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T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jan 5, 2014 - 12:01am PT
Something tells me it won't be drywall
I guess we were looking at the sheet of it in the background.
Jay Wood

Trad climber
Land of God-less fools
Jan 5, 2014 - 02:02am PT
Credit: Jay Wood
Credit: Jay Wood
Credit: Jay Wood
Credit: Jay Wood
This is a kitchen remodel I completed in the summer. The kitchen turned out to be the confluence of at least 10 additions and remodels, including square nails, parts of rafters embedded in the walls, greasy painted t&g paneling, 10 gallons of rat sh#t under the cabinets, and a challenging client who at one point saw me carrying away an extra sheet of plywood, and accused me of taking their artwork. The laundry room was a screen porch with board and batten siding butting up to triple lap, and caulked with wadded newspaper. I soaked some and when unrolled, turned out to be comics from 1928. This was 5 or more additions earlier.
Anyway, they're happy now, and I'm glad it's done.
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 5, 2014 - 07:31am PT
Jay Wood,

Nice kitchen!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 5, 2014 - 10:10am PT
^ ^ ^ I agree!

And. . . I bet we could all get together and write quite a book about clients, eh?

PEOPLE ARE WEIRD!

:-)
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:15pm PT
Credit: steveA
This will be a VERY LONG POST.

In 1970, after coming home from 3 tours in Vietnam, I bought a 60 acre timber lot in the White Mountains of N.H. I had a very long range goal of building a retirement home. I bought a Ford 8N farm tractor and proceeded over a 30 year period to log the lot.
I rough cut all the large Oak beams with a chainsaw, ( went thru quite a few saws and my back). I didn't use a mill, but just snapped chalk lines along the rough logs, following the line. With practice you can get good at this!
Once one side was done, the other 3 sides were easier, since I had a relatively flat edge to rest the saw on.
A large beam from Oak, 10x10x30 feet long, could take 4-6 hours to produce. These rough sawn beams were kept under cover for as long as 10-15 years drying out, where they warped and twisted etc. The main beams in the living room were over 14" square, before planing them down smooth.
I then had to plane the beams square using large hand held planers, which took many more years. Then the joints were cut for each beam.
For the studs, floor boards etc. I hired logging trucks to take the logs to an old mill, where I and an 80+ year old guy, who owned the mill, sawed them out.
I prefabricated the timber frame on the 60 acre lot. After retiring 5 years ago, I moved the frame to the house lot, near the center of town.
Much money and labor was spent covering up the lumber with tarps over the years, to keep the wood from rotting.

In addition, I built 4 different hydraulic cranes to erect the house,
which can be seen in the photo's. [photo
Credit: steveA
id=339088]
Here are the photo's---some copied from old prints.
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:19pm PT
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:21pm PT
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:23pm PT
Credit: steveA
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:24pm PT
I work part time as zamboni ice rink rat!
These systems are soo fun to work on.

YAY, Pyro! I was a ZamRat, too. . . but thank TheGreatGoddessOfOutdoorIceRinks, the Town of Mammoth Lakes had a full blown maintenance staff that dealt with the chiller!

HohMahn!

:-)
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:25pm PT
A N D .. .. ..

steveA. . . DOUBLE YAY.

I'm lovin' the story of your house!

TFPU!
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:25pm PT
Credit: steveA
Credit: steveA
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:32pm PT
Credit: steveA
Here is more:
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:36pm PT
The house uses Geothermal Heat. Wood as a secondary source only.
The house uses Geothermal Heat. Wood as a secondary source only.
Credit: steveA
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:42pm PT
All the raised panels were made from clear White Pine. It took 6 month...
All the raised panels were made from clear White Pine. It took 6 months to complete this room. Floor boards are wide Red Oak.
Credit: steveA
Credit: steveA
Sun Room
Sun Room
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 5, 2014 - 01:53pm PT
[photo[photo[photo
Finally--looking into the kitchen from the sun-room area.
Finally--looking into the kitchen from the sun-room area.
Credit: steveA
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Never made a stairway before--pretty difficult and time consuming.
Never made a stairway before--pretty difficult and time consuming.
Credit: steveA
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Housed stringer stairway.
Housed stringer stairway.
Credit: steveA
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Jan 5, 2014 - 02:18pm PT
Dern. I guess you can safely add "craftsman" to your resume steveA.


Really nice work.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Jan 5, 2014 - 02:20pm PT
Wow SteveA, stunning work. What satisfaction you must gain from just waking up in that place every day. You've made your own heaven.

DMT
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 5, 2014 - 02:47pm PT
SteveA - Your house is gorgeous, and an ode to "don't make 'em like they used to" work, except.... you did!
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 5, 2014 - 02:58pm PT
happiegrrrl,

I sent you an email.
MisterE

climber
Jan 5, 2014 - 04:28pm PT
Love the extra touch of the dovetail in the floor joists, Steve.
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