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mountainart
Sun Oct 13 2019, 09:31AM Email Thread Print View

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Hi everybody!

I didn't see a thread for those of us who are building our own home, so thought a thread might be fun to share ideas and pics.

I and my wife are building a log cabin in BBC to the south of the airport, and doing the work all ourselves. It is taking quite some time, as we have to move all the logs via crane, but the progreas is daily exciting and satisfying.

We are cutting our own lumber from donated trees, and will be making everything from scratch, including doors, windows, roof dragonscale shingles, hinges, fabinets, light fixtures, etc. bronze and cast iron jand cast deco. We wish it to look like a 200 year old structure when finished.


We'd love to trade hints and info with any others !
All the best, Paul and Julie


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BigBearSteve
Sun Oct 13 2019, 06:44PM

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Nice! Can't wait to see some progress pics.

Victory Shall Be Mine!! Stewie Griffin....
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mountainart
Sun Oct 13 2019, 07:04PM

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Here are some progress pics to date, along with pics ofnthe detail bits I am hand forging and scratchbuilding. I am milling local ironwood trees( taken from the cleared area at onyx summit during the fires) and making everything built-in. 5hete will be lots of ironwork along the roof ridges as well (house will have a Harry Potter/Victorian Gothic vibe). there is a pic here of the DragonScale roofing tiles I am making, they are 10 inches each.

There are also a couple of pics of one of my tiny homes, to show how the finished roof shape will look











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Sun Oct 13 2019, 07:11PM

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doors, dragonscale
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all local materials
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doors, dragonscale roofing and hand forged/cast trim and deco









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mountainart
Sun Oct 13 2019, 07:16PM

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exterior will be aged to look like this (like the cabin has been in big bear for 200 years















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BootsNBridles
Sun Oct 13 2019, 07:45PM

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Super nice! I'm very jealous that you have time to do all the hand fab stuff. When we built it was all we could do to install what we bought! Are you near the airport or up on the hillside? No matter where it is it's going to be super cool when you're done!
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mountainart
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Thanks!

It is a lot of work for all the finishing and deco.thinking that we will get dried in hopefully before winter hits(cross fingers) then another year for everything else.
We are on Rainbow blvd, where starr dr hits, on 4/5ths acre up against the conservancy open land. feel free to come by and say hi anytime!
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