Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > D-I-Y Projects
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-13-2017, 10:06 PM   #51
stxslayer
Six Point
 
stxslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: La Vernia
Hunt In: Pearsall and Comfort
Default

That is the cabin I have been eyeing for a while. Just need my dads ok to build it on the property. Maybe on day. This thing is awesome can’t wait to see it finished.
stxslayer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 10:57 PM   #52
DUKFVR
Pope & Young
 
DUKFVR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sorry Azz Houston
Hunt In: San Saba,TX
Default

Coming along nicely! Congrats!
DUKFVR is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 11:13 PM   #53
Austin
Ten Point
 
Austin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kerrville
Default

Who is coming out to do your well?
Austin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-14-2017, 05:25 AM   #54
Texas8point
Pope & Young
 
Texas8point's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Hunt In: Buffalo and Juno, Texas
Default

progress report ?
Texas8point is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-20-2017, 01:58 PM   #55
rut-ro
Ten Point
 
rut-ro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Sugar Land
Hunt In: Leon,Madison and Zavalla
Default

Just ran across this again.. I was thinking Barndo for my parents now I may do this as well
rut-ro is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-30-2017, 02:04 PM   #56
batmaninja
Ten Point
 
batmaninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Hunt In: Hill Country
Default

L&L will probably be doing the well, they have witched it. Tried to connect with Greg over Thanksgiving but unfortunately wasn't able too. Depth is prob going to be 800-900 feet based on others in the area.

Nothing but good things to say about Alco Cabins. I found them on here, but there was very little info to go on. So far I have been very pleased with the cabin, only change I would make is wider stairs on the porch.

As far as progress, I am kind of back at the drawing table. Last week was the first time I actually stayed inside the cabin, before I had stayed on the porch because of the heat. And I am going to change the layout, 2 bedrooms upstairs, bathroom/kitchen/sitting room down stairs. Need to get it finalized so I can start framing.

I was able to get some dozer work done. Had a guy clear out a tank where there is a natural creek bed, and clear some fence lines. Also added a feeder for the house.
Attached Images
    
batmaninja is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-30-2017, 02:16 PM   #57
Rwc
Ten Point
 
Rwc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Crawford, Texas
Default

Enjoying the build, keep us posted.

Rwc
Rwc is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-30-2017, 02:32 PM   #58
j.trevor123
Eight Point
 
j.trevor123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: katy, tx
Hunt In: Beeville, tx
Default

LOoking good, how many acres do you have out there?
j.trevor123 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-04-2017, 07:29 AM   #59
Pullersboy
Pope & Young
 
Pullersboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Weatherford
Hunt In: Erath & Hamilton Counties.
Default

Lookin' sharp! Keep the updates coming.
Pullersboy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-04-2017, 12:13 PM   #60
bullets13
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Fannett
Hunt In: Marion Co, Jefferson Co
Default

Nice!
bullets13 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-05-2017, 03:22 PM   #61
ballgame
Ten Point
 
ballgame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Hill Country
Default

Carson that tank will pay dividends! Glad to see you adding this.
ballgame is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-09-2017, 09:38 PM   #62
sws200201
Four Point
 
sws200201's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Default

Nice.

Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
sws200201 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-11-2017, 11:53 AM   #63
19Leiker83
Nubbin' Buck
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Default

way cool!!!
19Leiker83 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-11-2017, 12:02 PM   #64
Ingle67
Four Point
 
Ingle67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Richmond, TX.
Hunt In: Uvalde County
Default

Nice!!!
Ingle67 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-11-2017, 01:21 PM   #65
quackadikt
Eight Point
 
quackadikt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Hunt In: Wherever I can
Default

Looks like a super nice place.
quackadikt is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-21-2017, 06:44 PM   #66
Codyo250
Four Point
 
Codyo250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: East Texas
Default

Awesome
Codyo250 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-24-2017, 10:27 PM   #67
Booner Sooner
Pope & Young
 
Booner Sooner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Corinth
Hunt In: Southeastern Oklahoma
Default

Looks good. Thanks for the update.
Booner Sooner is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-19-2018, 12:05 PM   #68
batmaninja
Ten Point
 
batmaninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Hunt In: Hill Country
Default

Was out at the property over Christmas and was able to get the cabin primed but got froze out before we could get it painted. Got really chilly out there with no heat, when the highs wouldn’t break 30 degrees.

Met with Greg and he witched the property again, should start digging the well in 4-5 months when he does a neighbors well. Not going to be a fun check to write.

