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Offline astidham

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2010, 02:46:24 PM »
Your cabin looks great,what pitch is your roof?
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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2010, 03:28:16 PM »
Thanks!  The pitch is 12 x 12.

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2010, 04:18:19 PM »
Looks like the females got you out numbered.  ;)

Nice looking place you have there.

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2010, 07:21:28 PM »
Wow, really awesome place.  I dug through years of emails so I could find my password and log back in to say that!! So I really like it!

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2010, 07:33:26 PM »
Thanks Mike!  We are flattered you went through the trouble to find your password so you could post :)  We are very happy with it and proud of how it turned out.  We followed the plans and it turned out great.

Osprey, yes the girls do out number the boys in our family :)

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2010, 05:48:31 AM »
Dave and Kim - the place looks awesome! If you don't mind what does the plan layout look like? Is there a bedroom on the main floor? It looks like everyone is enjoying it!

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2010, 06:05:33 AM »
Dave and Kim:

Thanks for sharing pictures of your fine cabin. You did a great job and your handsome family pictures could be used in an article on "happy, healthy country living".  :D :D :D

 I hope some of those photos make it into the long term family album.

Really a first class job.

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2010, 06:59:28 AM »
Germangirl, There is a bedroom on the first floor.  We used the standard plan layout except we extended the length from 30 to 40 ft.  The extra length is in the family room/living area.  The plans for the standard layout are on the forum (search for 1 1/2 story 20 x 30 cottage).

John, thank you!  Thanks for all of your support and patience with our questions.  I'll take some pictures of the outside with the finished porch next time.  It especially looks good all lit up at night.  Dave is actually talking about another project down the road sometime once we finish this one (actually, we'll probably always be doing something to this one as we are already talking about adding an island to the kitchen, lol).  We'll see.  Again, thanks!

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2010, 03:05:36 PM »
very nice.  can i ask if there is heat other than the wood stove?  for us who are considering a build... could you tell us roughly what your cost is on the project ??   

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2010, 06:11:21 PM »
Here's a link to the 20x30 1 1/2 story plan that Dave and Kim extended to 40'. An extra 10' has made everything more spacious.

http://www.countryplans.com/20w_loft.html

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2010, 07:10:35 PM »
cbc58.. We also have baseboard heating in all of the rooms including small units in the bathrooms.  We'll know more next winter how much we need to use them though.  We had the stove going a few weekends ago and the upstairs was very warm from just that. 

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2010, 07:12:45 PM »
I forgot to answer on the cost question.  I'll check with Dave and our records and let you know tomorrow. 

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2010, 09:29:34 AM »
Lovely job. The place looks great!
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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2010, 05:27:42 AM »
Wow.  Everything looks great!
I have a question for you on the porch floor.  It looks like you've used T&G flooring.  Is it slightly pitched away from the house?  How will you finish it?
I'd like to do a screened porch and wanted to used T&G but was told I should use cedar decking with spaces between the planks to drain the water that will inevitably get in.  I'd much prefer to use T&G.  What are your thoughts?
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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2010, 07:11:18 AM »
Wow.  Everything looks great!
I have a question for you on the porch floor.  It looks like you've used T&G flooring.  Is it slightly pitched away from the house?  How will you finish it?
I'd like to do a screened porch and wanted to used T&G but was told I should use cedar decking with spaces between the planks to drain the water that will inevitably get in.  I'd much prefer to use T&G.  What are your thoughts?

Jesse I just noticed your post and I thought I would let you know that there is a solid composite T&G flooring in I think 2-1/4 width's.  I had seen it at a builders auction.  The tounge was already pre-drilled for installation.  I had never seen it before that day and i thought it was pretty neat looking stuff.  Just thought i would mention it.

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2010, 07:27:59 AM »
John can you see if you can get a name or something of that product? Will check at my local at my local lumber yard. 
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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2010, 10:19:48 AM »
Great looking place.  We are day dreaming of a 20x40 1 1/2 as well and I was curious if you could share the layout for the upstairs?  Do you have any modified plans drawn up?  Did you make the bedroom or kitchen downstairs any bigger or did all the extra go to the living area?  Just trying to get a feel for what the space is like.  Thanks for any info you can offer. 

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2010, 11:59:52 AM »
Fantastic job.  Which one of those kids on the porch was running the chop saw?  They did a good job on the T&G!!!!
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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2010, 01:37:46 PM »
John can you see if you can get a name or something of that product? Will check at my local at my local lumber yard. 

Rick I would have to wait until the next auction which will be in the fall to see if I can get a company name.  But I did find this company who advertises porch flooring in composite.  Maybe a place to start.

http://www.correctporch.com/

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« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2010, 11:35:08 AM »
We love your cabin Dave and Kim!!   We want to build the stairs to code if possible
and need some help.  We love the look of your stairway, do you have a plan for the stairs that you could share with us?  It would my husbandís life a while lot easier as he has never built stairs before.  Any help would be much appreciated!! 
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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2010, 05:34:17 PM »
The house really came out great, Dave and Kim- looks like the kids and whole family enjoy it.
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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2010, 06:43:02 PM »
Wow , I love it!  Its almost exactly what we have been dreaming about for yrs.
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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2011, 03:14:28 PM »
Fantastic looking place.  [cool] thanks for taking the time to share the story and the pictures. 

i'm just acquiring land and am starting to think about the 1 1/2 vs 2 story plans.  Did you contemplate this much?  Cost and difficulty (for a total novice) are what would influence me the most.

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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2011, 05:17:12 PM »
mogie01 - saw the question about stairs. The 1-1/2 story (20x30) plans have several stair options in the booklet that comes with the plans including a full U-shaped standard code stairway. This stair does require more width than the cottage stair and thus you would probably want to build it in a longer plan like the 40' version that Dave and Kim built.

Here is more information on code stairs from the Visual Stair Guide (this PDF will take a few seconds to load).

The U-shaped stair is the standard for the Universal Cottage plan.
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Re: Dave and Kim's 1 1/2 story 20x40 cabin pics
« Reply #49 on: August 26, 2011, 09:48:57 AM »
Nice!  I love all the pine.