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Old 07-17-2018, 10:40 AM   #1
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Building a Barndo on a 45 acre lake in South Mississippi. This thread will show progress as it happens.


Dirt pad construction is the first step.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:45 AM   #2
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First step was remove about 15 pine trees and make room for the house. Basic footprint is 35'x35' square with a 9'x12' master bath added off the back.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:53 AM   #3
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Here is the plan, I drew them myself and I am not an architect.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:57 AM   #4
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Cool! Will watch your progress.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:08 AM   #5
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Traditional pole barn type construction.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:11 AM   #6
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Concrete slab is complete with poles set and plumbing rough-in in place.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:13 AM   #7
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Nice looking piece of land. Congrats...IN for progress.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:14 AM   #8
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Normal A frame type building, the carport will be another A frame that turns 90 degrees.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:19 AM   #9
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Framing is 95% complete and the windows are starting to go in on this pic.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:21 AM   #10
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Keep the pictures coming from back in my home state
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:26 AM   #11
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Here of some pics of the day achieved "dried in". I used charcoal gray for my main walls, light gray on the trim pieces. Under my porches and carport is galvanized. Roof is galvanized.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:31 AM   #12
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Forgot to mention a R4 Radiant barrier was added before the sheet metal and roofing went on. Here you can see the underside of the radiant barrier in this pic.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:36 AM   #13
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Pressure Washing the concrete then applying concrete stain. Three colors Walnut, Black, and Lawn Green. The green may be a little loud, so we may tone this down by ragging some of the walnut over the green on a room by room basis.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:41 AM   #14
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Looking good .......
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:41 AM   #15
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Flooring my daughters sleeping loft. It ended up 12'x14', so that's a nice size bedroom. So we now have two lofts one on the front 8'x12' (reading nook and extra sleeping on a pullout couch) and my daughters bedroom on the back.
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:03 PM   #16
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Great job
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:08 PM   #17
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Lookin good !
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:08 PM   #18
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IN for the rest! looks awesome so far!
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:14 PM   #19
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Great looking job
Keep posting the progress of inside
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:15 PM   #20
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Forgot to get wiring and plumbing in walls pics, but it is complete. Here is a pic of the completion of the septic system install. 500 gallon septic tank with 100 foot of field drain lines. I got lucky and had a really good soil perk test, so I can install a traditional system and save a good bit of money.
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:24 PM   #21
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Insulation is going in today. I went with R-19 in all exterior walls and ceilings. This R-19 plus the R-4 radiant barrier substrate will give me approximately R-23 total.

I did not do the spray foam for a couple of reasons. It cost 3 times as much as the traditional fiberglass stuff, and I am hearing about several class action lawsuits pertaining to the health effects of poorly installed spray foam installation.
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:28 PM   #22
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Looks great!
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:33 PM   #23
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Failed to mention why we built this in this location. Here are some lake pics that is approximately 75yds from my front porch.

I am pretty sure we are one of only like 5 landowners that touch the lake.
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:48 PM   #24
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You sir are my hero, congrats!

I am building a DIY barndo and know what it takes doing things yourself. I am in it 2 years now and still have a ways to go. Other than the concrete slab my wife and I have picked up, measured, cut and installed every piece of wood, metal, window, door, wire, pvc, rock etc building our ranch house. I am having the HVAC done in a couple weeks as I don't know much about design/specs of refrigeration stuff. Believe me I would if I could.


How long did it take you to get it this far?
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:02 PM   #25
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We have been working hard on it since Mid January. While I have served as the GC, I have subbed out several aspects of the build. I will definitely sub out the Sheetrock finishing as I am too dang slow at that!

Iím vaulting my ceilings up to 19í in the living / kitchen area. I will
Get some help for sure to install all the tongue and groove pine on the ceiling. All my ceiling wood I had made from the pines that I removed during the dirt pad work.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:49 PM   #26
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Insulation should be done by tomorrow night, I will take some more pics then.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:51 PM   #27
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Wow!
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:18 PM   #28
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Looks really nice!
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:45 PM   #29
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Iím vaulting my ceilings up to 19í in the living / kitchen area. I will
Get some help for sure to install all the tongue and groove pine on the ceiling. All my ceiling wood I had made from the pines that I removed during the dirt pad work.
My vaulted ceiling is 16ft at the highest point in my living/ kitchen area as is a bit over 1000 sq ft. I will get the wife to push me around on the scaffold or I may rent a small scissor lift so I can install the shiplap alone.

