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    Excellent!! Glad to see your progress!!
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    The Build

    Well the time had finally came when I was ready to do the build. My cousin and I drove out to Ohio last Tuesday in the early morning and my brother and 2 other buddies drive out Tuesday night. I got there early enough to go pickup 3 loads of stone to backfill the poured walls and get everything set up. Tuesday night it started torrential downpours which lasted on and off for almost 24 hours. The whole build site was a muddy mess and it definitely slowed progress and lowered workers moral. All we got done Wednesday was the floor joists and floor boards put down.

    Thursday we got all the walls up and started on the roof joists. Friday noon time my cousin and my other buddy had to go home so it was down to 3 of us. Friday we finished the roof trusses and started putting all the roof boards on. The biggest obstacle in that was the Amish didn't have any of the trusses on 4' centers and every board was cut to fit so we basically had to lay every piece out to see what number was on it when we tore it down.

    Saturday we started putting the foam board insulation on top of the roof boards and then sheeted with OSB plywood so when the metal roof is screwed down there wont be any chance of a screw hitting between roof boards. We came up 3 sheets short on OSB so we had to wait until Monday to get the plywood to finish.

    I made a jib boom for my skidloader to lift the walls and the gables into place. It id its job but at times the square tubing on boom was flexing like a fishing pole. It was high stress when I was in loader placing the walls. The other scary thing was being up on the back roof without the proper safety equipment but it had to be done.

    I have a contractor coming in to put a dark green metal roof on within the next 2 weeks. Next for me is putting in the sewer system, digging a 300yard line ditch to street for electric, gas and water and all the interior work.Click image for larger version. 

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    Here are a few more pics. Everything turned out great and I'm very excited to get back out there. Click image for larger version. 

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    Jim it looks outstanding. Really nice job.
    “I don't partake in assembly-line convenience. I don't say that killing things is bad while I hire people to kill things for me.” ~ Ted Nugent

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    looking good, love the fact you did it on a full basement/garage!
    I am sure that part will get tons of use, stays cooler in summer, and a great place to clean deer in the fall
    plus all the other million uses a garage gets

    keep up the good work!

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    Love it! That's a busy wknd for sure. And I have to agree about the basement/ garage. Great place to butcher up some deer.


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    Holy smokes that is turning out GREAT!! You'll make a ton of memories in that cabin!!
    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
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    Good job. That's a great looking cabin.
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    Great looking cabin, we all are jealous!
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    That's fantastic, nice job. You will be glad you put that basement under it. I am in a similar situation. I sold my old farm and bought a bigger place last year with no buildings on it. I went the pole barn route for a quick, cheap and easy build since I'll be doing the work myself. We set poles as soon as the ground thawed and I'm putting in windows, doors & siding now. Had to take a break to put fall plots in but I'm on schedule to have it done before archery season.

    Keep us posted as you get all the detail work done and start enjoying that beautiful cabin.

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