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Project by PRGDesigns posted 12-19-2015 04:54 PM 1269 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is our 12’ x 12’ cabin, with 8’ dog run, based upon Mr. Jack McKee’s Builder Board design, we used at a recent trade show event to showcase our product. Took approximately 2.5 hours to erect on site and less than 2 hours to break down and load up when we were done. Trusses were built by my 16 year old stepson, Les.

Approximately 1,600 lineal feet of #1 5/4 Western Red Cedar. Approximately 7,000 stainless steel screws. Each board is machined at least 6 times. Approximately 2 miles of routing, 5,000 saw cuts, and each piece is surfaced to the same thickness. All edges are chamfered. Multiple configurations are possible using the same boards.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 08:45 PM

Did you rout these by hand or do you have a CNC machine? Turned out great! Might be fun to make something like that for my backyard in the summertime…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#2 posted 01-26-2016 05:35 AM

Thank you for your comment and interest. To answer your question, the first 48” wall boards, 16”wall boards, and connectors were cut with our bandsaw and then we chiseled out the notches. Much too time consuming and too much variability. The balance of the 12’ long wall / roof boards, 16” boards, and 48” roof boards, were cut on the CNC. I thought I had figured out the most efficient way to cut them on the CNC but as I was finishing up the last ones, I realized there was a much better and more efficient way of cutting them. Live and learn.

Being from Texas, and formerly having a bird’s eye view of the old Texas Stadium from my previous office, we left a hole in the roof, so God could watch us sell fertilizer…...

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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