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Building a cabin yourself is much more economical than buying a prefab storage shed. The cost of materials for this build, including doors and windows...
Here is the 12x20 floor plan showing where the 4x4s and the floor joists would be located.
1st picture: shows my ford tractor and my neighbors post hole digger he let me borrow. 2nd picture: shows the posts planted and the bottom 2x10 string...
This picture shows the center rafter board. I measured over 6 feet to the center. The roof is going to be a 5/12 pitch roof so the rafter board had to...
1st picture: shows using a quick square. Put the pivot point at the top of the board and turn the square until the 5 on the * COMMON TOP CUT* line gr...
1st picture: shows the rafters being set next. 2nd picture: shows the rafters on and the starting of the purlins being put on the top of the rafters f...
Here is where it started to get complicated for me. I was looking for a 12x16 cabin, but once i looked at it I decided I wanted the whole 12x16 for fl...
I had to screw (36) 3x3/8 inch lag bolts to all the outer joists into the 4x4s for stability.
1st picture: shows the (20) 13 inch hurricane studs with the 5/12 pitch angle cuts.2nd picture: shows them installed.
1st & 2nd pictures: show the (14) 2x10x12 floor joist installed 3rd & 4th pictures: show the 1x2 furring strips nailed to the inside of the floor joi...
1st - 3rd pictures: show my dad cutting the siding boards to 8 foot long. 4th - 6th pictures: show the boards up on the wall and the soffit and the f...
This picture shows the studding in for the porch ceiling, 16 inch centers and 4 foot long studs.
Studding in the front wall and front door frame, it was a hot day!! Here's my dooraggin' Dad! Just had to take a picture of this! He-he-he... 2nd pi...
Here are the gable ends finished with the batten strips attached. All that's left for them are the two vents.
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