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sendit 07-02-2016 11:28 PM

Morning Errection, my barndo build
The wife and decided to build a ranch barndo to possibly move into in a few years. Plan on doing all the work myself other than the concrete and HVAC.

I have started with the building itself, fabricating the columns and rafters, Installing them along with lots of purlins. It's been a lot of work and heavy overhead lifting but the wife and I are warriors working together.

It's going to take some time getting this done on our own but know it's going to be very rewarding when finished.

Taking some phone pics along the build. Have also been using a gopro for time lapse stuff but the wife doesn't like me taking time from working messing with it.







88 Bound 07-02-2016 11:45 PM

Looking great so far!

Matt_C 07-02-2016 11:55 PM

Thank goodness it's about a barndo build..if I would have made a heading like that I would be in banned camp for the rest of my life.

RascalArms 07-03-2016 12:03 AM

In...I love these builds. Congrats on your purchase and enjoy the experience.

Fooshman 07-03-2016 02:58 AM


NotJose 07-03-2016 03:27 AM

Nice going so far!

JakeGraves 07-03-2016 11:30 AM

Good looking place as well. Where a outs is it?

dhall 07-03-2016 11:36 AM


Lynn21 07-03-2016 12:08 PM

That's a hotel...

blntrey3 07-05-2016 07:52 AM

Looks Great

J Sweet 07-05-2016 08:04 AM

Wow on the choice of thread title!! :D:D:D

bughunter 07-05-2016 08:09 AM


pblaetz 07-05-2016 08:17 AM

In! Looking great!

blaqkpanda 07-05-2016 10:21 AM

there's so much room for activities!

Tmag 07-05-2016 11:06 AM

Looking good, is it 40x100?

sendit 07-05-2016 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by Tmag (Post 11468937)
Looking good, is it 40x100?

It's close.....42x95
12ft sidewalls with the center being 19ft. All rooms will be good size with 9-10ft ceilings.

Some of the pictures throughout this thread will be out of sequence.

Here are 2 pics of the site before anything was done.

From the front

From the back.

I already have my 40x85 shop built. It's where I did the fabrication of the rafters and columns. It's also where the cabinetry/custom fixtures will be made.





Welding some purlin clips on....



Started hanging roof purlins.



Bad Habit 07-05-2016 04:02 PM

Heck yeah! Looking good so far. Planning to do the same on my own also. Keep posting everything and can't wait to see the time lapse video. Subscribed

God bless and keepem sharp -Steve Meurett

CabezaBlanca 07-05-2016 04:05 PM

Looking good!

rowdybass 07-05-2016 04:59 PM

Looking good man ,my wife and I are planning on doing the same thing.

Tmag 07-06-2016 07:56 AM

Doing work, that's coming along real nice. ;)b

tsu0405 07-06-2016 11:34 AM


AgBass01 07-06-2016 11:35 AM

This thread title gets me every time.

Nice work! Can't wait to see finished product.

jer_james 07-06-2016 11:36 AM

That looks great

lglidewell 07-07-2016 03:24 PM

Wow!!! Looking great so far!! I wish I had the knowledge... followed by the skills!!!! BEAUTIFUL place you have sir!

turbowhunter 07-07-2016 06:12 PM

Very nice!!

bobc 07-08-2016 01:50 PM

Very cool! Will be following your progress. Love these builds. Doing it all but the HVAC and concrete....? Pretty extensive skill-set you have there.

sendit 07-09-2016 12:46 AM

I am back at this weekend. Picked up some materials today for a loft area in the utility room. The heat is starting to get brutal on the concrete. Getting closer each week on getting the sides and roof on.

Merc 07-09-2016 03:48 AM

Awesome, love watching these.

What have you got for a floor plan?

35remington 07-11-2016 11:17 PM

I am honored that a man of your stature owns the same tape measure as a meager peasant like me.

