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Building a cabin in the mountains
« on: May 13, 2006, 01:05:55 PM »
I'm thinking of starting a thread on our cabin construction.  Where should I put it?

Here are the first pictures.


Cousin Rodney getting to grade


 Forming it up.
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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2006, 01:11:46 PM »
Qweaver,

I would probablly put the cabin where the footings are being formed up :D :D :D

It looks like a great spot, so keep the pics a comin' 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2006, 02:01:25 PM »
What no building permits  :D... i work on lummi island at a quarry.. I drive past some cute places/cabins.  So is this a kit cabin you are building or are you going to be getting friends and family to peel the logs for you hehe.. 8)
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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2006, 04:51:57 PM »
Hi Qweaver,
This will be a good thread - I will follow with interest.  Tell us some more on the style etc youre building.  And plenty of photos!  :D
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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2006, 10:37:13 PM »
Looks like a fun project Qweaver, will be fun reading and looking your nice pics  :)
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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2006, 06:17:45 AM »
A bunch of smart alecs! Of course whadda expect from us?  ::)

I love cabins - I always wanted to be a hermit - unduly influence by "My Side of the Mountain" when a kid. I guess I have to do "My Side of the Jungle" now.  :D

I have access to some releos (thinnings) of teak that are undersized (not mine, someone who planted too close) and I can buy each for about 25 cents - I tend to use them for post.

So, I will be watching your thread really carefully!

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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2006, 06:54:10 AM »
Fred,
  "My side of the Mountain" had the same effect on me! It's been so many years ago now (way too many years :D )when I saw it. I do think it had influence on my career path and my choice of dwelling places. I need to try to find that movie again, I can't remember why it had such an impact. Maybe it was the scenery like in "Jeremiah Johnson".I'm glad to hear that someone else was moved the same way.

  Oh yeah...Good luck with the cabin! :)

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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2006, 07:24:52 AM »
I hear that Jeff was influenced by it too. Now, that would make an interesting thread - how many of us ended up where we are because of that book?  :)

Oh, the cabin will go well - Hector and crew will build it!
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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2006, 09:31:41 AM »
Great project and even better way of getting away from everyday stresses. I helped my dad build a 16x24 lakeside cabin while in my teens. We had fun putting it up and spent a lot of quality time there. No building permits, no insulation, no power, and his idea of running water was two kids with buckets.
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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2006, 10:18:54 AM »
Here are the plans.


I scaled the plans from this picture.  The bottom will be open on my cabin, with room to park cars, tractor or whatever.

Front View


Side View


This tank will supply flushing and washing water and drinking water will come from a small well that has great water but not much of it. This shed gets another extension on the left side and by the time I capture water from that side also, we should have plenty of water.  This shot shows the slope better.  The foundation is another 10' below where I am standing to take this shot.

These plans are in a constant state of change.
The concrete gets poured Wed. if the rain stays away.  Getting the concrete trucks to the site and back out is the problem.  I don't think my Kubota would pull an empty concrete back up the slope...and a wrecker big enough to pull them out would put a big hole in my budget. We need 3 rain free days in a row to make the road solid .

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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2006, 05:28:08 PM »
Holy cow! Here I thought we were talking a small little cabin - looks like a Lodge to me!

It looks very cool!
So, how did I end up here anyway?

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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2006, 05:57:37 PM »
Qweaver,
Once you get the kinks worked out in your "cabin" construction project, please let me know.  I have a few acres in Illinois where I'd surely like you to build a "cabin" like that for me.  "Cabin"?  Yeah.....right! ;)  Let us know if your property taxes end up being calculated on a "cabin" basis!

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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2006, 06:02:49 PM »
I should have added some dimensions.  The cabin is only 24'x32'.  That's only 768 sq ft.  The decks make it look big.  The decks are 6' on the back and sides and 8' on the front.
Here is a plan view w/o decks.  The interior dimensions are on another layer with a lot of other info that makes it confusing to look at, so I left them off...but you get the idea of how small it is.



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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2006, 06:26:05 PM »
We built 4 cabins here in the hot tub capital of Ohio, on contract.  Any way the ground was so steep  and the site so wooded.  That we couldn't get a  concrete truck to 3 of them. We  poured concrete into the bed of a Toyota truck and backed down  while 3 of us sat on the hood for weight  so we could steer then  shoveled it  down a   trough  then into the footings.   

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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2006, 06:56:40 PM »
If you've been on the forum today, you'll notice that I've been here a lot.  That's because it's been storming and raining most of the day...but if you take a look at the picture of our motorhome shed a few posts back, you just may be able to make me out hunkered behind those stacks of firewood cooking ribs.  I've had a fire going all day and the corn and potatoes went in to the coals about 1/2 hour ago.  The beer is cold and friends will be showing up soon.  DanG the rain...Life is good!

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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2006, 11:40:47 PM »
That is a great looking cabin!  This will be a good thread.  Im looking forward to it.
You call 24x32' small?  Im looking at a 21x12' cabin!  :o  :)
Any progress this week Quinton?
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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2006, 09:13:52 PM »
Finally the weather forecast looks like there may be concrete onsite tomorrow or Tue.  Today was beautiful with sun and some wind.  The road is already solid.  We have been cutting joints all day today and getting lumber restacked in the order that we are going to use it. 

I have a cut list with a drawing of each sill, post and girt but it is still mind bending to get the cuts properly oriented.  The only mistakes that I have made so far were on the waste side so that I only had to re-cut to make all well.  wooo!
Come on sunshine, just stay dry for four more days and then it can rain for a week and I won't care.

Here's a few pics.  I'm amazed at how straight the poplar has stayed.



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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2006, 10:48:20 PM »
Looks great.

Uhh, you saw 'em and the lad in the green shirt hauls it away and brings another?  :)
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Re: Building a cabin in the mountains
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2006, 02:19:39 AM »
Over here that size cabin would house a family of six,
it sure looks like a beut of a spot, you got any pic of the local?




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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2006, 11:34:06 PM »
 Hallelujah, finally a break in the rain and the concrete flowed today at 4:00PM.  The final troweling was done at nearly 10:00 pm.  Everything goes up from here.  The block gets laid tomorrow.

I am excited!
Quinton


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