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denimangle
Sep 16, 2010 11:25 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
I should have started this it begain with . Sorry Jon.

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denimangle
Sep 16, 2010 12:57 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
We bought our place in June of 2002. It was covered with beautiful pine, & oak trees, it was also covered with wicked vines with thorns ,some vines so thick Tarzan could have used them;

I had enough cleared space (where they had cleared the right of way for the water lines) to just set a mobile home the rest looked like this Thumb of 2010-09-16/denimangle/74d883
We set the trailer and left the same day for 2 years, 2 more jobs before we retired.
when we got home in 2004 the fun started first we cleared a few areas and desided where the house & shop should go Shop first A man/woman has to have their shop .. Rolling on the floor laughing well a road would be good first
Down the road to the shop we go Thumb of 2010-09-16/denimangle/6639af
Imagechelle
Sep 16, 2010 1:06 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Your home is going to be absolutely wonderful Cheryl! Thumbs up

Are you using preexisting plans/blueprints or did you design your own?
Imagepajonica
Sep 16, 2010 4:24 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Hi Cheryl, what an absolutely superb project this is, It's going to be both educational and enjoyable for us to follow it's progress through to completion. I love the wooded location and the style of the building. Good question there from Chelle.
who's the designer/architect?

Jon
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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denimangle
Sep 16, 2010 5:12 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
thanks Chelle
they are plans that we designed

A little dirt work the shop is on a slab
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framed up Thumb of 2010-09-16/denimangle/0a9eec
your off about this much Rolling on the floor laughing Thumb of 2010-09-16/denimangle/fdd791
Imagechelle
Sep 16, 2010 5:18 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Cool - those are the best kind!

I'll be quiet now so you can tell us about it. Okay, Whistling well....... I'll try to be! *Blush*
denimangle
Sep 16, 2010 6:03 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Chelle no need to be quite I might fall asleep if it gets to quite loading the pictures down fall of living out in the woods Dialup Whistling
The Shop is 1800 sq feet it has 3 shops ,office with potty, storage and a 2 car carport. It is the test run before we build our house. At one point for a few secs we thought it could be our house Rolling on the floor laughing like I said just a few.
Slab poured driveway & walk next . starting on the walls first of many delivers from lowes
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Wood ShopThumb of 2010-09-16/denimangle/814707
My Glass ShopThumb of 2010-09-16/denimangle/62d55b
DH in his Harley ShopThumb of 2010-09-17/denimangle/bdf3c4
denimangle
Sep 16, 2010 6:16 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Carport full of lumberThumb of 2010-09-17/denimangle/1cface

Storage runs behind carport & harley shopThumb of 2010-09-17/denimangle/0d9f16

the office behind my glass shop We also add a door out the back from the office
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denimangle
Sep 16, 2010 6:45 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
everything was going alone fineThumb of 2010-09-17/denimangle/7898a4
outside walls going up Thumb of 2010-09-17/denimangle/633d7f
Let me tell you about how smart my DH is . He came up with a block & tackle rig on a pole had a smaller rod welded to his old tractor to put the roof trusses up .put them up him self I might add
and I dont have any pictures (lost in a puter crash)
Ill have to look oh his puter
Imagepajonica
Sep 16, 2010 7:55 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Oh! this just gets better and better, your DH is a whole lot more than smart, he's brilliant! DIY is about solving a tonne of problems, solving the how to do this by myself is one of the biggest, my hat is off to a true DIY trouper! I tip my hat to you.

Jon
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
http://cubits.org/DIYcomfortheserious/
denimangle
Sep 16, 2010 8:38 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Thanks Jon I think he is too Thumbs up
Stack of FREE used doors will be used for work benches in all the shopsThumb of 2010-09-17/denimangle/cfda9e

Free 20x30 cover will become my outside wet work area off the back of the shop
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the start of the wood shop Thumb of 2010-09-17/denimangle/904552
denimangle
Sep 16, 2010 9:01 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
before the roof went on we got some rain well I found a few low spots in the concrete and im not a very happy camper one big dip in my glass shop . but oh well ill just plan for a work table over it .
the other was that the carport slap drained the wrong way ( the only thing we didnt do was pour & finish the concrete) DH tried to convince me it really didn't drain wrong it would be ok Thumb of 2010-09-17/denimangle/d2584c

then the roof was finished and the carport still flooded good thing the slab for the shop & storage is 3" higher the the carport Thumb of 2010-09-17/denimangle/3813c4
not much we can do to fix this , short of digging it all out and starting over (Not going to Happen)
But we will have gutters for rain collection and that should stop it.
Imagebeckygardener
Sep 19, 2010 7:28 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Cheryl - What an amazing job you are doing! You know what? There is always something that isn't perfect. The rain gutters should eliminate the flood problem and it will all be okay when it is completely done! I am just blown away by someone actually building their own home from the ground up! Only in my dreams would I ever attempt something so huge! My hat is off to you and your dh! I tip my hat to you.

I look forward to seeing more. Sorry that your dial-up is so slow! Ugh! We appreciate you nodding off uploading your pictures for us to see! Thank you for sharing them with us! Big Grin
Another Day in Paradise!
Imagepajonica
Sep 20, 2010 12:51 AM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
I agree
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
http://cubits.org/DIYcomfortheserious/
denimangle
Sep 20, 2010 7:30 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Thank you Becky & Jon,

Got finished staining trim yesterday (about 350 1x4x8 both sides) after HD gets it all yo I can start over with the 2 coat over the whole house Whistling
this week its the painted trim Hurray!
well back to the shop.
heres a picture before the stain, trim & porchThumb of 2010-09-20/denimangle/432ef5
Back of shop We did add a door close to the window area this is where my wet area will be ill be able to move off the porch & not have to use the water hose Rolling on the floor laughing
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denimangle
Sep 20, 2010 7:48 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
well again I have missing pictures Thumb of 2010-09-20/denimangle/4fcfac

but you can see the rails from the porch roof ... DH & his minimeThumb of 2010-09-20/denimangle/e3c051
All rails Must be seat hight Thumb of 2010-09-20/denimangle/c7f4c2

denimangle
Sep 20, 2010 8:04 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
feeling lazy today so add some more pictures. Lets move inside This was going to be the office complete with potty
But it more then likely will be added to my glass shop now that we are totally retired I don't need an office Rolling on the floor laughing
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craigs list find will work great in the office
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this will be/is DHs wood working shop
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the short end of the Storage area Filled with glass ( found on craigs list & freecycle)waiting for my Shop to be finished
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denimangle
Sep 20, 2010 8:24 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
My glass shop again I tell DH what I want and he makes it happen
all work tables are made from the used doors
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the light table will be hereThumb of 2010-09-20/denimangle/a54c08
denimangle
Sep 20, 2010 8:35 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
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glass storageThumb of 2010-09-20/denimangle/6ca395
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Imagepajonica
Sep 20, 2010 3:42 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
This gets more interesting by the day! Cheryl, thank you for sharing this amazing project with us on my cubit.
Love the work tops made from recycled doors! The whole thing is really looking great Thumbs up

Jon
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
http://cubits.org/DIYcomfortheserious/

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