In for the build thread!

sendit 07-12-2016 12:04 AM


Originally Posted by 35remington (Post 11487326)
I am honored that a man of your stature owns the same tape measure as a meager peasant like me.

In for the build thread!

Ha ha , those Stanley's are not made like the older ones. I am on my 3rd one since I started this project.

Making some beams for a loft area.



Been messing with the gopro and this is my first attempt to post a quick video.


Bad Habit 07-12-2016 12:28 AM

Heck yeah , go pro footage looks good. Record every chance you get. Can't wait to watch it all clipped together. Structure is coming along and looks great. Thanks for sharing the build

God bless and keepem sharp -Steve Meurett

Bad Habit 07-12-2016 12:32 AM

That home made forklift is a neat rig too..

God bless and keepem sharp -Steve Meurett

Hix 07-12-2016 02:53 AM


sendit 07-16-2016 11:16 PM

Trying to learn
I have shot "GoPro" video throughout this do it yourself project. Don't have a clue on how to get it from camera to the interwebs but today I was able to do some very basic editing. I uploaded a clip to YouTube and hope it can be seen here. I'll have to do this is parts I suppose. This is from the morning of the pour to me fabricating the WF beam for the rafters. Still have a bunch more clips to do.
Click on the link below.....


Bad Habit 07-17-2016 10:53 AM

Too fun. Great job on the build and video. Keep rolling on both and thanks for posting

God bless and keepem sharp -Steve Meurett

CoolArrow 07-17-2016 11:18 AM

True master craftsman at work. Awesome skills sir.

eastex56 07-17-2016 11:26 AM

Wow! Thats a whole lotta work by yourself. Congratulations on what will be a treasure for many years to come. Stay safe and watch the heat!!!

sendit 07-18-2016 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by eastex56 (Post 11500816)
Wow! Thats a whole lotta work by yourself. Congratulations on what will be a treasure for many years to come. Stay safe and watch the heat!!!

I did get some help from some co-workers putting up the rafter beams, try as I may it was just to much for me and my wife. I rented a telescoping forklift for that.



Hanging the roof purlins was a trying experience especially on the peak. Was able to get a couple up while I had the forklift but 95% were lifted up and installed by hand. Only dropped one from 19ft.:eek: I kissed the ground after installing the last 72lb roof purlin. I am truly blessed with a wife that helps me with whatever I am doing.

The heat is something to contend with now. I am slowing my pace and taking a lot of water breaks. Taking my time as I realize this is going to be a long term project but I do want to get it dried in soon.

sendit 08-14-2016 01:37 AM

Been awhile since posting but still making some progress. It's been mucho hot! Slow going but I am a one man band.





Started framing the windows.

This is standing in the kitchen looking out the living area window. It's 6ftx9ft


Bed rooms...

jrshuman 08-14-2016 07:20 AM

You have some skills!! It's coming along nicely

Capstone 08-14-2016 08:33 AM

Impressive DIY project. Looks like you'll have some nice views.

Bowhuntinonly 08-14-2016 08:52 AM

I like it a lot, as stated above very impressive DIY!

Soclose 08-15-2016 03:27 PM

Very nice build!

GunBow 08-16-2016 05:24 PM

everything is bigger in Texas lol. Nice!!!!

Mertzon Man 08-16-2016 05:26 PM

Looking good!

Txarrowhunter 08-17-2016 11:18 PM

Is that 10" beam?

sendit 08-18-2016 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by Txarrowhunter (Post 11592766)
Is that 10" beam?

It's 12x19#

It's been raining and we could use but it's cramping my style.:o

Getting some windows installed between storms ....


Homer75 08-18-2016 10:08 AM

This is a great thread, good luck with the build its looking great so far.

HdFilmmaker 08-18-2016 10:09 AM

It's coming along nicely. Maybe it'll only rain at night ;)

jctex81 08-18-2016 11:11 AM

Looking great! Gonna be an awesome place!

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