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Author Topic: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"  (Read 4710 times)

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #180 on: August 21, 2019, 09:35:50 AM »
I asked Jim to move this thread to the Timber Framing section.
I have contracted with a timber framer from Vermont named Dave Sills to build the frame. He built another cabin in our valley and it's a beautiful place. I am looking forward to working with him.

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and thank you all for your positive input!
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Actually we need to thank Jeff for the move as I was not able to do it correctly.
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #181 on: August 21, 2019, 12:05:44 PM »
There's a lot to thank Jeff for.
Thanks Jeff!
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #182 on: August 28, 2019, 07:46:29 PM »
Last weekend I picked up enough 1x8 tongue and groove knotty pine for the underlayment of the ceiling. They are 16' long and wrapped in bundles of 5. I never saw it wrapped like that before.

Luckily the Poole brothers stopped by just as I was starting to unload.

 
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #183 on: August 28, 2019, 08:17:14 PM »
Lucky for you,unlucky for them. :D
I have a friend that helped me put up full 2x10x12,hot of the sawmill. He did not show up for a month after that. ;D
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #184 on: August 28, 2019, 09:28:09 PM »
Great plan and project! 
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #185 on: September 03, 2019, 09:43:54 AM »
Here's the first beams cut for the cabin.
Were getting closer. We plan on standing the timber frame up starting the 23rd of this month.

 
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #186 on: September 03, 2019, 06:41:34 PM »
I'm impressed. Goodluck
I am just about to embark on a similiar project. The gears are turning and I will know in a month or so
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #187 on: September 18, 2019, 02:14:45 PM »
Here's another whack of beams for my house.
They will be loaded on the truck and on Monday the 23rd start heading from Vermont to West Virginia. Man it's getting exciting!


 
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #188 on: September 18, 2019, 04:44:40 PM »
Yes!  Yes it is!  8)
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #189 on: September 18, 2019, 06:22:10 PM »
Yep, keep on a roll'n. 8)
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #190 on: October 03, 2019, 01:54:59 PM »
It's been an incredible couple of weeks!
We had 2 experienced timber framers, 3 local contractors, 1 crane operator and 6 more people that helped and did not get in the way. No one got hurt, and we all had a great time. This has been a very positive experience and my retirement home is really taking shape.

On Wednesday morning the 23rd the truck and crane showed up on time. Now that's a great start. We unloaded and got the truck out in about 1/2 hour.

 

Here's the first bent going up. What a moment!

 

The 2nd bent going up.

 

I got to run the Hammer a couple of whacks.

 

and sometimes you can't wait for the crane and just got to set the post yourself.

 

kidding aside the professionals were a pleasure to work with and allowed us novices to help and learn.

Here's the last pic I took as I was leaving to come back home and to work.

 

My general contractor is still on the job buttoning it up. Once it is enclosed it will sit for the winter while I do little things around it and rebuild my finances.

I am very happy with the progress and the way it looks.
I have had the plans on my desk and poured over them for a while but being there while it came together is an amazing experience.
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #191 on: October 03, 2019, 02:09:45 PM »
Jon,

Just by your button suspenders anyone can tell you got class!! [I wear them too! :D :D :D :D}

Great progress!
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #192 on: October 03, 2019, 03:14:02 PM »
Great progress Jon! Looks great. You'll soon be in'er. ;D
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« Reply #193 on: October 03, 2019, 06:01:25 PM »
Now it looks like something!!!
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #194 on: October 03, 2019, 08:35:57 PM »
This is Amazing.  Thanks for sharing your joy Jon.  thumbs-up
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« Reply #195 on: October 03, 2019, 08:40:45 PM »
Very inspirational. YAHOO !!
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« Reply #196 on: October 03, 2019, 10:09:40 PM »
Really looking like its coming together now!
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« Reply #197 on: October 03, 2019, 11:42:56 PM »
Wow what progress!  Great job!
Looks like it was fun too.  Nice to accomplish all this with a fun group to work with.  Look forward to additional updates.  

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #198 on: October 04, 2019, 06:37:02 AM »
Jon,

Just by your button suspenders anyone can tell you got class!! [I wear them too! :D :D :D :D}

Great progress!
well, without them it would be a whole different show!
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #199 on: October 04, 2019, 07:22:02 AM »
That first pic of the crane under the lines sucked my belly button up, he must have been a good operator. It looks great, and looks like y'all had a good time :).
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