I envy the folks who have pine to cut and mill. Myself I cut oaks down to make the cabinets and it will take over a year just to air dry before I can finish
it into useable lumber.

Fun times
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:50 AM   #30
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Looking good!

Like to hear about guys using material from their site for the build. Gives it a little more 'cool factor'. I have a 20'x18" oak at the mill now thats going inside ours once we start
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:01 AM   #31
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looks awesome!
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:23 AM   #32
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Went last night to Home Depot to get light fixtures and such. Man the cost of the little stuff will add up quick! Biting the bullet and doing mostly LED lighting for lower energy consumption.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:43 AM   #33
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Well this may be the deal of the entire project. My beautiful bride found two matching 60" double sink granite countertops for $39.00 each. Crazy good deal as you cannot even get laminate countertops for this price. So I will have $80.00 plus some mounting screws in the countertops in both bathrooms!
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Old 07-18-2018, 09:56 AM   #34
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cool thread!
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:40 AM   #35
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This is a great thread. Thanks for the info and pictures.

What county in South Mississippi is this land located? I sold my 200 acres in Jeff Davis County in 2010. I do miss S. Mississippi.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:18 PM   #36
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Jasper County, MS. About 15 miles north of Laurel, MS.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:32 PM   #37
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Ok, here is the $39 granite countertop mocked up on the primed bathroom cabinet. Hope to install early next week and I will not add the final paint until my Better Half picks all of Her paint colors out.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:40 PM   #38
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All Pex has been run in interior walls and I spent a little extra for a Pex distribution block. Basically a breaker box for your water lines. Cool thing is you can turn off the water to just the kids bathroom if you are working on something in there. This is where all the Pex lines terminate and will attach to the distribution block.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:42 PM   #39
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Finished insulation as you can see this is the front (reading nook / overflow sleeping) and rear lofts (daughter's bedroom) in these pics.
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Old 07-18-2018, 02:31 PM   #40
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:02 PM   #41
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Not much of an update tonight, I did take a new deer blind base out there tonight. I have set up a ladder stand in some white oaks, and a ground blind on some persimmons I planted. Working on another box stand to set a feeder at.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:36 AM   #42
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A/C's are on site. I went with two mini-splits (One in main living area, and one in the master suite). Then just A/C & Heater window units in the two kids bedrooms.

I did get a quote on a traditional system, but it was too spendy for me. The mini splits and window units will cost approximately 37% of my quoted traditional HVAC cost. I will have 52,000 btu's of air conditioning capacity or 4.3 tons. I am guessing this A/C package will freeze us out of this place, combined with the R23 insulation system. In Mississippi heating concerns are much much much less than cooling, but it should be more than adequate.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:33 AM   #43
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Score! So my mother in law gave me this entire stack of rough cut lumber. The only catch was I had to sort through 6 big stacks of lumber out in a field since hurricane Katrina. Most of it was too far gone, rotten, rats, bugs, snakes, and more bugs. It took me several afternoons to cut the good sections out, to get this stack. I plan to treat with insecticide use it for several rustic touches. For sure a rustic wainscoting in my boys bunk room. Basically the thought is make their room look like a hunting lodge bunk room.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:08 AM   #45
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So is this entire thing already done and you're just posting pictures daily?
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:43 AM   #46
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Mighty nice. Love it! The Lake is the Crown IMHO. Well done.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:58 AM   #47
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:53 AM   #48
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I am now caught up to the progress. It is not complete. We will be installing sheetrock beginning next week hopefully. I was not trying to be misleading, but I didn't decide to post until just recently.

Next progress pics may be a few days. Unfortunately it will slow down as many little things on the interior will need to start being done.
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:06 AM   #49
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I'd be curious to hear more on how y'all did this as it looks fantastic!

I just had a 30x50 put up I'll finish out a 1 bed bachelor pad in and really like the acid stain look.
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Pressure Washing the concrete then applying concrete stain. Three colors Walnut, Black, and Lawn Green. The green may be a little loud, so we may tone this down by ragging some of the walnut over the green on a room by room basis.
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Three garden sprayers with the three stain colors. Random patterns with my wife directing what color is needed next.
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