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dogfish
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# Posted: 6 Dec 2018 10:20
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Hello I am new to this forum and only found it because I wanted a place to share my build but am glad I did, there are so many great projects posted here.

My project started when I acquired a piece of property my family has owned since the 70's and I grew up on. As soon as I owned it I started planning and building.

The spot I am building is where our barn used to sit.

My ultimate goal is to build a 24 x 24 log cabin and the foundation is completed for that cabin but I needed somewhere to stay while I am building that. I am a business owner so I can pull off a few long weekends but I was not able to take off a couple weeks to build so my solution was to build the cabin in FL where I live, break it down onto a trailer and assemble it in TN.
The first pic is of the barn that used to stand where our cabin is going.
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dogfish
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# Posted: 6 Dec 2018 10:24 - Edited by: dogfish
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So as I said I built the cabin in a commercial bay in FLA and it worked well except it was not tall enough to trial fit the trusses.
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creeky
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# Posted: 6 Dec 2018 10:27
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Looks like a great adventure. What kind of foundation are you using?

dogfish
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# Posted: 6 Dec 2018 10:39 - Edited by: dogfish
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corrected pictures

dogfish
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# Posted: 6 Dec 2018 14:37
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sorry I'll get this eventually
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dogfish
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# Posted: 6 Dec 2018 14:43
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Quoting: creeky
What kind of foundation are you using?


solid concrete blocks. I,m not 100% sure if I will keep it once the log cabin is complete witch is the reason for the skids, on the other hand it may become our guest house.

dogfish
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# Posted: 6 Dec 2018 14:55
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I built the trusses but was not able to test fit
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dogfish
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# Posted: 6 Dec 2018 15:04
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trusses
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dogfish
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# Posted: 6 Dec 2018 15:08
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I built all of the walls in 8' sections so I could move them myself.
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dogfish
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# Posted: 10 Dec 2018 07:35
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more pics
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dogfish
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# Posted: 10 Dec 2018 07:38
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more
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dogfish
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# Posted: 10 Dec 2018 07:45
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Assembly complete
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dogfish
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# Posted: 10 Dec 2018 07:58
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Loaded up and ready to go, it took 18 daysstart to finish however I only worked 2-4 hours a day and not every day. what really suprized me is I had pre determined before the project started the hight of the load and was within 2".
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dogfish
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# Posted: 10 Dec 2018 08:00
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Time to head to Tennessee
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fiftyfifty
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# Posted: 10 Dec 2018 18:51
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I can't wait to see it put together.

dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 07:34
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Day #1 in West Tennessee/ 20 deg.
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dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 07:39
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Sometimes you need moments like this to remind you why your working 14 hours a day in 20 degrees. The foundation in the back ground is the next project(log cabin)
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dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 07:48
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Day 2 I got some help, I really expected to have do this by myself or maybe one other person but when I started freinds and family showed up.
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dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 07:51
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By the end of day 2 we had the structure frame and rafters set. The pre-cutting and notching made it to where I rarely needed a tape measure or saw so it really saved time in the reassembly.
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dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 08:04
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Day 3 / 21 degrees/ heavy frost/

I didn't get many pictures cause I didn't stop working long enough. One thing I would do different next time is I did not put the Tyvek on in Fl because I didn't want a seam every 8 feet for weather to creep through but this meant we had to remove all the wall paneling ,install the Tyvek then reinstall the wall paneling, this added at least three hours.
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dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 08:32
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So After 3 days of work its was time to go home and plan for the next trip but here are a few more pics.
The first is the floor joists and you can see some rubber , this is from the load shifting on the trailer and before I realized it I had removed about a 1/8" of the side wall.
The second pic is standing in the front door looking toward the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom in the back.
The third is the loft

The fourth is a panoramic form standing in the laundry room of the entire inside.
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dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 08:33
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View from front window
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dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 08:47
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When I arrived to continue work nature was already trying to claim the property back so I had to spend the first day mowing and trimming.

dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 08:51
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forgot the pics
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dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 08:53
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On this trip we installed doors, windows and ceiling insulation.
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dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 08:53
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And the porch

dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 08:55
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At this point we ave a total of 5 1/2 days of building on site.

fiftyfifty
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 09:01
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Very cool. Looks great! I'm confused about the house wrap. Why do you need it? Looks like you are using T1-11 plywood for the siding, no? Around here we use that without any housewrap ever.

dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 09:09
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I had the roof installed before my third trip.
On the third trip I installed the drain and supply plumbing and some electrical so not many pics. I also installed temporary steps, underpinning, truss bracing, and cedar porch poles from the farm.

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dogfish
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# Posted: 11 Dec 2018 09:13 - Edited by: dogfish
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Time for a break
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