I had a second GC, Tommy. Who looked like an obese Santa Clause, but decked out in denim instead of a red suit. Had about half a can of Cope in his mouth and the other half in his beard. I was worrying about him living long enough to complete the project. And my reservations turned out to be valid as he finally texted me back to tell me he wasn’t answering his phone because he was in the hospital getting some of his intestines removed and when he got out, he wasn’t planning on working on my cabin.

Ran out to the property again on MLK weekend. And met with another GC, Castaneda. He seems eager for the work and hopefully will treat me better that the 60 year old gringos that flaked out on me. He is supposed to finish the painting, move the stairs, frame the bathroom, and start on electrical.

Was able to get a few layers of paint down, which makes it look so much better. I had a buddy whose wife is a decorator and was able to get some Sherwin Williams paint cheap. All in was about $500.

I am looking to do a mini split for the AC and heat. Probably one for the 1st floor and 1 for the 2nd floor. Was thinking I will need something about 24,000 BTUs combined. Anyone have any suggestions one where to pick on up, or brand? I was looking at the Mitsubishis.

Am planning on doing R22 batt insulation on the walls. And am thinking about doing foam board for the ceiling, cant say I have too much experience with either. Any advice would be appreciated here too.

Was able to pick up some 100 year old barn tin that i am planning on using for teh ceiling. Met with jaspermac, and picked up and planted 10 oak trees (they looked better before the ride in the bed of the truck removed most of the leaves). Met with puncher51 and picked up some older tripods, both stand up TBHers.

Updated the layout too. Going to frame a bathroom for the downstairs, and leave the upstairs as is for now.
Attached Images
    
batmaninja is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-19-2018, 12:13 PM   #69
ballgame
Ten Point
 
ballgame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston
Hunt In: Hill Country
Default

Carson,

you might look into the Spray foam stuff for insulation.

I believe it is more Mouse proof than the R22 you mentioned.

Once mouse **** gets in your walls it is virtually impossible to get rid of.

Just my $0.02
ballgame is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-05-2018, 01:22 PM   #70
SFAbowhunter
Pope & Young
 
SFAbowhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Melissa, Texas
Hunt In: Choctaw Co. OK
Default

Any updates?
SFAbowhunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-05-2018, 02:53 PM   #71
EliteDriver
Ten Point
 
EliteDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Allen, Tx
Hunt In: Hamilton County
Default

Looks Awesome!
EliteDriver is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-05-2018, 03:01 PM   #72
BitBackShot
Eight Point
 
BitBackShot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Hunt In: Llano County
Default

Man, super cool. I too have some pretty rough land out by Enchanted Rock. I may have to pick your brain once you're done. Haven't decided what we're doing yet out there.
BitBackShot is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-07-2018, 09:34 AM   #73
kerrbow
Eight Point
 
kerrbow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kerrville Texas
Hunt In: Hill Country and Kansas
Default

For your mini-split check out Pat's services out of Harper. He did mine and is a stand up guy. Also for the insulation check out Comfort Seal Insulation in Kerrville. They did my cabin in just one day.
kerrbow is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-16-2018, 12:13 PM   #74
wlee15
Four Point
 
wlee15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: San Antonio
Hunt In: Rocksprings
Default

looking forward to an update.
wlee15 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-21-2018, 12:21 PM   #75
Hunter_Man
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Default

so glad I found this post! talking to the wife now...
Hunter_Man is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-21-2018, 12:44 PM   #76
DRT
Pope & Young
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Hunt In: Jones and San Saba Counties and Missouri
Default

I second the spray foam. Seals any leaks or cracks, places that didn't fit up just right. Keeps out anything you don't want in.
DRT is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-21-2018, 01:06 PM   #77
Da' Hitman
Eight Point
 
Da' Hitman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Fort Worth
Hunt In: Kerr County, Smith County
Default

Awesome build! Congrats on the new digs!! Definitely in for updates
Da' Hitman is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 04-23-2018, 02:54 PM   #78
batmaninja
Ten Point
 
batmaninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Hunt In: Hill Country
Default

Well I fired my 3rd GC, after he no showed me twice.

I think I found some guys to help me, finally. Had to import them from Lake Charles, and had to trade them more than a couple deer hunts, but they did some good work this past weekend. Got most of the interior electrical run and some of the outside. I bought a tub and wall kit, framed the bathroom and moved the stairs.

