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    Default Re: Timber Frame Hybrid Home - Owner Builder

    You can put space behind a door to good use if the space is deep enough. A book shelf needs 12" for example. If you allow 16" of free depth from the door trim to the corner, the space can be effectively used. In an office room, a standard credenza will fit there.

    Wall space and floor space are both important to maximize use of. A 3-0 door in a corner uses 3' of wall space when open. Setting a 3-0 door out 16" from the corner gives a net wall space gain of ~20". Another thing to consider is, what does the room look like when the door is closed. With the door up tight to the corner, there is room for a Justin Bieber poster and not much else. Set out a ways, you can have shelving, hooks for hanging clothing items, etc.

    It's a personal preference thing no doubt, but there are space advantages to keeping doors out of corners when it works for the rest of the room. I tend to think of blank, unusable wall space as a design problem to be solved. There is almost always some use you can put such walls to with a little imagination and pre-planning in the floor layout and framing.
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    Here are the updated plans after changes including pdf files. We also have added a laundry chute from the 2nd floor bathroom down to the laundry room which should come in handy.

    First Floor PDF 2013_03_19_1006-A1_0.pdf
    Second Floor PDF 2013_03_19_1006-A2_0.pdf

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    Got a call today from the Timberframe Co. The timbers will be ordered around the middle of next month. Foundation will start at the end of next month as well. It seems like the process has taken forever but we finally have most of our decisions on finishes finalized as well. A few more items have arrived and have started to take up some of my shop space. The fireplace showed up today. We had damage to two sections of flu that will need to be re-ordered. The fireplace itself looked great and was exactly as expected.

    I also recieved a section of redwood that I ordered. We plan to turn it into a vanity top for the half bath by the entry. I've got it cut close to size but will wait to trim further and finish until we get the framing done just to be safe on size.

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    How do you plan to finish/seal the Redwood? Clear?...I hope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryD View Post
    How do you plan to finish/seal the Redwood? Clear?...I hope!
    Sealing is going to be a bit tricky do to possible issues with standing water from the sink. It will definately be clear so that we can bring out the natural color and grain. I'll probably use several coats of marine/spar varnish or use a clear penatrating epoxy sealer. I'll use the extra cutoff to experiment with a bit. Too many coats and I'm affraid it may look too glossy. Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jk96 View Post
    Here are the updated plans after changes including pdf files. We also have added a laundry chute from the 2nd floor bathroom down to the laundry room which should come in handy.
    I really like how the plan is looking. I'm a bathroom guy, I make my living remodeling them, so that's where I tend to focus on the most when looking at a plan. What type of showers are you planning on using? Fiberglass, one piece units are cheap and quick, but they also lack the appeal of a custom tile unit and in my opinion, are kind of disappointing. I like big, open showers that do not have a lip to step over and you don't need any glass or a door to clean all the time.

    I drew some quick ideas out for you to consider.

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    Like curb appeal, I think what you see when you open the door is also very important. For me, I like to see the vanity. It is the nicest thing in the room, and it makes a big difference to see that instead of a toilet right away.

    The little room that I created inside the master closet is a secret storage place that could be hidden by a movable shoe cabinet, or shelving, or just a simple door painted to match the walls and blocked by clothes. They are very popular here and a great place to put a gun safe or just things you don't want out in plain view.

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    Hi Eddie,

    Thanks for the suggestions. We plan to do tile showers as opposed to drop in fiberglass. I like what you've done with bathroom #2. I may have to use this.

    For the upstairs bathroom #1 I'm still not sure what I'm going to do there. We made a change to a shower/tub but really don't think we are going to keep the tub for a few reason. 1st is space, 2nd we really don't need a another tub upstairs plus more to clean, and finally with two boys eliminating the tub gives us room for a urinal in this bathroom.

    Keep the suggestions coming. Still have about a month before things plans have to be nailed down for good.

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    It's now official. We signed the construction loan a couple of days ago and just in time. We will need to pay for the timbers next week to get them ordered from the mill. Right now I've purchased enough stuff to just about finish a nice home and don't have enough money left to build one, so it's a good feeling to have it finalized.

    I picked up the hardwood floors yesterday. They were shipped on three separate pallets from two shipping companies. Because each pallet was 12 foot long and 3,000 lbs. I had to take the truck and trailer to the shipping terminals and pick them up as I had no way to unload them if they were delivered. The pallet from Company A was in good shape. The two pallets from Company B was another story. One pallet looked like it had rolled down the interstate and been re-wrapped with shrink wrap to put it back together. It was also double stacked on top of the other pallet without proper bracing underneath. After watching the two kids trying to figure out how to get a 12' foot pallet through a 9' door for 20 minutes they finally listened to my suggestions and made it through.

    I'm amazed that more stuff doesn't arrive damaged after watching them back the forklift into two other pallets that didn't belong to me in the process. When it was all said and done I ended up spending today building proper pallets for the floors and re-stacking all three pallets. The way these were sent was a joke, especially for the money spent. Overall I would say there was probably 300 sq/ft with significant damage, however some of it will be usable by using these pieces where cutoff or rips are required. The floors themselves look great. Probably 70% heartwood and most pieces are a minimum 5'. I would guess they probably have a 6-7' average length as I was having trouble finding any short pieces when filling holes as I re-stacked. Pictures below.

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    Put some clear polyurethane on a few boards to see how it would look with the stone



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    Everything is re-stacked and now taking up much needed shop space



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    Wow nice flooring. Sorry I must have missed it is it hickory?
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