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Old 10-27-2007, 03:49 PM   #31
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That "cabin" style is awesome....but 4K seems kinda low, especially if you're gonna build something up to spec that will add value to the property. What about some of those pre-fab cabins: http://www.summerwood.com/products/cabins/index.html

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Old 10-27-2007, 04:16 PM   #32
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Check out that site. They sell pre-cut kits as well as the pre-assembled. The pre-cut type would help you avoid cutting down any trees. Definitely worth investigation

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Old 10-27-2007, 06:21 PM   #33
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I've got about 15' w x20' L to work with in the front yard. I want room for a poker table & bar, two chest freezers & a fridge. I want a cold storage room too.
I just sont see there being enough room in a 15'x20' shed for all of that and a stripper pole. I mean...the guys need some kind of entertainment on poker nights between rounds of Hold 'em besides just great beer.

Something you might think about is talking to an AC guy about an old unit. They pull residential/commercial units that still work all the time. My Grandfather used to own a small grocery store. He picked up a 20 ton unit that was just over 6 months old for only $300. It was pulled from a business that had added on and needed a bigger ac system. You can get ac stuff cheap if you just ask and have the time to wait for a good deal to come along. Get an overkill unit and you could brew in comfort in the middle of August with refrigerated air.
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:29 PM   #34
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Something you might think about is talking to an AC guy about an old unit.
.....echo?
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:51 PM   #35
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Ed, please elaborate on "the french drain".

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Old 10-27-2007, 06:54 PM   #36
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Wow, some great ideas! Thanks! I think I'll get some professional help to get it framed out. I still need to work on the interior layout.

SWMBO wants to put in our Eckbank set we brought back from Germany. It's similar in style to this, but the seats are padded.


It'll be the Stammtich where cards can be played, beer drunk, on the long side, you can pass out if needed.

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Ed, please elaborate on "the french drain".
A drainage hole in the ground filled with gravel. Just for rinse water from the sink. It beats just pouring it on the ground.
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:02 PM   #38
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I know when you do it yourself you can do it a a bunch cheaper but I think 4K is not enough. I built a 3,800 sf house "slap" and all for about 120K but that was before materials went up so much. I have 2,500sf of wood ceilings, wood and tile floors, wood windows and very nice fixtures. I did all of the work myself including the CAD drawings and even the cabinets so you can see it is very much less expensive to DIY. Also put in a small basement.

This will be a good excuse to buy more toys such as nail guns, compressors and saws.
I hope to see you next weekend so If I remember we can talk about it.

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Old 10-28-2007, 12:33 PM   #39
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Here's mine, it's 16x16 has a 60 amp box (wish it was 100) no plumbing. My best friend, myself and my sons built it and a lot of the wood was free and I have about $2500.00 in it. Go to my gallery and you can see some shots of the inside.


And we had a ball building it!!!!

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Old 10-28-2007, 06:45 PM   #40
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Are you planning any HVAC for it like a window unit?

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