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Old 04-27-2021, 10:31 AM   #1
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Needed something at the ranch to stay dry and warm with a bathroom and kitchen. I 've been at it for about two years now and I'm far enough along to post some pics. The game plan is to pay as I go so when I'm finished I won't owe anybody anything. So far it is working. All of the wood on the inside is reclaimed except I've recently bought some cedar that I'm putting on the ceiling in my room. I also bought some #3 resawn for some of the walls. I didn't want any sheetrock anywhere in it because of cracking. It's basically a home made metal building with stone on it.

The pipe is 3.5" OD., metal purlins, 4"X4" square tubing for the joists. Me and a buddy are doing everything except for the concrete and electrical. We built a lift for the tractor to do all of the heavy lifting.

I have a 10X50 porch running down either side. Two inches of closed cell on the ceiling and one inch of closed on the walls with 3" of open cell over that. Seems to be plenty as we worked in there when it was 4 degrees this winter in shirt sleeves with just a wood burning stove going.
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:32 AM   #2
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:33 AM   #3
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These are all 4X4 square tubing
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:34 AM   #4
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In for more. Love these threads!
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:36 AM   #5
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Well.....I can't get them to load
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:50 AM   #6
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Cmon man! Make it happen!
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:53 AM   #7
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Nice jib!

What kind of height can you get out of that rig?

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Old 04-27-2021, 10:55 AM   #9
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Old 04-27-2021, 10:56 AM   #10
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:00 AM   #12
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:03 AM   #13
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Looks like its going to be an awesome set up.
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:06 AM   #14
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What kind of height can you get out of that rig?

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I think about 14 feet. I can tell you that when you get a 1000# bag of corn all the way as high as it will go that the front wheels on the tractor get squirrely. haha
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:07 AM   #15
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:14 AM   #16
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I laid stone for three months last summer. There were days when it was killer heat. I moved around from one side to the other so I was in the shade most of the time. I wouldn't want to lay stone for a living.

I put flagstone on most of it but used a double chop on the backside thinking I could lay it faster but that didn't work out. I think it took more time for the double chop.
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:16 AM   #17
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Made the door out of cedar and painted it with pinofin. Turned out nice.
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:19 AM   #18
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Looks great. Thank goodness you bought that steel and metal roof before the craziness started!
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:21 AM   #19
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I used solid oak pipeline skids over the windows to carry the weight of the stone. I did this on some deer blinds and it worked out well. The door is framed with old milled telephone poles that I had a local sawmill cut for me. I think they are 3"X 12" and are bolted to the metal frame of the house. They shouldn't ever go anywhere.

The windows I bought from a TBH'r. He had them for sale. They had a slight blem on them and the home owner didn't want them. I think I paid about 400 bucks for all of the windows and then turned around and sold all of the windows I didn't use for more than that. IT worked out well.
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:23 AM   #20
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Looks great. Thank goodness you bought that steel and metal roof before the craziness started!
No kidding. I hit it just right on the metal. I would hate to be buying framing metal and lumber right now.
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:25 AM   #21
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Looks beautiful - Enjoy!
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:37 AM   #22
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This is wood from a friend's moms garage. He tore it down and didn't want it. It was painted white so I water blasted it and then hit it with 80 grit on a belt sander. It cleaned up nice and is pretty. You can still see the white paint in the deep cracks. I think that adds character to it.
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:39 AM   #23
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Your rock deer stands were awesome. Now you really show off with another great build! You have mad skills Sir, looks awesome!!
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:52 AM   #24
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You're a talented dude! Can't imagine how much work has gone into this. Looks amazing
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Old 04-27-2021, 12:02 PM   #25
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Yes!!!!!!

