I am obsessed with it too.  I spent a slow Friday at work doing nothing but drawing and redrawing.  I hope they don't realized they paid me to do that!

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2011, 06:18:19 PM »


I had to pay to get it done but the roof is on.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #51 on: January 20, 2011, 08:58:39 PM »
How in the hell did I miss this this thread?

One thing though, I don't see anything about a room for DEV.  What gives?  :P

Seriously cool J, & I'm totally watching this with interest.  I had a friend offer me a few acres gratis last weekend in the hills in SW MO.  Seriously considering going all "Grizzly Adams" & using your cabin as an idea.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #52 on: January 20, 2011, 09:13:31 PM »
It looks like things are coming along nicely. Great work KYdoomer!

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2011, 10:36:52 PM »
How in the hell did I miss this this thread?

One thing though, I don't see anything about a room for DEV.  What gives?  :P

Seriously cool J, & I'm totally watching this with interest.  I had a friend offer me a few acres gratis last weekend in the hills in SW MO.  Seriously considering going all "Grizzly Adams" & using your cabin as an idea.

Well if I told everyone about the super secret DEV room then it wouldn't be the super secret DEV room anymore   ;D  And damn, that offer is too good for you to pass up! 

Thanks guys for your compliments.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2011, 11:58:01 PM »
This is the point where I slip into a day dream about living off grind in the hills... except its 11 pm.  Ok... I will just dream about it for now.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2011, 07:16:55 AM »
excellent thread!


Cohutt, nice shed! a couple things i might add that are not critical but would definitely help in the longevity of the building.

-raising it off the ground. concrete blocks or maybe even a couple pavers/bricks tall under the lower plate will help prevent serious rotting.  even if the wood is treated it will rot.  i would hate to see such a nice shed have to come down.

-also, if you havent already, a bit of structure will help the gabled ends from sagging over time.
ex:   http://www.askthebuilder.com/artman212/uploads/1/578.jpg      

anyways guys...keep up the great work. i would like to see everyones home projects! maybe add a "craftmen"...uh..."craftsperson"   thread to the homesteading section?

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2011, 08:26:01 AM »
This is the point where I slip into a day dream about living off grind in the hills... except its 11 pm.  Ok... I will just dream about it for now.

LOL Greywolf!

Thanks guys.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2011, 05:17:18 PM »
Well after a loooooooong winter I finally got back out to the cabin to take a look at the roofing job I contracted.  It looks great, I couldn't have asked for a better job.  I went first thing Saturday morning and bought ext. doors, windows, wrap and fasteners. 


My wife took a pic of me off wondering in the woods.  On the LH side of the picture about mid way up you can see the Blood River branch of Kentucky Lake.


The wife standing in the doorway.


The interior roof.


Getting the sheathing nailed down tight.


After wrap and window installation.  This is the south side, it has the most windows.




The road back out.

Next up, trim, gutters and then worrying about buying enough cedar shingles and wiring and plumbing.

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2011, 05:30:38 PM »
I am soooo jealous, looks great!  Good luck with it!   ;)

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Re: Cabin Progression
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2011, 05:36:24 PM »
Good progress !