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Shadyacres
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# Posted: 15 Jan 2017 15:14
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Finally got some of my antlers in the cabin.
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Rys
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2017 06:57
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You weren't kidding! Nice.

Rys
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# Posted: 25 Jan 2017 19:21
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Love the table! Hoping to be able to build a few pieces for our place from wood on the farm.

Another quick question Shadyacres- is your hallway three feet wide?
Still trying to figure out my fridge placement.

Rys
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# Posted: 25 Jan 2017 20:00
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Also- how wide is the short wall of your kitchen backing the bathroom?

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 25 Jan 2017 22:56
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I'm sure the hall is a minimum of 3 ft. And I think the wall behind fridge is about 7 ft. I will get actual measurements next time I get up. Thanks on the table. I have some thick oak slabs. I want to make a coffee table/ play surface so I don't have to get on the floor when my grandson wants to play. lol

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 28 Jan 2017 16:21
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Ok Rys , the hall is 35 1/2 inches wide. I used 3/4 inch pine on both sides. And the wall behind the fridge is 6 ft. Now I did go with 2 X 6 exterior walls so if you go with 2 X 4 you will gain about 4 inches.

Rys
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# Posted: 28 Jan 2017 20:01
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Thanks! We too are going 2x6.
Seems silly not to for such a minor difference cost wise
+ I like the added space for insulation.

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 23 Apr 2017 21:47
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Been working on cutting some oak and pine for the cabin or whatever.
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Shadyacres
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# Posted: 11 Jun 2017 16:31
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Finally got marshmallows to grow and now a bear goes and cleans the whole tree off !
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Shadyacres
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# Posted: 18 Jun 2017 21:08
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Well I finally went thru my receipts which I have. I am sure there is some I don't have. Now this includes everything that was spent on cabin including appliances , sand mound , well , basement etc. I came up with 59178.00 and I know I am missing some because I just thought of the windows I bought on craigslist for about 1500. So you can see I am over 60,000. I am sure I could sell it for 150,000. I see old cabins going for well over 100,000 with not much land in my area. So if you build , try to save all your receipts and you will be surprised what the final tally is.

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 18 Jun 2017 21:13
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Well , so much for that last post , I forgot to add the well , siding and misc. so the total was 64720.00. It never ends.

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 4 Jul 2017 21:33
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Hope to see this one in a few months.
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Shadyacres
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# Posted: 9 Jul 2017 16:26
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So I added an extra 8 x 12 deck onto my little porch. Will add some nice rails later when I have more time.
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toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 9 Jul 2017 17:33
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Quoting: Shadyacres
Finally got marshmallows to grow and now a bear goes and cleans the whole tree off !



Oh, that is adorable. I like how he is setting down too. Too cute.

NorthRick
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# Posted: 10 Jul 2017 11:42
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Quoting: Shadyacres
So if you build , try to save all your receipts and you will be surprised what the final tally is.


Ha! I don't save the receipts because I don't want to know!

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 10 Jul 2017 19:55
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Northrick, I think that is a good idea. I thought I was at about 40,000 tops.

phippz
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# Posted: 11 Jul 2017 16:07
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hi shadyacres. love the post and pictures. cabin is awesome. was hoping to get some info from you. we also purchased plan from easy cabin design. I have building experience but no code experience. was wondering how you were able to meet and pass all the inspections? did you use a guide so it was done to code?
thanks

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 11 Jul 2017 18:31
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phippz , Yes I followed the international code which you can find online. I had to apply for a permit which cost me 670.00 I think and they come out and do all the inspections. Where I was at in PA it wasn't real intense like some areas can be. Some of the codes were a little hard to follow some time and if I also contacted my code area district once or twice to change things. One was to put my traps in my basement instead of in the cabinets on the above floor , ( kitchen and bath). Also , if you have a local lumber supply or plumbing outlet , they are pretty well up on the codes also. If you have any questions just shoot , I will gladly try to answer them.

phippz
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# Posted: 12 Jul 2017 15:28
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shadyacres, thanks for the info. I also seen you used a contractor to put up shell. I also am going this way. Our cabin will be in southern bedford county. do you mind sharing who your
contractor was, they gave you a good price....if I recall

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 12 Jul 2017 19:56
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I had a local Amish contractor do mine. I think there is quite a few around PA. Yes I bought all the material other than nails and staples and a little lumber I missed and I think it was like 5800. Couldn't complain at all. If there is any Amish in your area , surely there is some Amish sawmills , just ask around and you should be able to get info on some builders. I don't think they travel real far but not sure. Hope this helps.

kbvalley
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# Posted: 18 Jul 2017 23:05
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Nice place! I thought I was building a cabin but it seems I'm building your outhouse. That place is huge.
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phippz
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# Posted: 23 Jul 2017 20:53
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hi, was hoping you could share with me the roof pitch on your cabin? thanks

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 23 Jul 2017 22:09
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My cabin is 9.75 to 12 . The reason being , I bought the angled windows first and that is what they were.

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 13 Aug 2017 16:32
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Started work on my hunting shack !
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Shadyacres
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# Posted: 20 Aug 2017 19:18
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Hunting shack coming along.
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Kirby
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# Posted: 20 Aug 2017 19:41
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Looks great. How far away is the hunting shack from your cabin?

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 20 Aug 2017 19:48
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About 1000 yards I'd say. My grandson already is calling it my hideaway cabin.

Kirby
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# Posted: 20 Aug 2017 19:56
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Sounds perfect. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

Shadyacres
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# Posted: 27 Aug 2017 19:02
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Made a little progress on the hunting shack. I got bark pelled off my loft beams.
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Shadyacres
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# Posted: 10 Sep 2017 22:06
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Got shingles on one side of the roof this weekend. Had grandson all day Saturday so didn't get no work done that day but had a great time anyway.
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Shows my loft beams.
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