Any build thread from Macoop gets a strong follow from me! Looks awesome so far sir!
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Old 04-27-2021, 12:21 PM   #26
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Beautiful! You did a great job with the masonry!
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Old 04-27-2021, 12:34 PM   #27
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Great job. That looks awesome!
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Old 04-27-2021, 12:43 PM   #28
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Old 04-27-2021, 12:53 PM   #29
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I was impressed with the rock blind. This is next level stuff. Awesomeness for sure!
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Old 04-27-2021, 01:40 PM   #30
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That looks awesome!!
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Old 04-27-2021, 01:46 PM   #31
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Great job! It looks wonderful. For someone who doesn't want to do masonry for a living, you are very good at it.
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Old 04-27-2021, 01:51 PM   #32
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Dang. You’ve got skills!!
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Old 04-27-2021, 01:57 PM   #33
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I took the doors from a buddy's old ranch house. The old house is about 100 years old. I was able to get the frame, door, and trim without tearing it up. I have about 6 hours of sanding to get all of the laquer/varnish off of them and the trim. It's a lot of labor but i think they are cool. I'm not planning on staining them or anything but just leaving them like they are.I have 3 doors in this thing and I was able to get three doors out of the old ranch house.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:00 PM   #34
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Very nice! Following for sure. I like your idea of a "cabin". Awesome.

Can someone throw me a link to the rocked deer blind. I remember reading about it somewhere, but do not think I saw the build.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:01 PM   #35
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I laid stone over the plywood between the bedrooms. I dug and poured a big footing under this wall in anticipation of laying stone on it. I put enough footing under all of the exterior walls and this wall so I would be able to lay stone inside/outside of any of the walls.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:02 PM   #36
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The wood around the doors and over the stone is long leaf pine out of the 100 year old ranch house. It's all ship lap and is hard as nails. FREE WOOD!!!!

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Old 04-27-2021, 02:05 PM   #37
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The block of wood in the stone is for mounting the TV arm. There is a hole above it for running all of the plugs and cables through that will plug in on the other side of the wall so I don't have cords hanging behind the TV.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:09 PM   #38
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Very nice! Following for sure. I like your idea of a "cabin". Awesome.

Can someone throw me a link to the rocked deer blind. I remember reading about it somewhere, but do not think I saw the build.
I don't have the links to them. I built three of them over the years. I don't know if they are still on here or not. Ill see if I can find some pictures of them
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:20 PM   #39
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Very nice! Following for sure. I like your idea of a "cabin". Awesome.

Can someone throw me a link to the rocked deer blind. I remember reading about it somewhere, but do not think I saw the build.
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=437154

See if this will work.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:39 PM   #40
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Great build, that's gonna be awesome, what are goin to put on ceiling ?
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:11 PM   #41
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Excellent. Got a couple of calls left to make, then plan to settle in and check her out. Thank you sir.

I have been planning to make another blind this year. Given the price of material nowadays, I might decide to go this route. Have plenty of fieldstone to do one.
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:25 PM   #42
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Sure glad you started this thread, great work.

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Old 04-27-2021, 03:30 PM   #43
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Man,that is awesome!
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:51 PM   #44
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Fantastic work, those old doors look great, cool history. Nice work, keep it coming.
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:54 PM   #45
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Awesome work. Will be following for the rest of the build.
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:58 PM   #46
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WOW!!!! I love it! I cant wait to follow along as things progress!
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Old 04-27-2021, 04:05 PM   #47
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Great build, that's gonna be awesome, what are goin to put on ceiling ?
Not for sure but it will be some kind of wood. Probably resawn unless I can find something cheap. I am using 6" cedar on the ceiling in my bedroom so I may go with that.
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Oh boy! Looks awesome so far, Mark...

Looking forward to more updates…


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Old 04-27-2021, 04:09 PM   #49
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My son works for a company that tore down 2 city blocks of warehouses in San Antonio. I was able to snag some beams a couple of years ago before they destroyed everything. I took the big beams to the mill and had them cut 1/2" thick and am using it on the walls and ceilings. i used some of the small ones to frame the bathroom ceiling with.
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Old 04-27-2021, 04:14 PM   #50
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How did I miss the other threads before?? this is awesome!! That cabin will be there forever and ever... keep posting!!!
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