What will be in the area beneath the bar joist?
For the time being nothing, there will be some wiring and plumbing run though the bar joist so I have to leave it uncovered until all that work is done. I haven't decided on putting a permanent lining underneath them yet because I'm waiting to see how much money is left before deciding to add a basement/shop/shooting range now or wait a few years. My only concern with it being left open are mice and other critters taking up residence there.
I forgot to mention that I killed a copperhead 3 days ago under that big cedar tree on the right of all the pictures, after having walked underneath the tree at least 10 times that day.
To the top guys, more pictures on the first post
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As the others have said, please update with pictures as you have time.
You will appreciate that house so much more when its done because of all the hard work you've put into it.
Back to the top again, only a 3 day wait this time.
Can i just come down and build with you for a few weeks. i would want to put some natural light in that though.
Nothing here to see!
If I was just working on the house I'd say yes. There will be lots of light. I scored 14 42"x54" frameless windows for $400 of craigslist about 2 years ago, and a couple months before that caught a National Home Center closing down and bought another 7-8 windows at 75% off. There will be a lot of windows, thinking about a skylight too but with the nearly flat roof I'm worried about leaks.
I would love to do something like this on a parcel of land my Dad has set aside for me. Alas, having the resources available that you do is at least 80% of the battle, and I do not have said resources. I love the ideas that you are sharing, and I'll be following. I call the motif industrial chic.
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The pylons are 4'-4.5' deep, I hit shale on all of them and they are 24" in diameter.
Without a doubt there is no way I could have undertaken this without having access to all of the equipment. I'm trying to figure out something to do for everyone who has helped me especially my father, not that he expects anything though.
Very cool that you are recycling lots of parts, and using wood from your own freakin trees. Very cool.
Walls and the roof are up, to the top.
Yea, you're a hillbilly, I Wanta see when you weld down the toilet
Looks great, keep the pictures coming.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Harry S. Truman
"Deep in the heart of the Ozarks"
You're just using the Fab-loks to hold the panels on? Usually that type of panel has a clip and screw in the girts that gets hidden when the next panel is set. If it were me, I'd put a through screw at the top and bottom.
Looks good, great view too!
Do you only play? Or can you shoot too?
First time using these wall panels but I was told it was fine to just use fablocks like on the other panels. Once I get the porches on ill run some screws through. Thanks for the info.
Not many men can say they built their home...I am envious
"...to disarm the people - that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them." - George Mason
Very cool. Keep the updates coming. I love non-traditional ideas.
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That's gonna be a nice home. Are you building in a gun vault?
"But, as luck would have it, he stood up. He caught that chunk of lead." Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock
Thanks to everyone for the comments this is a big time learning experience to say the least.
Yes and no, I've been meaning to start looking for a door as it looks like i've stumbled across some 1/4" steel plate at scrap price to build the room out of. If it doesn't work out to be in the house it will be underneath once I turn that area into a shop.
|He only employs his passion he who can make no use of his reason|
Awesome undertaking. Amazing to be able to say: "I built this".
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