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Old 04-22-2019, 02:49 PM   #201
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And down the stretch they come..............

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Old 04-22-2019, 03:09 PM   #202
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gotta love drying it it....once thats done you can move in and start enjoying.
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Old 04-22-2019, 04:28 PM   #203
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One heck of a build. Great job.
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Old 04-22-2019, 04:38 PM   #204
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What a build!!!! You guys are working your tails off. Good stuff.
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:06 PM   #205
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If I missed it I apologize but what is going over the Tyveck?

Sure am enjoying the build!
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:12 AM   #206
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If I missed it I apologize but what is going over the Tyveck?

Sure am enjoying the build!

The plan right now is to use the same roof R-Panel on the bottom and cedar tongue and groove all the way up from there. The R-Panel will 42" tall with a Cedar 2X4 as the border it will be stained the same color as the deck. The Fascia boards on the roof will also be the same stain color.

The Cedar will be a Dark Grey ran horizontal.

it will look similar to the picture below (as far as the metal and wood look)
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:14 AM   #207
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Looking Great! Congrats!
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:57 AM   #208
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great look to go for.
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:46 PM   #209
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Looks great!
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:24 PM   #210
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I havent checked on this thread since it started. All I can say is WOW! You guys are killin it! Thats gonna be something to be proud of.

I also think you need to frame the pics of those boys putting the roof on to put inside the cabin when yall get done!

Gonna be a nice place to be for sure
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Old 04-24-2019, 07:36 AM   #211
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I havent checked on this thread since it started. All I can say is WOW! You guys are killin it! Thats gonna be something to be proud of.

I also think you need to frame the pics of those boys putting the roof on to put inside the cabin when yall get done!

Gonna be a nice place to be for sure

I like the idea of putting up some pictures of the build. Heck I think I might just build an photo album for the build. I could just print up this entire thread with all of ya'll's comments and make it a book documenting the whole thing. Cool to think that my grand-kids who I may never even meet could read along.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:10 AM   #212
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I like the idea of putting up some pictures of the build. Heck I think I might just build an photo album for the build. I could just print up this entire thread with all of ya'll's comments and make it a book documenting the whole thing. Cool to think that my grand-kids who I may never even meet could read along.
Grand idea sir!
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:44 AM   #213
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tuning in,,, this is awesome, I'm totally jealous.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:28 AM   #214
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Looks awesome. In for the finished project.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:10 PM   #215
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Great pics and write up! Working solo is no joke. Kudos for the sticktoitaveness.

Great view. I see why you chose that spot.
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:48 AM   #216
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Great pics and write up! Working solo is no joke. Kudos for the sticktoitaveness.

Great view. I see why you chose that spot.


"sticktoitaveness" I love it! I am going to add that to my vocabulary. But it is very accurate, I am more than determined to get this done. In August it will be 2 years since I purchased the ranch and I believe we started working on the framing around Oct 2017.

Thanks for all the feeback and positive comments everyone has given, they provide the extra motivation need to inspire my sticktoitaveness!
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:02 AM   #217
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Looking really good!
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Old 05-06-2019, 01:04 PM   #218
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I went out the cabin alone again this past weekend. On the way out I picked up a special order of R-panel cut to 45" for the bottom part of the exterior walls.

I did not want to fight hanging plywood on the walls again alone because last time I almost killed myself. I stuck to easier jobs that have to get done and can be done by one person.

First I finished installing the remaining windows on the exterior walls I got up last week. Only had 3 more windows to do so that went pretty fast. Pic 1

Second I had some left over tar paper from the roof so I decided to wrap the bottom for added protection. Pics 2 & 3

Last I added the R-Panel to the bottom of the walls. 3 sides of the cabin got completed from on the bottom. Pics 3-5

Next Saturday I am going to make another 1 day trip to get the z molding and the corner molding done, and maybe even get some of the Cedar Siding installed.
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Old 05-06-2019, 01:07 PM   #219
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Coming along!
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Old 05-06-2019, 01:13 PM   #220
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Looking good!


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Old 05-07-2019, 09:45 AM   #221
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awesome project
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:38 AM   #222
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Wow! What a great project!
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:07 PM   #223
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Whats the plan for trimming around the windows where the metal hits them? I hate to break it to you, but you should have trim there already that the R-panels tuck into. This helps keep water and bugs and other critters out.

Place looks amazing!
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:30 AM   #224
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Whats the plan for trimming around the windows where the metal hits them? I hate to break it to you, but you should have trim there already that the R-panels tuck into. This helps keep water and bugs and other critters out.

Place looks amazing!
Yes I figured that out the hard way. I plan to pull those around the windows off and re-cut them if needed. going to use either metal J channel and Z-bar trim at the top transition.

another thought is to use cedar wood for the trim. what do you think would be better and or easier?
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:56 PM   #225
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You shouldn't need to re-cut anything, they have a gap that allows the R-panels to slide into them. Unfortunately it is going to be a PIA to do now.

I would start on one side of the window and pull off sheets until you get past the window. Run the trim and then try to get the metal back in. They have a couple different trims available, I would get J trim and not the jamb trim, it is a pain to work with. The trim has a long back leg that helps seal everything off.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:01 PM   #226
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You are building one heck of a cabin. Very nice work. Agree with the use of J-channel at windows for the R-Panel.

Stupid question but is there a reason for the deck in the back to be a little higher elevation than the sides? Looks like it could be a trip hazard in the dark.
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Old 05-09-2019, 02:54 PM   #227
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You are building one heck of a cabin. Very nice work. Agree with the use of J-channel at windows for the R-Panel.

