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Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Mar 24, 2014 - 11:47am PT
Does relocating a 35 ft bridge with 2 12" x 27' I beams count?

Technically we did rebuild the footings, placing 12" concrete blocks with RR ties on top to rest the I beams on. The creek spanned 30 ft across at top and was 18 ft below grade.

The bridge had washed out about 6 years ago after a bit of a flood. Beavers have been rerouting the creek for the past 10-20 years.

The first plan was to dismantle it and drag the I beams to the new location with farm tractors to a location about 300 yards upstream. The beavers had long moved past the new spot. The planned evolved into a far superior one. Still it was a bit of work. Thanks for a younger generation to help, even the hard work was made easier.

This creek isn't too far (as the crow flies) from the original site of the Koasatis Indians, a vast village and the mainstay of what is generally known as the Creek Indians; which was a misnomer for various Indian Tribes whose only relations were actually trading and war.

Ironically that village was located on the Chattahoochee River, near the the end of the runway of Lawson Air Field, Ft. Benning, GA. The exact spot of the village is where a unit of the U.S. Army Bridge Building Company has been practicing their art since WWI. I'm putting a picture of that at that the bottom for anyone who cares.
Clearing a path to the creek.
Clearing a path to the creek.
Credit: Tobia

Walking the bridge from old site.
Walking the bridge from old site.
Credit: Tobia
Building up dirt ramps to bridge height.
Building up dirt ramps to bridge height.
Credit: Tobia
Unfortunately the dozer and track hoe are far too heavy and wide to cr...
Unfortunately the dozer and track hoe are far too heavy and wide to cross the bridge and the new road or trail will have to be made the hard way.
Credit: Tobia
362nd Bridge Co. on the Chattahoochee River
362nd Bridge Co. on the Chattahoochee River
Credit: Mike Haskey

bamboo

Trad climber
pike co
Mar 24, 2014 - 08:48pm PT
edge
is that flooring hickory??nice stuff!
and the room is unreal!!it must be tough finding that much seasoned /stable material!!not to mention finish treatments on that scale!!
did you set up shop on site?--WOW!! nice!!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 24, 2014 - 09:28pm PT
Bamboo, the floor is indeed prefinished hickory. Pretty tough stuff.

And the two rooms shown are just a few of the many similar ones I have done. These were back in New Hampshire so native species like birch, cherry, walnut, maple, or oak could be purchased by the pallet graded for width (10" +). Mahogany was available from the same lumber yards but I preferred buying quantity from the importer in NYC.

For all of the rooms I would take detailed measurements, transcribe some onto story sticks where appropriate, and prefab everything. Wall panels were cope and rail with either flat or raised solid wood panels and I would snap 4' wide sections together on site. Finish was an alcohol based dye followed by 2-3 coats of precat lacquer applied in my shop prior to delivery and installation. Prefinished moldings were applied on site, and at the end there was nothing left to touch up except for some tiny finish nail holes.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 24, 2014 - 09:44pm PT
Close to finishing this house, just need to get the granite countertops and finish plumbing plus a few details. Not really high end, but I've been able to do most all the work alone on site for the last three weeks and will be turning over the best product for the money to the client, and I find that very rewarding.

Before and afters:

Kitchen space.
Kitchen space.
Credit: Edge

Maple cabinets, hickory floor, stock door and trim &#40;ick&#41;, and ...
Maple cabinets, hickory floor, stock door and trim (ick), and temporary cardboard countertops.
Credit: Edge

Cabinets.
Cabinets.
Credit: Edge

Living room
Living room
Credit: Edge

Living room and stair rail.
Living room and stair rail.
Credit: Edge

Bathroom.
Bathroom.
Credit: Edge

Shower tile, floor tile, vanity, door, and trim.
Shower tile, floor tile, vanity, door, and trim.
Credit: Edge
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 25, 2014 - 12:22am PT
What's the story with those living room windows?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 25, 2014 - 12:37am PT
Biotch, so Edge's Corgis can look out, right?
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 25, 2014 - 01:05am PT
What's the story with those living room windows?

It's a late '70s era raised ranch. I have no idea what people were thinking back then, I was too busy battling post pubescent rejection to notice architectural trends of the time.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Mar 25, 2014 - 02:38pm PT
Edge,

What's the $/sq.ft. (installed) cost of a hickory floor like the one above? Ball park would do as a curiosity.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 25, 2014 - 02:43pm PT
Catapult
Catapult
Credit: Flip Flop

Making toys for the boy. I've got a catapult finished and a trebuchet in progress.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 25, 2014 - 02:45pm PT
What's next, buckets of burning oil? :-)
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:00pm PT
Gypsy Adventure Wagon
Gypsy Adventure Wagon
Credit: Flip Flop

Reilly, I could mount a monster catapult on top of the Caravan.
this just in

climber
north fork
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:05pm PT
Flip Flop, when I was in grade school we always had a Medieval Days Festival and one year my buddie's dad helped us make a catapult. Still remember the fun of that today.

Edge, great looking floor and railing.
WyoRockMan

climber
Flank of the Big Horns
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:32pm PT
PRO TIP: If the customer at the local lumber yard is buying a submersible sewage pump and rubber gauntlet gloves, it is not necessary to inquire, "How's your day going?"

I'll save you all the gory pictures.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:43pm PT
TJI, kids go crazy over it. I collected a bunch of shoe-boxes ( Simpson boxes really) and the kids set up forts and put their action figures on them. Then they launch everything that they can find. Matchbox cars are deadly. I'm stoked to be 5 years old again.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 25, 2014 - 04:56pm PT
Rehabbed an old stock Razor scooter - still needs a few tweaks.
Credit: T H
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 25, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
Edge.

What's the $/sq.ft. (installed) cost of a hickory floor like the one above? Ball park would do as a curiosity.

Tobia, it worked out to be just over $10/sf for labor & materials. Materials were about 70% of the cost.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 25, 2014 - 10:17pm PT
dude i totally augured in a 3' bit
right thru the heart of the tree base
i hadda used my roto hammer on high drive.
it was work, man.
then i rammed an old lamp rod into the
skewed hole and wrenched it up plumb.
fished a recycled wire through the lot
and wired into range,
it's hot!

then i straight plopped down some bored-out stone
and found me a bitchen stained glass shade
at the local hospice,
and now this bugger is fixed gear in
my kitchen,
no visible cord,
Credit: Norwegian

T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 26, 2014 - 12:36am PT
beautifl
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Mar 28, 2014 - 01:11am PT
Credit: pyro
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 28, 2014 - 01:18pm PT
Great stuff!

Pyro, what's happening there?

I'm starting Monday with the tried and true hippie/redneck crew. It'll be nice to be working with 'family' again.

Anyone know anything about zero net houses? My boss took a class in it and the results seem astounding. We'll be starting a new construction with that in mind in a few months. Curious about this.
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