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Muskoka Cottage

Project by cranbrook2 posted 04-13-2008 04:09 AM 2039 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone here is a cottage i built a while back with the help of my son , daughter and a few other relatives .
It is situated at the tip of twelve mile bay in the muskokas . The cottage is 5,000 sq ft and sits on a 5 acre island . The exterior was done with grey cedar siding and a full wrap around deck. I never got any finished pics yet . I actually built a lot of real houses before building Extreme birdhouses . lol Lots of great salmon fishing too .

-- John in Belgrave http://www.extremebirdhouse.com



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tenontim

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posted 04-13-2008 02:17 PM

Nice job, John. I can appreciate the work that you put into that. The one I’m building is only half that size.

-- Tim

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posted 04-13-2008 02:36 PM

Thank you Tim , one of the toughest jobs was getting all the materials on to the island and then carrying it up to where it is now .Lots of physical labour. Also the front wall had to be built in one piece and lifted manually . It took 7 hours to lift it .

-- John in Belgrave http://www.extremebirdhouse.com

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-13-2008 03:40 PM

one of those amazing “cabins on the lake”
ok.. so they aren’t cabins any longer.. mansions perhaps.

I can’t imagine the work put into getting the wood up there let alone the actual building!

Very impressive John, just like your birdhouses.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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Bill

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posted 04-13-2008 10:40 PM

You mean that is not another bird house? just kidding.

Great looking cabin John. Is it now complete?

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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posted 04-14-2008 01:13 AM

Thank you Debbie and Bill , This cottage is done now , i hope to be able to go there this summer to get a lot more finished pictures.

-- John in Belgrave http://www.extremebirdhouse.com

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MRTRIM

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posted 04-15-2008 12:24 AM

bill beat me to it john . my first thought was johns went crazy with this one ! lol great looking place

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posted 04-15-2008 01:18 PM

well if you need help getting those pictures.. just give me a call
(I’ll just take my canoe and fishing rod … just in case)

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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cranbrook2

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posted 04-15-2008 05:18 PM

Thank you MRTRIM and Debbie
Debbie will need a bigger boat if your going fishing .lol

-- John in Belgrave http://www.extremebirdhouse.com

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-15-2008 05:33 PM

an EXTREME canoe??

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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TonyZ

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posted 04-15-2008 10:33 PM

Nice place. It looks beautiful. I noticed that the one wall and gable is basically all windows. Do you have any “flex” in that wall at all? Or is there reinforcement of some type? I was wondering because I’ve encountered this situation a couple times in the past and have dealt with it a few ways.

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cranbrook2

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posted 04-15-2008 10:54 PM

Thanks Tony , The front wall was built out of micro laminated beams 5 1/2 : thick by 12 ” wide . We built the wall just as you see it then we used double 2×6 nailed together and a sledge hammered it up into place . It took 7 hours to get it all the way up . All the ridges were also micro lam beams weighing about 700 lbs each .

-- John in Belgrave http://www.extremebirdhouse.com

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Bruce

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posted 04-18-2008 01:39 AM

Wow. I can’t wait to see the finished product. Nice start. Enjoy Ms Debbies visit for pics and fishing.

-- Are you ever going to finish that project? Yes Dear

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