The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

TURBOSAWMILL GIANT SALE ON NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 31st


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat



Author Topic: Building a new home, returning to the farm.  (Read 13772 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline SwampDonkey

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 35862
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Centreville, NB
  • Gender: Male
  • Large Tooth
    • Share Post
Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:20:47 PM »
Today I received the finished house plans for a new home on the farm in Royalton. This was several months, but we never really got going until October because the sale of the house in Grafton did not come about until the end of August, and will be final March 1 this year. I will update this page later with photos since I think the gallery is temporarily offline. I will keep this thread updated as we progress along, come spring time.  :)

Photos to follow....

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
Dirty Harry

Offline thecfarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 27048
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Chesterville,Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • If I don't do it,it don't get done
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 12:32:51 PM »
I did not see the house. My Dinosaur computer does not like facebook. I can just about get by with youtube,when it feels like it. But I did see some examples of what you weave?
Good luck with the house.About 18 years ago my dream was made. We built a house on The Farm,right where I always dreamed of one. We was trying to lay the house out in March. I had to ran around and gather up snow to put stakes up.   ::)No snow,but the ground was froze solid.
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

Offline SwampDonkey

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 35862
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Centreville, NB
  • Gender: Male
  • Large Tooth
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 12:39:52 PM »
Yep, ok. It's because it's not public I guess. I'll take the link down and get the images on here as soon as is possible.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
Dirty Harry

Offline Weekend_Sawyer

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3477
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Laurel, MD
  • Gender: Male
  • Jack of all trades, master of fun
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 01:44:21 PM »
Congratulations Donk!

Building a house is the best of times and the worst of times.

I need to update my thread.

Jon
Imagine, Me a Tree Farmer.
Jon, Appalachian American Wannabe. ... and it looks like my dream will come true!

Offline SwampDonkey

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 35862
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Centreville, NB
  • Gender: Male
  • Large Tooth
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 01:59:33 PM »
Yes indeed.  And do keep us up to date on your progress, Jon. There won't be a lot to report on for awhile on my end until the glaciers melt.  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
Dirty Harry

Offline Weekend_Sawyer

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3477
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Laurel, MD
  • Gender: Male
  • Jack of all trades, master of fun
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 02:04:00 PM »
I just went back and checked my thread and really don't have much to add.
It's moving slow right now I'm sure we will have a flurry of activity this spring.
Imagine, Me a Tree Farmer.
Jon, Appalachian American Wannabe. ... and it looks like my dream will come true!

Offline WDH

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 27508
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • Share Post
    • hamsleyhardwood.com
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 07:59:15 PM »
Make sure that you put it on high stilts so that the glaciers can slide under it  :D
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5640SU, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.  hamsleyhardwood.com

Offline SwampDonkey

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 35862
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Centreville, NB
  • Gender: Male
  • Large Tooth
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 04:45:56 AM »
Yeah, have to be 9 feet to be above the glacier line. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
Dirty Harry

Online Hilltop366

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2147
  • Location: Nova Scotia
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 08:04:34 AM »
 smiley_thumbsup

Congratulations! I built my own, moved in about 15 years ago.

Lots of work and lots of personal satisfaction.

Offline SwampDonkey

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 35862
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Centreville, NB
  • Gender: Male
  • Large Tooth
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 10:03:21 AM »
House Exterior.






960 square feet on both floors.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
Dirty Harry

Offline Autocar

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2805
  • Location: Twenty five miles southwest of Lima Ohio
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 10:11:59 AM »
Cool I like it ! Will be a fun project  8)

Offline WDH

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 27508
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • Share Post
    • hamsleyhardwood.com
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 07:40:51 AM »
You will need a 90 degree roof to help the glaciers slide off  :).

Love the porch.  A man needs a porch like that. 
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5640SU, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.  hamsleyhardwood.com

Offline Peter Drouin

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 8626
  • Location: New Hampshire
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • A&P Saw mill LLC
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 08:31:36 AM »
Nice, I would run the porch to the side door.
2008 LT40 super,2008 edger, Cat telahandler, JD 5410 And can cut up to 45' long
http://www.forestryforum.com/sanbornton     NH Timberland Owners Association supporter.
And a license NH soft wood grader.
Sawing since 1987

Offline SwampDonkey

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 35862
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Centreville, NB
  • Gender: Male
  • Large Tooth
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2018, 09:57:52 AM »
It actually is the access to the main screened in porch to the left, that faces west toward the mountains and farm fields. The front entry will have concrete steps that we have and to the left an outside tap. The front open porch is just the right size for sitting in the March-April sun and for the close line off the left end.  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
Dirty Harry

Offline Don P

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4797
  • Location: Southwestern VA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Calculator Index
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2018, 05:15:49 PM »
Snow guards would be a good idea on the upper roof over the porch, that drop can beat up the porch roof and cause leaks. If you go that route then count on the weight of the snow on the upper rafters... which is better than an impact load on the porch.

Offline SwampDonkey

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 35862
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Centreville, NB
  • Gender: Male
  • Large Tooth
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 09:37:12 PM »
Shouldn't be a problem, the drop was much higher than that on the old farm house from the main house onto the shed roof, for over 120 years. The snow could never really get any depth. ;)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
Dirty Harry

Offline SwampDonkey

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 35862
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Centreville, NB
  • Gender: Male
  • Large Tooth
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2018, 06:18:30 AM »
This coming week I will most likely be signing off the internet grid for a few months. I will be moving out of Grafton and back to Royalton, staying at my brother's until the new house is built. I will update this thread on the other side,  so to speak, with construction photos. My internet will probably be satellite or tower based when I emerge and not FiberOp any longer. Oh well, happiness and contentment often times has trade-offs. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
Dirty Harry

Offline 47sawdust

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1317
  • Age: 71
  • Location: worcester,vt.
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2018, 06:58:03 AM »
I love a wrap around porch but they can be a rigging problem for future maintenance and repair work.
Mick
1997 WM Lt30 1999 WM twin blade edger Kubota L3750 Tajfun winchGood Health Work is my hobby.

Offline thecfarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 27048
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Chesterville,Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • If I don't do it,it don't get done
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2018, 08:45:57 AM »
Good luck with the build. We did that 18 years ago. All went smooth except for ledge,BIG rock where the bedroom is. A blasting crew helped that problem out.  ;D
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

Offline SwampDonkey

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 35862
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Centreville, NB
  • Gender: Male
  • Large Tooth
    • Share Post
Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2018, 08:57:21 AM »
Shouldn't really be any on the spot we are building, half the cement floor footage is near the existing ground surface. There is probably 3 feet of field stone on top of the slope. Time will tell and the excavator man may find a few treasures, many not so golden I suspect.  :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
Dirty Harry


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Building another Farm Table

Started by 123maxbars on General Woodworking

0 Replies
497 Views
Last post November 19, 2016, 09:59:30 AM
by 123maxbars
xx
Building a campsite on my tree farm

Started by bigtrees on General Board

7 Replies
1245 Views
Last post June 25, 2018, 11:50:55 AM
by WV Sawmiller
xx
building a new home

Started by hillbilly on Timber Framing/Log construction

8 Replies
2314 Views
Last post December 10, 2005, 04:49:35 PM
by hillbilly
xx
Building a home

Started by sticks on Timber Framing/Log construction

11 Replies
3238 Views
Last post December 21, 2005, 07:13:04 AM
by Max sawdust
 


Powered by EzPortal