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Old 01-02-2010, 11:02 PM   #41
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This is unbelievable! Thanks for all the detailed photos and desciptions of them.

I think you both are a great couple and should be proud of yourselves!!!!
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:47 AM   #42
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What a fantastic build .......you two are an inspiration to all who read this and to those who get to see it in person.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:07 PM   #43
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Derrick is cool. It's amazing what a skilled imaginative craftsman can accomplish. Good luck with your build.

Looking forward to updates!
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:34 PM   #44
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Went to your web site and checked out your pictures. Impressive. See you got your ceder at Red River in Batesville. I am in Jonesboro and had a place at Ash Flat once. So I guess you are a neighbor.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:46 PM   #45
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Very cool! Please keep sharing...
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:12 AM   #46
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She was nervous about the height so I tied her to the header.
One way to conquer the problem! You folks are doing great work!! I'm learning new skills to use when I retire in 13 months!!
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:50 PM   #47
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Well here we are again. Would like to say thanks to all that have taken time to look and post a lot of kind words. As we said when we put the first post up, this is a DIY or at least as true to a DIY as we can keep it.
It also is a low budget project and hope that we reflect that. Not that there is anything wrong with someone spending a whole bunch of money and hiring a huge crew to do it, there is not. However we donít have it and needed to build as inexpensive as we can. It can cause some extra problems, mostly time related, but it is what it is. And it was to that end that we felt that there might be others that could benefit from our project.
We havenít been able to do a thing on it since Thanksgiving due to the weather and it is really ticking us off. Arkansas is not supposed to be this cold. We are originally from central New England and should be used to it, but have been away from there for 11 years now and also getting older too.
So lets put up a few more pics and as always if you want to see all the pics up to date along with the ones that we have not posted on here you can go to the web site. www.ninetyninesigns.com



Above; This next set of pictures will deal with framing up the gable ends and making Derrick a bit lower.
Our lil 97 F150 with some more sticks. Have learned to buy only what you can use in a reasonable amount of time. Plus that bed with the lid wonít haul much anyways.

Above; First 2 x 6 x 10í gets nailed to the posts.

Above; Shows notches cut into vertical studs.

Above; Studs held in place with c-clamps while I nail them.

Above; West end done.

Above; Octagon vent that we had leftover from a project in Texas. It is just held in place with a couple of nails so Lin could see how it will look. It will not be functional either because it will interrupt the full ridge vent.

Above; Repeated on the East gable without the box for the vent.

Above; View from inside. The four small rectangles over the door way will be windows .

Above; Starting to alter Derrick. Removing the stairway.

Above; Removing the wheels.

Above; Moved the side braces up 37 inches. This is the amount we will cut off of Derrick.

Above; Balanced off an old post jack.

Above; Cutting the legs off.

Above; Lin now calls it Derrick Jr.

Above; Reinstall stairs and wheels and he is ready to go back to work.
Stay warm and thanks for looking.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:57 PM   #48
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:19 PM   #49
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MR NASMAN Wow!!!! Y'all are too much...Thanks
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:08 PM   #50
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You cut Derrick down in his prime! Shame on you! lol
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:47 PM   #51
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You cut Derrick down in his prime! Shame on you! lol
Lin was very upset , she couldn't watch.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:17 PM   #52
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If I can have a third of your drive and energy when I'm just 50 I'll be so very happy. You are an inspiration, and to have both of you equally passionate about this project is a real blessing. Subscribed.
A third of their driveway ya mean....ha Really great job on the barn,cant wait to see more.....mada
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:11 PM   #53
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Great job on the barn and nice photos. Gotta love those wifes who aren't afraid of getting those hands dirty. I first tought my wife the construction trade back in 1991 when we got married and built are 1st home, now 19 years later she knows more then most men. This is my first time here at the garage journal and i think i'm addicted. I am currently about 75% percent complete on my 30'x54' garage/workshop/man cave that i started building a few years ago. I am kicking myself for not snapping more photos during construction. I will start posting some photos soon.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:15 PM   #54
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So, did you find any lint in your belly button?? (LOL).

I admire your energy and that of your wife. Amazing build. I hope I'm able to do that when I'm 70.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:03 PM   #55
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So, did you find any lint in your belly button?? (LOL).
Hey, that's my nail apron and I'm trying to find my pencil. I just had it five minutes ago.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:12 AM   #56
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NASMAN, you remind me of my dad. Planning, attention to detail, the importance of cleaning up your work area at the end of the day - he's been gone 15 years and reading your thread has been like watching dad, thank you.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:38 AM   #57
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wow i am truly blown away, keep up the good work.


cheers chook...
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:57 PM   #58
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Inspiring. Simple as that.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:02 PM   #59
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More pictures


Above; Building the headers for the bottom end of the outside rafters.

Above; Setting the outside Simpson post locators , note string.

Above; Outer Douglas Fir posts squared and cut for length.

Above; 2 x 4 attached to Derrickís pull out drawers to hold posts in place while adding headers and braces.

Above; Derrick holds stuff real good.

Above; Making 2 x 4 holes in Derricks side so he can help hold up the headers. Hey the hat is back, Too!

Above; The other end gets a joist hanger so that 2 x 4 can slide thru to be out of the way when Derrick goes between posts.

Above; Header sitting on pull out studs , ready to clamp up.

Above; Using ratchet straps to lift and hold one end while I lift and clamp the other end.

Above; First set up and Derrick moved to do another bay.

Above; South side post up. Now will repeat on the North side.

Above; Both sides done , ready for rafters.

Above; Detail of top of side posts.

Above; Inside tie to post.

Above; Soffit boards. Cut a 4 x 8 sheet of rough sawn yellow pine into 12 inch strips.

Above; Cut a sheet of OSB into 3 inch strips and glued to back of soffit boards.

Above; Adding spacers to match with rafters.

Above; Stained and ready to put up.

Above; Here is where they go.

Above; Predrilling the screw holes.

Above; Yup , it goes up there. Note the drill hanging from the top so that I will be able to reach it and fire in the first screws.

Above; Panels in place. I did these now so that I could walk on top of Derrick without the coming roof rafter being in the way.

We are so glad to hear from so many of you from all around the world.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:13 PM   #60
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Still continues to impress! Keep em coming!
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