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    Thumbs up Our Tiny Cabin Build

    I s’pose this s/be some sorta blog.
    I’m not into blogs.
    I’m more fond of some relaxed back and forth.


    Hoookaaay, let’s get started with the beginning of our latest cabin build experience.
    Around the turn of the century we bought a piece of land in the high desert of south central Oregon.

    Back in 2009 we built a modified A frame with what I’ll call pony walls.
    Since I enjoy the romance and ownership of building from my own design, I build models beforehand to prove my fractured theories, and ferret out things that I hadn't quite figured out, such as a bird's mouth in relationship to the roof pitch and the angles/depths involved.
    These models are scale duplicates down to the thickness of the wood (I ripped some 1 x 8 pine down to size) in order to replicate the scene of potential issues. This has proven to save a ton of angst and precious cash.
    Here's a few pix. Note; I opted to build without the ridge board due to the severe pitch and choice to use 2 x 6 planks as initial roofing (eave stability).
    modelcabinfront.jpg

    the following pics contain the progress of our initial (main cabin) build;

    remove crushed camper (bad winter)
    rottencampermeetscrowbar.jpg

    Well, apparently, I’m only allowed two pics per post.


    Lovely.


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    Built the floor on the ground.
    Skids on bricks.
    Cabinfloor.jpg

    Framing
    cabin walls.jpg

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    framing (cont)
    frame.jpg

    initial siding (T1-11, quick)
    cabin siding rough in.jpg

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    nice, nothing like a cozy cabin.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Beautiful work. Love the model idea as well.
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    That's so inspiring!
    Great job, looks wonderful.

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    Very nice work!
    There ain't too many problems you can't fix with $500 or a 30-06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O View Post
    oopsy, more framing
    moreframing.jpg

    You know the ladder is up side down right?........LOL

    roofing
    cabinsubroof.jpg
    Sorry just giving you a bad time.

    Thanks for posting this....look like a very well thought out project.
    Nice job.
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    South central Oregon? May I ask what part? My grandparents own a cabin in Prineville so I have spent some time in that area.
    There ain't too many problems you can't fix with $500 or a 30-06.

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    Beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter
    You know the ladder is up side down right?


    That's 'cause he built it from the top down.

    You did a great job on both the model and the real McCoy.

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    I just love post from folks that are "Doin"......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Sorry just giving you a bad time.

    Thanks for posting this....look like a very well thought out project.
    Nice job.
    Well now, how in heck do you think I’d get back down???…duh (back attcha, thanks fer playin’, Hunter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskabushman View Post
    South central Oregon? May I ask what part? My grandparents own a cabin in Prineville so I have spent some time in that area.
    15 mi due east of Crater Lake off hwy 97 (I really don’t know if that particular area is called south central, or the co-ordinates…just happy to find my way there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O View Post
    15 mi due east of Crater Lake off hwy 97 (I really don’t know if that particular area is called south central, or the co-ordinates…just happy to find my way there)
    I see, pretty country down there! Sounds like you found your corner of the world.
    There ain't too many problems you can't fix with $500 or a 30-06.

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    well now, I just learned to double post..........
    Last edited by Gary O; 07-22-2014 at 03:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O View Post
    Well now, how in heck do you think I’d get back down???…duh (back attcha, thanks fer playin’, Hunter)
    Nice....well played.
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    Crater_Lake_in_Winter_Oregonwp.jpg
    we are about a mile up on the meadow of mt.scott.
    sure pretty area.we have found our home there.we are in the high desert.

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