Stupid question but is there a reason for the deck in the back to be a little higher elevation than the sides? Looks like it could be a trip hazard in the dark.
there is no reason for this other than poor planing. My original plan only had the 1 deck on the front side of the cabin (its the front of the cabin but the back if you look at it from where you park) the side decks we added after the fact and it was easier to add them lower so we would not have issues getting the plywood and siding done. I do plan to place a angled transition piece across to make it more gradual, but it will still be a tripping hazard. After I stain the deck I plan to place bright red or yellow anti slip tape at the transitions to make it more noticeable (like the picture below).
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Old 05-09-2019, 03:50 PM   #228
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there is no reason for this other than poor planing. My original plan only had the 1 deck on the front side of the cabin (its the front of the cabin but the back if you look at it from where you park) the side decks we added after the fact and it was easier to add them lower so we would not have issues getting the plywood and siding done. I do plan to place a angled transition piece across to make it more gradual, but it will still be a tripping hazard. After I stain the deck I plan to place bright red or yellow anti slip tape at the transitions to make it more noticeable (like the picture below).
At a later date, couldn't you just pop up the boards and weld some 2" box on top of your existing metal frame to bridge the height gap?

Incredible build! As I've mentioned before.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:36 PM   #229
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I am in love with this project!
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:23 PM   #230
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Havenít spent much time in that part of the state but love that landscape and looks like you got a great spot there. Looks like things are coming along! And I didnít read every single post but hope your friend is doing OK.
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Old 05-09-2019, 06:17 PM   #231
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Very cool build
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Old 05-10-2019, 04:42 AM   #232
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looking good
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:46 AM   #233
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Havenít spent much time in that part of the state but love that landscape and looks like you got a great spot there. Looks like things are coming along! And I didnít read every single post but hope your friend is doing OK.
thanks for asking! Yes he is doing MUCH better. It turned out to be RA. it took almost 6 months to get find the right drug for him. 1 month ago he started a new drug that seems to be doing the trick. He has not had a flare up since starting on the drug (not sure what it is) We actually is back working now which was impossible. He will be with me memorial day weekend. We are gonna get the exterior complete that weekend.
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:47 AM   #234
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At a later date, couldn't you just pop up the boards and weld some 2" box on top of your existing metal frame to bridge the height gap?

Incredible build! As I've mentioned before.
Yes great idea; that could be a future project for sure.
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:15 PM   #235
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Thanks for sharing your journey. You are builing an awesome cabin with incredible views around it. Keep the updates coming.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:51 PM   #236
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there is no reason for this other than poor planing. My original plan only had the 1 deck on the front side of the cabin (its the front of the cabin but the back if you look at it from where you park) the side decks we added after the fact and it was easier to add them lower so we would not have issues getting the plywood and siding done. I do plan to place a angled transition piece across to make it more gradual, but it will still be a tripping hazard. After I stain the deck I plan to place bright red or yellow anti slip tape at the transitions to make it more noticeable (like the picture below).
Makes sense. I was going to suggest a tapered piece of lumber to create a ramp. Sounds like you already got it figured out. Keep up the good work. Appreciate your thread.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:46 AM   #237
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Man I've enjoyed this thread. Keep the pictures coming. If you need help maybe you could have a Green Screen work and play weekend out there lol.
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Old 05-25-2019, 10:34 PM   #238
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Hey sir what's the name of the subdivision that you are purchasing the additional acreage from?
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:05 AM   #239
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Niiiiiiiice
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:12 PM   #240
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Hey sir what's the name of the subdivision that you are purchasing the additional acreage from?
It does not even have a name yet. I believe the plan is to call it Buffalo Draw Phase II but not sure at this point. They are just now getting the roads done.

The developer is Ranch Enterprises. You can call them to find out more about it if your interested.

https://ranchenterprisesltd.com/properties.php
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:30 PM   #241
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I spent Memorial weekend getting working on the cabin. Andy and his son joined my Son and I on Saturday morning. We started out getting the rest of the cabin's exterior plywood installed on the front and East side of the Cabin. (Pic 1 & 2) We then Tyvecked those walls and installed the windows.

On Sunday we weather proofed the windows and and began getting all of the trim done around the Windows and capped the R-panel to prepare for installing the cedar siding. Sunday Afternoon my wife came down for lunch with her Mother and father as they haven't seen the place yet. My son and Andy's son decided to go home that afternoon with my wife, because the weather radar looked like a major thunderstorm would hit in the late afternoon. As it turned out the storm dissipated before reaching us. It did cool things done quite a bit and gave us a spectacular sunset, followed by clear star filled skies for the evening. (Pic 3)

Monday Andy I installed as much siding as we could get on. From 7:30 AM until 2:45 we worked nonstop. I think it turned out great. There will be 3 more windows cut in above the porch roof-line but those are filled in right now. (pics 4-9)
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:48 PM   #242
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My goodness that looks amazing!
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:11 AM   #243
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things are looking very good !
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:31 AM   #244
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highly impressed. Your build is coming along and looks amazing!
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:31 PM   #245
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:46 PM   #246
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Wow!!!
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:51 PM   #247
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Still checking in every time I see an update. Great work!


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Old 05-29-2019, 05:00 PM   #248
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Once it's all done, your gonna have all sorts of friends wanting to go out.
(none of which, offered a hand to help)

You'r killing it smalls!! looks great.
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Old 05-30-2019, 07:39 AM   #249
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Finishing strong sir!


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Old 05-30-2019, 07:45 AM   #250
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Looks great! Been following along and things are really starting to come together.
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