Hopefully the well will go in soon, then I can do the plumbing. Finish the electrical then will probably end yo spray foaming it. Anybody use, Mike M3 Insulation out of San Angelo? Had a buddy recommend him.
Attached Images
   
batmaninja is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 04-29-2018, 03:58 PM   #79
Grizzly1
Ten Point
 
Grizzly1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Nederland
Hunt In: Carthage TX, Victoria TX
Default

Great thread! Nice build! How many acres do you have?
Grizzly1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-07-2018, 05:36 AM   #80
tmstuk
Eight Point
 
tmstuk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Katy TX
Hunt In: Milam County
Default

Just found this thread. Awesome place. I'm looking at getting one of these cabins as well. Keep up the good work!
tmstuk is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-22-2018, 12:22 PM   #81
Backwoods101
Pope & Young
 
Backwoods101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Needville
Hunt In: Fort Bend, Gillespie
Default

Just found this after a short stalking session
Looks great man, wish I would have started little by little. Hard to believe good help is so hard to find up there. 95% of the gringos my uncle hired up around Harper were about as worthless as tits on a boar hog. Where are you located?
Backwoods101 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-22-2018, 02:10 PM   #82
batmaninja
Ten Point
 
batmaninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Hunt In: Hill Country
Default

I am by Cherry Springs. Regarding the help, I think it is a few things. First the area is growing with all kinds of people moving out there. So most of the GCs can pick and choose what they want to work on. Second when they see me call with a 713 area code, they think it will be a high profit job. Then they see what I need done and that I am not just going to write checks, they end up bailing on me. I also think I was spoiled by the guy that built the cabin, he did a great job.

I will let you know when the well goes in.
batmaninja is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-22-2018, 02:30 PM   #83
Stolle
Pope & Young
 
Stolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Spring, TX
Hunt In: Sutton County
Default

Looks like a perfect cabin. I would use an electric on demand water heater. I run 2 eco smarts at our camp and they are great.

I looked into installing mini splits, but the cost was a lot more than a conventional AC and Heat pump.
Stolle is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-25-2018, 03:58 AM   #84
Backwoods101
Pope & Young
 
Backwoods101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Needville
Hunt In: Fort Bend, Gillespie
Default

Beautiful area! We stayed in a cabin on Drop Tine ranch last year during the rut, no one was injured but it wasn't from lack of effort


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Backwoods101 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-25-2018, 06:24 AM   #85
DUKFVR
Pope & Young
 
DUKFVR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sorry Azz Houston
Hunt In: San Saba,TX
Default

Coming along nicely. Congrats!
DUKFVR is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-25-2018, 06:45 AM   #86
HoustonR6ryda
Ten Point
 
HoustonR6ryda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Bend
Hunt In: the woods
Default

CONGRATS!..imagine a cup of coffee on that porch
HoustonR6ryda is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-30-2018, 09:59 AM   #87
BitBackShot
Eight Point
 
BitBackShot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Hunt In: Llano County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by batmaninja View Post
Second when they see me call with a 713 area code, they think it will be a high profit job.
Definitely a lot of that issue in that area. I had a guy that was going to building me a barndo. I had a friend that just built his own (he's a GC) so I knew exactly what it cost him. The GC I was going with did great, he was right in line with everything I was expecting...

Until he priced in the interior build out, a piece he was completely subbing out.

$178k for 1000-1200 sqft of space. Interior buildout alone. Not slab, not electrical, just putting up the walls, drywall, kitchen, and 1 bathroom.

I told him that I have a number of friends that are builders that told me they do luxury homes for 1/3 that and he just said, "Well, that's my price."
BitBackShot is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-01-2018, 10:00 AM   #88
Mike Burch
Four Point
 
Mike Burch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hudson, TX.
Hunt In: Everywhere
Default

Very nice
Mike Burch is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-01-2018, 01:07 PM   #89
HYDRO_69
Six Point
 
HYDRO_69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Manor Texas
Hunt In: Central Texas
Default

Nice! My wife and sister are looking at cabins for our place. We are going to get two and put them side by side. Currently working on septic permits and finding a storm shelter. Our well, cross fence and some seeding was cost shared with the soil conservation service.
HYDRO_69 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-06-2018, 02:03 PM   #90
batmaninja
Ten Point
 
batmaninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Hunt In: Hill Country
Default

Been jealous of yall that have been slamming through yalls cabins/house.

Been a bit slow going on my end. I got engaged at the property a few months ago, so the cabin has taken a bit of a back seat to a couple of things.

Got the cabin wired. Hopefully have a guy that lined up to install the ACs. Well just got drilled, and have a plumber lined up to run the plumbing. Well is 700' with about 120 GPM.
Attached Images
  
batmaninja is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-06-2018, 08:18 PM   #91
Lee230
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Georgetown
Hunt In: Menard County, TX & OK Panhandle
Default

Congrats on the engagement and the cabin looks great!!
Lee230 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com