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Old 01-16-2022, 01:59 PM   #1
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I’ll start by saying I’m in the oil field. 2 years ago when oil went to oh a dollar a bbl, I told myself I wasn’t going to live my life in fear of losing my job. I wasn’t in debt except for the house I lived in on a couple acres. The plan I came up with was buy a couple more acres and build a barndo and pay for it as I go. The only way I could do that was to do most of it myself. I’m a master of nothing but was raised to know a little of everything. I sat down with pencil and paper and designed it all myself. Every wall, doorway, plumbing fixture. This was going to be a basic, 2 bedroom, 2 bath house with a certain storage area I wont go into details on since its a public forum. Im a 44 year old divorced guy without kids, so my needs are minimal.


Sold my house July of 2020. I searched and bought 3 acres of solid pine, oak, and youpon. (I work 28 on 28 off, so on days off all I did was work sun up to sun down). Cleared a drive way and home site.



In April 2021 I paid to have the pad, and 40x 70 pole barn built.



Before the concrete was poured my dad, brother in law and I put in the underground plumbing.


Builders came out, poured the slab and closed it in.







That done, it was time to turn. This 2800’ sq feet into 1600’ of living space and 1200’ of shop.


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Old 01-16-2022, 02:14 PM   #2
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When I was building, wood was at its peak. I mean very peak. I researched how to save some money and since there will be no load bearing walls, I decided to do 24" center walls. I didnt want sheetrock sagging on the ceiling so that still had to be 16" center. First thing was to run ceiling rafters/joist (whatever the proper term is, remember Im not a builder). Then I'd frame the walls. On the exterior walls, right or wrong, I opted to run horizonal 2x6 for the sheet rock nailers. This is a pole barn, all the weight of everything resides on the 6x6 poles going into the ground. This also gives me 6" thick exterior walls.





Basic layout. I didn’t take many pics. 99% of the time I was by myself just working.


Then I ran power and pex. No pics here. Again I was working, not taking pics.



6” insulation in all the exterior walls.


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Old 01-16-2022, 02:42 PM   #3
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A buddy does AC, so he and I installed that. I had aerobic system installed






Then I bought a Sheetrock jack and hung the ceilings and then the walls. Iím pretty good at learning and getting by on my own, but I knew I wasnít going to tape, float, and texture, so I paid to have that part done





The back wall in this last pic is the wall between my shop and living quarters. Itís a 2x6 wall.







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Old 01-16-2022, 02:42 PM   #4
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Congratulations looking good. Looking forward to follow along.
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Old 01-16-2022, 02:51 PM   #5
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Awesome!
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Old 01-16-2022, 02:55 PM   #6
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Man you have excellent sweat equity in this home. You should be very proud! Good job
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:03 PM   #7
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Didnít get pics, but before they floated and textured, I put 10Ē of blow in insulation on the ceiling. Sorry for being out of order, Iím just looking through pics to see what I did next. The whole process was a blur.
I borrowed a spray rig and painted ceilings and walls. (No pics). Then layed the vinyl plank in bathrooms, closets, living room and kitchen.







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Again, I know my limits, so I had cabinets built.






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Old 01-16-2022, 03:05 PM   #8
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Great work and looks great!
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:12 PM   #9
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Very NICE and you can say it’s all yours.. sweat and hard work.
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:13 PM   #10
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Very nice. You should be proud of what you have accomplished.
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:14 PM   #11
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Sprayed interior doors and base board.



Hung doors and ran trim.



Set crappers



Hung water heater




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Old 01-16-2022, 03:24 PM   #12
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Wow, very impressive! That's something to be proud of- All of it.
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:25 PM   #13
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Installed (back ordered appliances FJB)




Stained wood for support beam and pole. Wrapped both. Decided to put power on the pole just because.




R and D came to do tub and shower






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Old 01-16-2022, 03:29 PM   #14
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Looks great.

Any concern about the wood columns rotting over time or termites? I’ve seen several people build them this way and it has always made me wonder.
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Old 01-16-2022, 03:48 PM   #15
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Lots of little stuff to finish it out. Carpet installed in bedrooms. Had furniture delivered.






Started stocking bar



Moved in last month. Enjoyed it so far.

Oh ya. Shop
Well Tapatalk cut me off on uploads for the month.


