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    Thanks Depmandog. I'm going to follow all your suggestions.

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    Well, we built it! I lost my phone with pics for a while but my SIL found it in the brush/woods. I'll start posting some pics. I don't have pics of when we cleared the area the previous fall (2011) but we had to cut a few live and a few dead trees out and I rented a mini back hoe to dig out the stumps.

    On April 17th 2012 we started with our layout lines for the building and the 3 6x6 runners we used for foundation.

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    Then we put down cement blocks to support the runners level and off the ground a little.

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    Placed the 6x6 runners
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    Then we tied the runners together with treated 2x6's

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    Then we layed out floor 2x6 floor joists but did not attach them to the runners yet.

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    Next we glued and nailed 1/2" treated plywood to the joists.

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    Then we flipped the floor joist system to put the treated plywood on the bottom against the runners.
    We used the loader on the B2620 to help but we couldn't take pics of that process. We needed all hands on deck.

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    Then we nailed blocking in the joist bays to stiffen but also to allow a good attachment through the blocking and treated plywood to the runners. Here it is flipped over and placed back on the runners squared up.

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    Then we insulated the joist bays and then glued and nailed 3/4" T&G OSB for the final flooring on our platform.

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    From there it was fairly typical stick built construction. We used 2x4 walls with 2x6 rafters with a ridge board.

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    Here's some pics of putting the walls up.

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    I took awhile to figure the rafters out but once we did, we moved along pretty quickly. It was now April 24th.

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    The walls on the outside were 1x6 and 1x8 knotty pine T& G. We put up the back corner first so we could set the conduit from the buried wire for the subpanel.

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    Then we completed the rest of the wall sheathing.

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    Next the roofing.

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    Then on Friday April 27th we closed up the shell and went home for a break.

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    I'll post more of the process later guys. It was a fun and satisfying project. But my brother-in-law and I did get tired in the process. Not bad for a couple of senior citizens.

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    That's an interesting detail of not going all the way to the top plate with the sheathing and (if I see it correctly) finishing with a 2x4 at the top of the wall instead. Any particular reason for that? I usually put sheathing all the way up to get full cross bracing tieing the top plate in to the wall studs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyG View Post
    That's an interesting detail of not going all the way to the top plate with the sheathing and (if I see it correctly) finishing with a 2x4 at the top of the wall instead. Any particular reason for that? I usually put sheathing all the way up to get full cross bracing tieing the top plate in to the wall studs.
    I wanted the 4x8 sheathing to also cover the rim joist. I should have gotten 4x9. The top of the 4x8 was the bottom of the boxed in soffit. We later took the 2x4 off and filled in with scrap osb.

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    Here's some work on the "Guest Nest" as the wives are calling it.

    We came back on May 15th. We wrapped the building in house wrap and nailed up the knotty pine t&g.
    Oh, didn't post pics but we wired the place before we insulated.










    We made our door from T&G 2x6's. It's heavy and solid.



    Covered the ceiling of the porch with knotty pine as well.



    We put the same vertical knotty pine on the inside with some horizontal backing where needed.



    We built in 2 twin bunks, a bookcase on the bunk wall. Which left room for a queen size bed and small closet.



    We also wrapped the soffit and fascia with aluminum.

    We did this in two trips, one in May and the other in June. The ladies picked out carpet and my sister-in-law made curtains.

    Everybody loves it.

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    Looks really nice. I like the color on the finish. What did you use?

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