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Project by Tony Z posted 01-29-2008 04:40 AM 3194 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my house. Minus the foundation, plumbing/heating, insulation and drywall. I built it myself with some help from a few people on framing and electrical. 16 hour days suck but I’m proud of the finished product. That’s a 14/12 pitch, When it needs re-roofed, I’m hiring it out.

-- Tony, Ohio

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Les Hastings

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#1 posted 01-29-2008 04:55 AM

Congratulations Tony, well done!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 01-29-2008 05:13 AM

congratulations Tony. How long did it take you?

I know the hours were long but the satisfaction you got from doing this is priceless. Besides you saved yourself some serious $$$.

I don’t blame you on the roof. They don’t pay those guys enough for what they do.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 01-29-2008 05:14 AM

Beautiful home! You have every right to be proud.

(You couldn’t pay me enough to reroof it.)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Patrick Jaromin

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#4 posted 01-29-2008 05:47 AM

Quite the challenge…must be extremely satisfying. Congrats!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#5 posted 01-29-2008 06:25 AM

Great job! Wow a house! Certainly one of the bigger “projects” on here.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 01-29-2008 06:30 AM

Man, that’s a lot of work. Makes my projects look like toys.

How long did it take?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 01-29-2008 11:19 AM

good luck and all the best wishes in your new home.
(now that mortgage)

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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#9 posted 01-29-2008 01:17 PM

Now that’s a WOODWORKING PROJECT! Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 01-29-2008 01:58 PM

Great job. There’s no question about initiative on your part.

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#11 posted 01-29-2008 02:00 PM

oh my!!! yes, “what a project”
and it is so beautiful. It must make you smile every time you come home.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 01-29-2008 03:00 PM

You win for the biggest project contest….nice job!!!

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Tony Z

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#13 posted 01-29-2008 03:07 PM

It took about 7 months until move-in and then another month of finishing touches( like a bathroom) until it was done. Actually, I still have nail holes to fill and my wife has some more built-ins for me to do.

-- Tony, Ohio

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Jiri Parkman

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#14 posted 01-29-2008 03:07 PM

Beautiful house. Send more photos.

-- Jiri

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#15 posted 01-29-2008 04:13 PM

At least he didn’t tell us this was his entry into the 2×4 contest!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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