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Old 01-16-2022, 03:48 PM   #16
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Outstanding project!

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Old 01-16-2022, 04:18 PM   #17
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Very impressive


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Old 01-16-2022, 04:28 PM   #18
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Awesome job!
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Old 01-16-2022, 04:36 PM   #19
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Very nice and very impressive what you did on your own!
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Old 01-16-2022, 04:37 PM   #20
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Really impressive work! Congrats.
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Old 01-16-2022, 04:38 PM   #21
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Nice work!
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Old 01-16-2022, 05:49 PM   #22
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Well done
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Old 01-16-2022, 06:00 PM   #23
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very nice... The term project is an understatement!
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Old 01-16-2022, 06:15 PM   #24
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Thats awesome and its coming along nice!
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Old 01-16-2022, 06:16 PM   #25
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Very cool. Excuse my ignorance, don't think I've ever noticed framing done prior to pouring the slab, is that unique to pole barns?
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Old 01-16-2022, 06:20 PM   #26
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Great job!
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Old 01-16-2022, 06:39 PM   #27
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Nicely done.
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Old 01-16-2022, 08:46 PM   #28
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You have skills...great job and wonderful looking place you built!
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Old 01-17-2022, 07:40 AM   #29
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Nice post, enjoyed your adventure. Well done.
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Old 01-17-2022, 07:48 AM   #30
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Looks great
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Old 01-17-2022, 07:58 AM   #31
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Excellent. I've been wanting to do the same thing myself.
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Old 01-17-2022, 08:16 AM   #32
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I like it! Really nice job sir!
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Old 01-17-2022, 08:26 AM   #33
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I like it it!
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Old 01-17-2022, 08:40 AM   #34
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Great job. Exactly what i'm considering doing myself. Recently divorced and have no desire to bury myself in debt again. I have similar skillsets while being a master at none but a willingness to learn.

What steered you towards pole barn wood framing versus metal framing?
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:08 AM   #35
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Looks great.

Any concern about the wood columns rotting over time or termites? Iíve seen several people build them this way and it has always made me wonder.
Shouldnt. The slab covers the post and siding comes down over the slab.

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Very cool. Excuse my ignorance, don't think I've ever noticed framing done prior to pouring the slab, is that unique to pole barns?
Its specific to pole barns. The way these are structured, all the weight is on the post that are set in concrete in the ground compared to a traditional build where all the weight is on the actual slab.

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Great job. Exactly what i'm considering doing myself. Recently divorced and have no desire to bury myself in debt again. I have similar skillsets while being a master at none but a willingness to learn.

What steered you towards pole barn wood framing versus metal framing?
I didnt want to deal with steel. With wood trusses, my ceiling just needed rafters, didnt have to "frame" exterior walls other than sheet rock nailers. Wood is easier to work with IMO. and was cheaper. Not sure if it is now.

Thanks for the compliments.
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:40 AM   #36
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Impressive work sir.

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Old 01-17-2022, 04:47 PM   #37
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Good job. Who built the shell for you?
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:10 PM   #38
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Looks awesome!
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:18 PM   #39
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Like button! Good job
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:22 PM   #40
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Good job. Who built the shell for you?
5 Starr Builders out of Plantersville.
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:27 PM   #41
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Looks great. Going to do something similar just on a smaller scale.
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:40 PM   #42
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Awesome work! What size roll up doors are those and are you happy with the width? About to build myself and currently have 10í wide doors drawn.
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:42 PM   #43
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you killed it man. AWesome work
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:44 PM   #44
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Doors are 10' wide and 8' tall. My 1 ton 4 wheel drive dodge fits in it and 46 hp kuboata with roof fits by about .5" (height) width not a problem.
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Old 01-17-2022, 07:09 PM   #45
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Very nice

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Old 01-17-2022, 08:48 PM   #46
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Thatís awesome. We just started ours but we hired a GC so that we can get it completed all the way.


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Old 01-17-2022, 09:00 PM   #47
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Wow, very impressive! Really nice work.
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:38 PM   #48
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I am jealous sir. Good work.
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:56 PM   #49
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5 Starr Builders out of Plantersville.
Same company built mine but they were out of Wascom. Pretty neat the way the shell is built and stout as can be.
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Old 01-17-2022, 09:58 PM   #50
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Great job! Thanks for sharing.
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