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Wall Bracing Methods

Bracing works to maintain rigidity of the structure in all points, prevent any displacements or other ways of deformation. Diagonal tension rods and blocking of various materials are used to secure the structures. They might be exposed in the interior or hidden behind the remaining structural parts. Perforated steel rods, steel ropes, various wooden parts […]

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Wooden Cabin Bettie Nearly Finished

DIY wood cabin with front porch

Hello, we are back with Bettie by lake! Remember her? The magical wooden cabin Bettie with front porch in the woods built following our cabin plans and overlooking a lake, whose images we got from its builder Alex – thank you Alex again! To remind you, it all started with a pillar foundations and timber floor […]

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Small House Windows

DIY tiny house construction window installation pin-up houses

Window types for tiny houses Choice of windows and their installation is another one of the most crucial parts when it comes to building a small house. There are several ways how to differentiate between window types – based on material, glass or window styles. Aspects playing role are the durability, endurance, insulation properties, qualities […]

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Cabin Bettie by Lake

DIY cabin frame

We already introduced one DIY cabin Bettie, remember? Now we’ve met another one! Seems like they could become lakeside cabins, because this one is as well placed in the forest with stunning view over a lake and it suits her very much. She is not completed yet. She is still under construction, so we cannot […]

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Simple Wall Framing

simple wall frame with no insulation

Basic wall frames structures with no thermal insulation Material: Battens 1″2″/ 25 x 50 mm Boards 3/4″ x 4 1/2″/ 20 x 11 5mm Lumbers 2″ x 4″/ 50 x 100 mm There are many types of walls and simple wall framing structures. One of them, probably the simplest type is the basic type of […]

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Cabin Bettie Built in Indiana

Today, we would like to introduce to you Bettie from Loogootee. That is a small town in Indiana, USA, where she lives in a beautiful place in the woods overlooking a pond. Cabin Bettie is one of small cabin designs we offer here. The DIY building plans provided by us were slightly altered in this […]

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Pillar in Concrete Foundation

wooden cabin Candy

Materials for timber foundation Concrete (binder/sand/gravel/water) or complex dry concrete mix Rocks Timber – 2“x2“ / 100×100 mm or round timber pieces Basic metal fasteners Pillar in concrete foundation method The Pillar in concrete method of wooden foundations is recommended especially for buildings with their first floor elevated, located in areas with waterlogged soil or for […]

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Cabin Masonry Foundation

DIY masonry foundations

Materials Concrete (binder/sand/gravel/water), complex dry concrete mix or clay soil Asphalt sheet Masonry materials – bricks/rocks/concrete blocks Method The dimensions of a common masonry foundations amount to about 14″ x 14″/ 350 x 350 mm or even less. For tiny houses, small cabins or garden sheds, bricks laid flat on the ground often suffice. The recommended dimensions of the […]