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Project by Hawaiilad posted 07-20-2015 02:51 AM 1326 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just noticed it has been awhile since I posted new pictures of the house build, so here they are. The first are after we installed the roof and new flooring etc along with some view pictures and what the house looks like now. Rough Plumbing and Elect. is finished and the dry wall has started. Also a couple pictures of my messy shop that has been unused for some time…..yes, it’s open on one end…hey, Hawaii has wonderful weather. Sorry if some of the pic’s are a bit large. As you can see I did the window trim boxy instead of longer on the top and bottom, the wife wanted it this way.

-- Larry in Hawaii,





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 07-20-2015 03:34 AM

Messy shops are ACTUALLY used—not for just “GEE-LOOK at MY TOOLS! Do not use them they get dirty”

I have never seen an extremely clean shop that was actually going to stay that way over 10 minutes of real work!

I really like the canted design of the house.

-- just rjR

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 07-20-2015 04:05 AM

House looks like it is coming along nicely Larry. Oh, by the way my shop looks just like yours and sometimes it is open on one end too. It’s called a garage door. LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 07-20-2015 06:15 AM

Nice job. Why is it up on those stilts?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Hawaiilad

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#4 posted 07-20-2015 08:30 AM

We raised it 3 1/2’ for the view and the trade winds. You see, homes in this area do not have A/C…highest rates in the US. so having the winds blow under the house helps it to stay a bit cooler. Once it’s finished, everything will be removed from underneath. Under that blue tarp is 2700 sq ft of pergo flooring. House is only 1000 sq ft , but it was given to us.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 07-20-2015 11:50 AM

Nice house and nice location! I can see why you raised it up for the view!!. I love the open shop , too. they have some in Arizona but you can’t work out there in the summer unless at night. Hawaii is the perfect climate!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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hotncold

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#6 posted 07-20-2015 01:43 PM

With that view from the porch, I don’t know if I’d ever get anything done!
Absolutely fantastic!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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Andre

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#7 posted 07-20-2015 02:00 PM

That would be my dream location/view, little brother lives on Oahu but after spending a week on the Big Island, actually liked it better. How is the Koa supply there, picked up a small board in Honolulu and had to chop off my left arm, then Canadian customs treated me like a drug runner for bringing a piece of wood home! Which side of the Island?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 07-20-2015 04:31 PM

That’s a fine house you are building and you have a nice shop. too.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 07-20-2015 05:36 PM



We raised it 3 1/2 for the view and the trade winds. You see, homes in this area do not have A/C…highest rates in the US. so having the winds blow under the house helps it to stay a bit cooler. Once it s finished, everything will be removed from underneath. Under that blue tarp is 2700 sq ft of pergo flooring. House is only 1000 sq ft , but it was given to us.

- Hawaiilad


Interesting local tricks of the trade ;-)) There are lots of houses here raised because they are in flood plains. Cooling and view sound a lot better than getting out of the water !

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Hawaiilad

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#10 posted 07-20-2015 07:14 PM

We live in the Kau’ District in an area called Ocean View. We live in a 152 parcel of 3 + acre lots where only 20 homes are built…nearest neighbor is about 1/2 mile away and it’s a vacation rental. Very private and I can make all the noise in my shop as I want.

Thanks for the nice comments. I do plan to install a ” sliding barn door” system to the front of my shop with clear panels about 3’ wide that will slide into themselves and no doubt will be open nearly all the time. Also installed a couple large windows for air flow. it’s 20’X40’ and I still run out of room…of course the wife thinks she can store anything not wanted in there.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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JoeinGa

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#11 posted 07-20-2015 07:20 PM

As already said, Wowsa … what a view! You say the house was given to you? Is it a kit? or are you remodeling and finishing something that someone else started?
And (last question) ... do you have any issues with the salt air and your tools?

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Hawaiilad

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#12 posted 07-20-2015 10:14 PM

Only the flooring (Pergo) was given to us. I designed the house (lots of 22 1/2” angles that made it pretty hard). I did most of the work except when I needed a strong back…like the trusses, roofing, foundation etc. The wife and I did most everything else. It is not a kit.s We started this about 5 years ago…had a couple extra dollars and we would buy a board or two…at least it feels like that sometimes. It’s all starting to come together now…would like to be in there by the Holidays, but time will tell. We installed four 6’ sliders across the back for the view. As an after thought we decided to build a 8’ wide X 16’ walk in pantry across the back of the kitchen. That will come a bit later.

Yea the salt air can be hard on tools, but I keep everything pretty well waxed and coated. I was just this morning taking apart one of my bandsaws to clean and reset everything…was surprised there wasn’t all that much rust.

Yes the view is really nice. During the winter time ( Oct. thru March) the sun sets right out the back…summer time is moves away around the Island a bit.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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bazz135uk

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#13 posted 07-22-2015 10:39 PM

Larry Wow ! Thats a whole lot of work, beautiful ! what a location you have, Think I need to start doing the Lotto… Fancy a swap to west London 2 bedroom Hovel with a 8×8 foot shed.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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Rockbuster

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#14 posted 07-23-2015 12:28 AM

Hey Larry, This is coming around nicely since the last time I talked to you, Just thought that I would mention, I came thru your old hometown of Zanesville today on my way back to Ind. from Pa. We stopped at one of the pottery places along Rt.70, and bought some pottery pieces. I blew the horn twice for Ole Larry when I went around town.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Hawaiilad

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#15 posted 07-23-2015 01:51 AM

Bazz, it has taken us 5 years to get this far. No lottery here in Hawaii, so we just buy wood and such as we can afford it. May take a a bit longer to finish, but will be paid for when finished. I used to have a small shop, but mine is 20’x40’ now, and I still run out of room.

Good old Zanesville. Haven’t been back for nearly 20 years I would guess. I sure do remember those pottery shops along Rt 70. Allot of friends and family members worked in those places. Thanks for taking me back once again.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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