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Building Our Home and a Workshop #2: Some Plans and Elevations

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Blog entry by twokidsnosleep posted 09-22-2016 05:54 PM 851 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Demolishing a home Part 2 of Building Our Home and a Workshop series Part 3: The Pit »

Hello again,

In the previous posting, a wise questioner asked about planning. It is a royal pain and you should plan for a full year’s work.
I want to show the development of the house from the start and here are the elevations and plans. You couldn’t copy these and build it again so I don’t care about intellectual ownership. So much had to be changed on the fly it was not funny. I did block out names and such.

There seems to be a common theme in our construction project of nothing moving forward and then a big panic. No time to do it right but plenty of time to do it twice. That kind of thing
Our plans from the designer were just that. A lot of dicking around for MONTHS, slow painful progress and then a big push at the last minute to get them through the city, some stuff without our approval. The designer worked with a guy at the city during the plan development so as to get pre approval and direction during the design stage. Then the city guy was on holidays right when we needed the plans approved so in comes someone else and approvals disappear and tons of changes need to be made. It was unreal. We had rented a house and moved in August. The build sat for almost three more months before demo while we awaited approvals…all on my coin of course. We started design in January and plans were finally approved in early November. They poured foundation the next day.







hmm, no basement plan in my folder, will have to look for it.
Sorry the pics are so small, I though they would expand open but I guess not

House is a WestCoast Craftsman Contemporary to give the style a name

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"



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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 09-22-2016 07:14 PM

Whoa Scott that’s going to be a decent house for the five of you guys (counting the four-pawed member of the family). Wise placement of the shop!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#2 posted 09-22-2016 07:28 PM

Yes, my friend you picked out the shop on my minuscule drawings.
House has a 20X20 garage and a 12X16 attached workshop. Both have 220 power…that was the problem before, I tripped breakers in the garage and no 220
A bigger pic of the attached workshop

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 09-23-2016 03:23 PM

Even though your designer was a flake (most of them are in my experience) you ended up with a beautiful design, and a ton of natural light. I love it.

-- Jeff ~ Tacoma Wa.

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#4 posted 09-23-2016 07:34 PM



Even though your designer was a flake (most of them are in my experience) you ended up with a beautiful design, and a ton of natural light. I love it.

- magaoitin

Thanks Jeff. I agree
In his defence the city blindsided him, but communication skills were poor and time management pathetic

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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