check out the clubhouse I built for my son

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  1. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

    SEC 330 BIPOLAR jive turkey


    pretty cool huh?

    Inside room is 96"x48"x64"

    Front deck has the same 8'x4' footprint.

    6x6 posts are 48" in length each.

    so those are some really deep holes.

    The Roof is 8'x10'... I don't know what else to say other than I had alot of fun with this project.

    oh yeah, I almost forgot!

    Siding panels are LP SmartSide!
    • High Five High Five x 6
  2. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    Looks good. Your own plan?
  3. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

    SEC 330 BIPOLAR jive turkey

    100% all me... yeah, I just got a basic idea and went with it.

    I did look at the internet for technique ideas... I never notched large posts like that before. I read about how that's done for deck construction, so I notched 1 1/2" by 5 1/2" out of two adjacent sides of each post, tied all four 6x6 post together with 2x6's. The left and right 2x6's caught those 4x4 posts. Heavy plywood was screwed to the floor joist on the inside while the outside was decked. I built the whole thing from visualization. Working as a sheet metal man for the past ten years made it kinda easy because I really hadn't much in the way of carpentry experience. The basic skills translated. It's all cut/measure, hammer/screw and thinking. It took me a while to get it. If I had a solid plan the entire time it would have come much easier.

    one thing to note.. the whole project was done with 4 sheets of SmartSide. The front facade was done with drops from the rear, left and right walls. I thought that was kinda clever.
  4. onetontitan

    onetontitan Marioto

    you could probably fit all the jacksonville jaguars fans into that clubhouse
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  5. Hoffa

    Hoffa Freak you you freakin' freak

    It kind of reminds me of TB's Private Viewing room....
    • High Five High Five x 2
  6. guitarjunkie

    guitarjunkie We're Screwed...

    bout time you got off your a** and did something ;)

    Seriously, looks good!

    Man to be that age again....
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  7. Yossarian

    Yossarian I am Him.

    Cool stuff man,wish I had the ability to put something together like that. I'd end up burning it down out of frustration!
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  8. A.D.

    A.D. It's (insert day of week here) & Colts still SUCK Staff

    Nice start. What's the next step? Will you be wiring it for heat, A/C, TV, etc? I'll bet it's the most popular spot for the kids in the neighborhood.
  9. jessestylex

    jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

    thats cool, how old is your son?
  10. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

    SEC 330 BIPOLAR jive turkey

    Paul is five years old and in kindergarten.


    this is us at the Vikings game September 28th.


    he's my buddy. He's gone to see the Titans in the 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons.

    I want to sit here and dig up various pictures of him at games over the years but i just don't feel like it. I've got a tea kettle on the stove and I'm gonna make iced tea instead.
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