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Kirby Cabin Deck Building Project, Summer 2012

Discussion in 'Break Room' started by Kevin Kirby, Sep 8, 2012.


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    Here is what I have been doing this summer on my free weekends with my sons Keegan, 29, and Cameron, 24, up at our family mountain property in the Northern Sierra Mountains at 6,000 feet elevation. The old cabin deck was finally crushed by 15 feet of snow two winters ago (this one lasted 10 years) and we have now rebuilt a more robust deck that will hopefully last 20 more years. Lots of fun!
     
  2. After the cement footings were poured, then the ledger had to be replaced, new posts and beams added, followed by the joists of the new deck.
     
  3. Then the finishing touches of the deck surface, with my two youngest grandchildren watching the action.
     
  4. Work and relaxation in the Sierras!
     
  5. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

    Do you need people to party with to christen the deck!!!!!
     
  6. Come on over, Ian. You bring the beers, I'll provide the awesome scenery.
     
  7. Lab Guy

    Lab Guy Well-Known Member

    Epic Cabin and scenery! Impressive skills building your own deck, you have many talents and very hardworking. Great to make it a family project as well. Hope you enjoy it for many years to come.

    Steven
     
  8. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

    Fantastic Kevin. Lift my spirits looking at those pics.
     
  9. Very nice - bet that kept you out of mischief for a few weeks! Fabulous location...
     
  10. Ian, Mark and Steven:

    Here's some more photos of the three weekends we spent building the deck.
     
  11. And here is what it is like during the winter with 5-15 feet of snow on the ground and the only way to get there is by snowmobile.
     
  12. Rick K.

    Rick K. Active Member

    Certainly a robust substructure. Building code won't let you tie a deck directly to a house here any longer. Off topic - with all that DeWalt stuff, how'd you end up with Hitachi miter saw? And thanks for taking care of my brother-in-law from Raymond. He does fairly decent - as long as he wears his AFO and amazingly not so well without it.
     
  13. Lab Guy

    Lab Guy Well-Known Member

    WOW, really beautiful in the winter. Love the snowmobiles. I think I would work 4 days a week and then head to my cabin on Thursday evening. Great life! Always enjoy seeing your photos.

    Steven
     
  14. My older son got the Hitachi compound saw from my younger son for Christmas, a $300+ saw for only $75 from one of his buddies in the auto mechanics business. We make exceptions for great deals.;)
     
  15. And it's only a three hour drive from Sacramento in the northern Sierra Nevada, about 20 miles southwest of Lake Almanor and at 6,000 feet elevation. The nearest town with a store is an hour's drive away on dirt and paved roads. We get our water from a spring up the side of the mountain across the creek with 3,000 feet of 1" polyethylene pipe (that my son and I laid). We use propane to cook, run the refrigerator and run lights. We use generators any time we need electricity.

    Lots of fun. Maybe we need to do a Biomechanics Summit there sometime.:rolleyes:
     
  16. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

    "Maybe we need to do a Biomechanics Summit there sometime"

    Sounds good to me but I suspect you need to start on building a b****y big extension now :D
    Oh and a bigger car or snow mobile car park as well.
     
  17. ggm2011

    ggm2011 Member

    Wow that is truly awesome Kevin, Ian when you come up to Scotland on Friday I have a beautiful romantic table for me and you over looking the forth road bridge booked. But these views beats it hands down I'm afraid! Lol
     
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